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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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Incisive and interdisciplinary, this Research Agenda broaches topics that have been under-researched within religious tourism, including: place attachment and marketing; memory and modification of sacred landscapes for tourism needs; the darker sides of religious tourism; multi-stakeholder governance; mission-trips; and allied forms of tourism.

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Balancing Interests for a Stable Investment Environment

This rigorous book explores the opposing investor-state relationship and argues that a stable investment environment is achieved when the rights of both parties are recognised and balanced. Stanislava Nedeva examines how both certainty and predictability can be achieved in oil and gas investment agreements and identifies the ways in which political risks to contractual stability and indirect expropriation can be mitigated.

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A Research Agenda for International Energy Law offers a novel exploration into the future direction of research in international energy law, highlighting contemporary themes such as competition for investments, and fair and equitable access to energy.

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Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, Justin Craig and Ken Moores reinforce the positioning of business as a science and remind the reader that those involved in the practice of business are, in fact, social scientists. Showcasing a novel science of business framework, the book is populated with economic, entrepreneurial, accounting, financial, marketing and management discipline perspectives.

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Reflections on Programs, Courses and Cases

This incisive book explores entrepreneurial activity and its close relationship with the surrounding context. Through the study of tailored educational approaches, it emphasises programs, interventions and awareness initiatives as a means to stimulate entrepreneurship and highlight both the commonalities underlying entrepreneurial activity in general, and the unique characteristics of each specific context.

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An Introduction

In this insightful book, Katherine Reece Thomas explores the constantly evolving nature of state immunity, providing a nuanced analysis of the tension between private and public law. The current rules on the commercial activity exception to state immunity are examined, in both international and domestic law settings, using recent case studies from key jurisdictions including the UK and the US.

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Regulating Cryptoassets and Decentralised Finance

This incisive book examines the extent to which existing UK financial service regulations can be applied to digital assets and decentralised financial services provided by distributed networks. Brendan McGurk and Stefan Reichenbach consider the wider legal issues beyond regulatory enforcement, attributable to the use of distributed ledger technology based financial services.

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The Power-Knowledge Approach

This prescient book explores how to confront the methodological and ethical challenges in researching deportation. Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna introduces a ‘power-knowledge’ approach, crucially taking into account the power imbalances that emerge at every stage of the deportation research process.

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Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa presents a timely and compelling account of African entrepreneurship, shedding light on the critical part it plays in the continent’s economic growth and development. It explores the various challenges, opportunities, and success stories that define the African entrepreneurial landscape and highlights the ingenuity and determination of the continent’s entrepreneurial minds.

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