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Overcoming Destructive Conflict, Deviance, and Dysfunction in the Family Firm
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In this illuminating casebook, Roland Kidwell brings together eminent scholars and researchers, showcasing real-world examples of family businesses and potential challenges they may face. Chapters encapsulate possible tensions that may manifest within family businesses, including sibling rivalry, intergenerational conflict, and clashing ideas about work ethic. Ultimately, the authors propose that it is essential for stakeholders and those in leadership to understand what techniques, policies and behaviors do, and indeed do not, work in family firms.

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Asserting that the qualitative research paradigm is entrenched in the social sciences as a discipline in its own right, this book brings together finance and qualitative research to encourage researchers to expand their respective bodies of knowledge. In doing so, it promotes a synergy of insights through the mixing of perspectives. Providing a comprehensive guide for finance researchers on how to produce impactful qualitative research, this book is a vital resource for teaching as well as one’s own research.

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A Contribution to Environmental and Nature Studies

Illustrating an insightful contrast between modern scientific and economic approaches, and the Buddhist viewpoint, this book examines key environmental issues such as species protection, pollution, natural resource use and global climate change. Through a comprehensive explanation of the pertinent Buddhist philosophy and eleven Buddhist instruments, it unpacks the rich intellectual resources relating to modern environmental and nature studies that have been treasured in the Buddhist Canons and commentaries for thousands of years. This book provides a rare opportunity to reflect on the ongoing climate crisis using a time-tested thought system.

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Exclusionary Populism in Power in Israel and Beyond

This ground-breaking book goes beyond conventional arguments to explore how and why populists are able to hold power for long periods. It illustrates that exclusionary populist movements maintain power whenever they succeed in stabilizing social structures around a political project promoted as an alternative to the current hegemony.

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Proposing innovative ideas on the links between taxation, citizenship and democracy, this multidisciplinary book contributes to ongoing research and scholarship by emphasizing the importance of taxes to the functioning of democracy.

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Providing a wealth of advice surrounding different ways of working, collaborating and thinking about your writing, this illuminating How to guide acts as an essential sourcebook for academics at any career stage. Seonaidh McDonald shares authentic stories, offers countless suggestions and provides key resources to help you progress your academic writing.

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Why and How We Could Do Better

This informative book reveals the pervasive nature of large inaccuracies in economic statistics. Drawing on numerous real-world examples including case studies from advanced and developing countries, Peter van Bergeijk presents profound insights into how downplaying these errors undermines the scientific rigour of economic analysis and outlines how to manage uncertainty in economic analysis moving forward.

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Embark on a riveting journey through the study of social complexity with The Atlas of Social Complexity. Over three decades of scientific exploration unfold, unravelling the enigmatic threads that compose the fabric of society. From the dance of bacteria, to human-machine interactions, to the ever-shifting dynamics of power in social networks, this Atlas maps the evolution of our understanding of social complexity.

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In this thoroughly revised edition of The Chinese Strategic Mind, Hong Liu underscores how the distinctive foundations of Chinese and Western thought lead to divergent focuses, objectives, and approaches. He aptly introduces a framework for comprehending the Chinese strategic mindset, exploring its origins, evolution, and implementation.

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A Practical Introduction

How to Use Digital Learning with Confidence and Creativity is an accessible guide to key topics in the complex field of digital learning. It offers advice and insights on a range of ethical, pedagogical, ideological, and strategic challenges arising at the intersection of digital technology and teaching practice.

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