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Academic Enterprise: A Field Guide

Author: Andrew Corcoran

Edition: First

Publisher: The Blueberry Press

Pages: 215

Price: Pounds 20.00

ISBN: 9780956457240

A practical guide intended to help academics to commercialise their research, covering subjects such as intellectual property, market research, presenting proposals, networking, risk and contingency planning and common pitfalls. The author considers the requirements of teaching, research and innovation in the development of entrepreneurial initiatives that can have a positive long-term impact on the academy, the economy and society.

Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determinants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Chris Warhurst, Francoise Carre, Patricia Findlay and Chris Tilly

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 280

Price: Pounds 31.99

ISBN: 9780230336919

This edited volume outlines debates, developments, issues and trends in job quality while considering whether "bad jobs" are inevitable. Drawing on an international cohort of scholars, it seeks to define and measure bad jobs; explain variation and change in job quality; and identify workplace practices and broader non-workplace strategies for making bad jobs better. It is aimed at upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields including labour relations, labour economics, organisation studies, human resources management and employee relations.

Organization Design: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations

Authors: Patricia Cichocki and Christine Irwin

Edition: First

Publisher: Kogan Page

Pages: 304

Price: Pounds 29.99

ISBN: 9780749462567

Intended as a road map for the implementation of organisation design, this book covers subjects such as downsizing, outsourcing and restructuring and offers a practical toolkit to take organisation designers from start to finish. The authors outline the basic theory, provide a step-by-step approach to implementing organisation design, and furnish solutions to recurring challenges.

The Entrepreneur: Classic Texts by Joseph A. Schumpeter

Editors: Markus C. Becker, Thorbjorn Knudsen and Richard Swedberg

Edition: First

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Pages: 400

Price: Pounds 29.50

ISBN: 9780804762830

Increasingly seen as a major economist, Joseph Schumpeter has long been considered the foremost theoretician of entrepreneurship, but few of his key texts have been available in English. This anthology contains several newly translated texts and puts together, for the first time, all of Schumpeter's writings on the entrepreneur and entrepreneurship.

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship: The Relentless Pursuit of Mission in an Ever Changing World

Authors: Jill Kickul and Thomas S. …

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