Book Announcement: Agrarian Capitalism and the Development of the Coffee Industry in Colonial Zimbabwe: 1900-1980

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Agrarian Capitalism and the Development of the Coffee Industry in Colonial Zimbabwe: 1900-1980 by Takesure Taringana. Continue reading

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The book that forms a foundation for professionals to make a mark in Recruitment and TA

It is uncanny that, even after 25 years in the hiring solutions business, I hardly find any top notch recruitment practitioner who doesn’t confess that they forayed into Recruitment/Talent Acquisition by chance, luck or fate. I cannot remember anyone ever saying that when they grew up they wanted to be a recruiter/TA specialist!

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Writing “Competing on Talent”

WHO KNOWS what form the forward momentum of life will take in the time ahead or what use it will make of our anguished searching. The most that any of us can seem to do is to fashion something – an object or ourselves – and drop it into the confusion, make an offering of it, so to speak, to the life force. ERNEST BECKER, The Denial of Death

About two years ago, I set out to write the story of that elusive quest to uncover how to hire and how to hire well and imagine a better future for organizations in their hiring ways. Today, the first copies of the book arrived – neatly boxed and orderly. I laughed to myself because the process to get to this perfectly packed box was far from orderly. Assembling, dissembling and reassembling the manuscript, it was a lot like carpentry, hammering and sawing and sanding. In fact, that was half the fun, and it’s why I wanted to write about it in the midst of experiencing it.

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

This November, 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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Book Announcement: The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry

The Evolution of the Industrial Relations System in the Italian Shipbuilding Industry now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500051
Hardback, pp125, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning by Alberto Sasco.

This book provides an in-depth analysis of how industrial relations in Italy’s shipbuilding sector have developed over recent years, taking Fincantieri – the leading and most well-known Italian shipbuilding company – as a case study. To this end, an investigation of relevant literature and collective agreements is carried out to understand how national and company-level collective bargaining has evolved over time. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice

A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895224
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Social and Solidarity Economy: The Ukrainian Choice, edited by Anton S. Filipenko.

This volume considers one of the alternative economic models that countries can consider implementing. It systematizes the experience of the social and solidarity economy in both developing and developed countries in America, Europe and Australia. However, the focus is given to the prerequisites and main forms of the social and solidarity economy development that exists in Ukraine. The collection will be of interest to academic scholars, as well as political and public decision-makers. Continue reading