Book Announcement: Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis

Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873123
Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis, edited by Nikolai Mouraviev and Nada Kakabadse

This collection examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in transitional nations from the governance perspective. It explores the structures, legal frameworks and collaborative arrangements that underpin partnerships in Europe, Asia and Africa, and highlights government decisions that facilitate the transformation of societal challenges into developmental opportunities. By sharing the experience of nine nations, including China, Indonesia, Russia and Nigeria, it helps to better understand the commonalities in PPP deployment, avoid mistakes and pitfalls, and learn from other economies.
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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – May 2017

This May, our Editorial Advisory Board chair Professor David Weir has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. David, who is currently Visiting Professor at York St John University, has had an extraordinarily successful academic career which has included leading four university Business Schools and initiating the very first part-time executive MBA in a University business school at Glasgow University in the United Kingdom.

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Call for Papers: 5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing, 27 October, 2017

Call for Papers

5th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing

Date: 27 October 2017

Place: ISEG, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Organisers: Paula Albuquerque and Francisco Nunes

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 May 2017

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Book Announcement: East-West Migration in the European Union

East-West Migration in the European Union now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898935
Hardback, pp340, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of East-West Migration in the European Union, edited by Nicolae Marinescu.

This volume investigates the challenges confronted by the European Union (EU) as an international actor deeply influenced by migration. This has been a key phenomenon in recent years and holds great political, economic and social importance for the future of the whole European continent. The book focuses on specific aspects related to East-West migration, such as the importance of migration for economic development and the multi-faceted impact of migration on sending countries, as well as recipient countries. It also includes an overview of the myriad of reasons which stand for the fundamental decision whether to emigrate or not. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People

Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851916
Hardback, pp265, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Economic Behavior: Economy, Business and People, edited by Alexandra Zbuchea, Constantin Brătianu and Florina Pînzaru.

The current economy is more complex and surprising than ever before: global and local factors combine to shape a very diverse framework, where organizations and management practices are challenged. This book presents a selection of studies that deal with economic behavior, both at the macro and micro level. It presents some well-defined aspects and builds on a new understanding of decision-making and economic development based on ethics and knowledge. It also emphasizes the human factor in shaping business and economic strategies as part of the international competition and interdependencies. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency

Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851879
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency, edited by Amber Narro, André Folloni, Andrea Pitasi and Massimiliano Ruzzeddu.

In a world where communication and language are not as divisive as they once were, we are experiencing a convergence unlike any other. Through technology and a broadening of our cultural understanding, we are opening doors and closing communication borders. While it is easier to adapt to and enter each other’s worlds, still we must navigate complex systems to understand operations within groups and organisations. Our experiences allow us more acceptance, but education is the only door to full comprehension. The chapters in this volume challenge readers to explore complexity theory and offer elements that support the continued and ever-growing need for its use. The book explores technology, culture, and science to navigate systems within organisations, in order to divulge the broad spectrum in which complexity theory may be utilised. Continue reading

Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – March 2017

This March, our Editorial Advisory Board chair Professor David Weir has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. David, who is currently Visiting Professor at York St John University, has had an extraordinarily successful academic career which has included leading four university Business Schools and initiating the very first part-time executive MBA in a University business school at Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

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