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This fascinating Research Agenda analyzes the key research topics within lean management. Exploring both contextual histories of these topics and potential avenues for future research, it provides a complete picture of lean management practices both past and present.

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If Design is about forming materials, then what are the materials of Service Design? In this ground-breaking book, Johan Blomkvist, Simon Clatworthy and Stefan Holmlid explore this question by establishing a discourse around the materials of service design, discussing materials as a means to explore what service design is and could be.

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Industrial Relations and Equitable Socio-technical Change

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com. This timely book provides an innovative study of the profound changes and latest challenges facing the construction sector. It adopts a socio-technical approach to analyse not only the role of technological factors, but also that of actors and their social dialogue and industrial relations.

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Digital Transformation and Opportunity for the Next Growth Continent

Offering invaluable insights into technologically-driven change in Africa, this incisive book envisions myriad positive economic changes brought about by new technologies and innovations. Rooted in original research from contributors who have worked and taught in Africa, it encapsulates developments and breakthroughs throughout the continent.

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Demystifying Academic Research for Business Professionals

Through a fascinating exploration of the advantages and pitfalls of business research methods, this essential book encourages the reader to make well-informed decisions in an often fast-paced environment. It sets out key rules and procedures to ultimately improve the accuracy and authenticity of research ventures.

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Advancing Digital Value

Addressing the key research question of how organizations transform to generate new forms of public and shareholder value by leveraging digital technology, expert contributors provide a deep dive into a diverse variety of business models from around the globe. The book also provides a timely focus on multisector ecosystems where organizations have limited, if any, ability to operate using monopolistic and/or command-and-control mechanisms.

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Cognizant of the complexity and uncertainty that characterizes our post-pandemic world, this book highlights how learning and development needs to be wired into the culture of a business. Karen E. Watkins and Victoria J. Marsick extend the vision of learning and development to embrace a full range of learning interventions, considering what it means to change the culture of an organization into a learning-rich environment.

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A Century of Setting, Posting and Adjusting Retail Prices

Shedding light on a range of price fixing mechanisms and price display technologies, this incisive book offers a clear overview of the retail price setting, posting and adjusting processes. Based on a detailed study of a century of pricing practices in the US retail sector, it explores the anthropology and sociology of valuation practices by concentrating on the way prices are fabricated.

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Illustrating the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and changes it has generated in the economy, society and culture, this expansive book continues the debate concerning the digital revolution and the rise of the algorithmic society.

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The Challenge of Disruptive Transitions

This cutting-edge Research Agenda takes a hard look at workplace innovation practices that are vital for dealing with the global disruptive changes we currently face. It unpacks the ways in which organisations can become more sustainable, not only for value creation and profitability but also for sustainable employability and employee skill development. This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.

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