This state-of-the-art Handbook provides an overview of the role of big data analytics in various areas of business and commerce, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, fashion retailing, information systems, and social media. It provides innovative ways of overcoming the challenges of big data research and proposes new directions for further research using descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.
This Handbook provides an incisive, rigorous and contemporary guide to research methods in the continually evolving area of corporate governance, offering a welcome focus on holistic approaches to research. Not only analysing existing research methods dominated by the quantitative-qualitative dichotomy, it also explores the crucial need to challenge assumptions and methodologies in order to advance research in the field.
The Handbook of Multi-Level Climate Actions emphasizes the need for significant climate action by every capable person on the planet at multiple levels of human experience and society. This includes individuals/households, formal and informal groups, organizations/communities, from local to global, and all levels of businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. It highlights the many ways that our species can meet the climate crisis and how entities at every level of human experience are, could be, and should be developing and implementing climate solutions, including those advancing energy efficiency, renewable energy utilization, and nature’s ability to sequester carbon.
Answering the strong call for theory application and development in purchasing and supply management (PSM) and supply chain literature, this Handbook is an essential reference that provides extensive guidance on which theories to apply, how to apply them, and when to build theory.