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. Skills and inequality have long been a central theme in analyses of social structure and economic development. A Research Agenda for Skills and Inequality offers an insightful cross-disciplinary framework for research on how unequal living conditions form, persist and change in interplay with human skill formation and development.
This timely book explores how space emerges as people attempt to organize and reorganize their everyday activities. From the workplace to the internet, geographical districts to international development projects, it offers new insights on how created spaces enable further activities as the organizing process evolves.
While much has been written about the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from both an institutional and a policy perspective, there remains a conspicuous void of general information about firms and research projects that are funded through the program. Providing a multi-dimensional picture of such firms and their projects, this incisive book is designed to help the reader understand in more depth the social benefits associated with the SBIR program.
With an interdisciplinary approach this book elaborates and discusses the strategic, regulatory and economic scenario that the sponsorship of a European Digital Single Market has been generating for small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs).
With contributions from global leading scholars, this Research Agenda offers an interdisciplinary collection of ideas investigating gender and leadership, where we are today and where we are going. Using critical perspectives, chapters challenge the way we think about gender and leadership by questioning the status quo.
How are digital technologies changing the creation of new ventures? What are the critical skills for entrepreneurs in the digital age? How does digitalization change product design and communication with customers? How can small businesses in non-digital industries overcome the digital divide? This book helps answer these questions through real-world case studies and lessons learnt from the perspectives of real entrepreneurs in various industries, countries and types of business.
Authoritarian capitalism is rapidly evolving, intensifying and spreading across the globe. This updated second edition book demonstrates that the recent resurgence of fascism and repressive democracies are connected to and symptomatic of the fundamental authoritarianism of capitalism.
In this extensively revised fourth edition textbook, authors Vladimir Pucik, Ingmar Björkman, Paul Evans and Günter Stahl take a people management and organizational perspective on the complex issues involved in successfully managing today’s multinational firms. Taking account of contemporary business challenges of digitalization, inclusion, and sustainability, The Global Challenge explores how international strategies are executed through people management.
Taking the Fear Out of Data Analysis provides readers with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand, perform, and interpret quantitative data analysis effectively. Acknowledging that people often dislike statistics and quantitative methods, this book illustrates that statistical reasoning can be a fun and intuitive part of our lives.
Business Teaching Beyond Silos focuses on the application of business education to the teaching of other subject areas and how other subject areas inform business teaching. It outlines the benefits of using inter- and multi-disciplinarity to enhance business education and to influence and inform business practice within other disciplines.