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Conversations with Leading Women Scholars

As a fascinating interdisciplinary and emerging field of research and practice, cross-cultural management is shaped and enriched by women scholars. This book takes an engaging narrative approach to insightful conversations with 12 women academics to illuminate key concepts, methods and issues within this ever-evolving field. The leading scholars interviewed are: Nancy Jane Adler, Zeynep Aycan, Ariane Berthoin Antal, Nakiye Boyacigiller, Mary Yoko Brannen, Paula Caligiuri, Sylvie Chevrier, Martha Maznevski, Joyce Osland, Sonja Sackmann, Susan C. Schneider, Lena Zander

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It is important for leaders to learn as much as possible about what it takes to be a good leader. However, it is even more important to be able to apply what is being learned. Cases on Critical Leadership Skills provides interesting, real world, and often inspiring cases written by well-known experts and top level executives from around the world of leaders applying the critical skills needed to be a successful, high impact leader in a fast-paced modern society.

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Working and Living in New Territories

The digitalization of work processes and the generalization of IT are creating unprecedented opportunities. An increasing part of the workforce is experimenting with new forms of work, as freelancers, self-employed or highly skilled employees with greater autonomy. International in scope, this book comprehensively explores these new models of work, mobility and life trajectories, and the increasing role of non-metropolitan coworking spaces.

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By setting out a step-by-step guide on the implementation of a theoretically robust team work-centric approach to education, Group and Team Work explains valuable team work theory and practical dynamics. It details specific approaches educators can take to effectively play different roles, such as that of the facilitator, instructor and coach, thus depicting a varied and detailed picture of team work in higher education.

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Everyday Arenas for Making, Performing and Maintaining Organisations

This innovative book argues that meetings are a crucial feature of modern organisations, demonstrating that, contrary to popular belief, meetings are what define, represent and maintain organisations.

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Drawing on the philosophy of existentialism, this thought-provoking Research Agenda questions and encourages deeper ethical thinking about organizational practices during this time of existential crisis. Rather than relying on prescriptive normative ethical theories, it advocates for ethical concerns to be addressed through intersubjective encounters.

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Research has overlooked the need for modern organisations to enact continuity during periods of change. This Research Agenda addresses this by considering continuity and change as engaging in various forms of mutual interplay. The underlying theme of this book is that change needs continuity just as continuity needs change.

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This Concise Introduction describes current approaches to measuring and managing performance in organisations and offers insights into how they may need to evolve as the working environment changes. It demonstrates the need to see performance management in the context of the culture and leadership of the organisation and not as a standalone activity.

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Arts-based Approaches to Business Education assists educators and facilitators in preparing students and professionals to be conscientious and skilled practitioners in the contemporary organization. With a strongly practical focus, the book outlines important questions to be asked before incorporating arts-based approaches into business education and shares step-by-step examples that can be used in the classroom. It presents a myriad of ways arts can be incorporated into business curriculum across diverse subject areas and demonstrates how arts-based approaches are an actionable ‘experiential learning’ tactic to respond to the calls for responsible management education and the critical management agenda.

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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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