2012 Business and Economics Catalogue


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  1. Experimental Economics

    Edited by K. Vela Velupillai

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Experimental Economics may be said to have come of age in 2002 with the award to Vernon Smith of the Nobel Memorial Prize. As the Award Committee noted, economics had long been viewed as ‘a non-experimental science that had to rely exclusively on field data’, a view that was perceived by many as ‘...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Human Capital

    Edited by Pedro Teixeira

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    In recent decades, human capital has become one of the most popular and influential research programmes in the academy. Its influence is not limited to economics, but has proved to be significant to many other social sciences; indeed, it has infused social and political debates about education and...

    Published March 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Islamic Economics

    Edited by Shafiq Alvi, Amer al-Roubaie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The editors of this new collection write: Western economists define economics as the branch of knowledge or science which investigates how scarce resources are best allocated into competing claims upon them. These claims are socially and culturally determined. Islamic economics and its principles...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Transport Economics

    Edited by David A. Hensher

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    An effective transport infrastructure—and its associated services—are widely regarded as key components of an efficient, equitable, and sustainable society. But the link between transport provision (especially car ownership) and growing global levels of, for example, social exclusion, congestion,...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Urban and Regional Economics

    Edited by Philip McCann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Urban and regional economics encompasses both the economics of geography and spatial economics to focus on the growth, behaviour, and economic performance of cities and regions. Over the last two decades, urban and regional economics has grown dramatically—both as a taught subject and as an active...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Economic Reform in Modern China

    Edited by Wei Zhang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    It is more than three decades since China initiated its economic reform and open-door policies. During that period, China has successfully transformed itself from an inefficient centrally-planned economy to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. To the rest of the world, China has emerged from...

    Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Great Depression

    Edited by Geoffrey E. Wood, Forrest Capie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The Great Depression had a devastating effect on much of the world’s developed economies. (For example, at its nadir, around one-quarter of the US workforce was unemployed. And, in Britain, exports virtually halved by 1933 as international trade collapsed.) The political and cultural consequences...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Agricultural Economics

    Edited by Gail L. Cramer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The application of the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock—and to land usage more generally—is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets...

    Published October 6th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Twentieth-Century Economic History

    Edited by Lars Magnusson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The study of economic phenomena over time is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study, and this new four-volume collection in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics, meets the need for an authoritative, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference work...

    Published June 8th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Islamic Banking and Finance

    Edited by Amer al-Roubaie, Shafiq Alvi

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Islamic banking refers to a financial system which is consistent with principles of Islamic law (or ‘sharia’) and guided by Islamic economics. In particular, Islamic law prohibits ‘riba’ or usury, the collection and payment of interest. Additionally, Islamic law prohibits investing in businesses...

    Published May 13th 2010 by Routledge

  11. Feminist Economics

    Edited by Drucilla Barker, Edith Kuiper

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics. It is a four-volume collection of historical and contemporary work in the flourishing field of feminist economics, an innovative and dynamic area of scholarship that...

    Published November 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  12. Public Sector Economics

    Edited by Richard W. Tresch

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How does government taxing and spending affect an economy, and how can we determine whether government policies promote a society’s economic objectives? What economic activities should governments undertake? Should they do less? How should an optimal tax system be designed? What information is...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  13. International Financial Reporting Standards

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by David Alexander, Chris Nobes

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the possibility of global accounting harmonization, have recently gained enormously in importance, both practically and from an academic and research perspective. Since 2005, European and Australian listed enterprises are required to use IFRS...

    Published May 20th 2008 by Routledge

  14. The Economics of Innovation

    Edited by Antonelli Cristiano

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The Economics of Innovation is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Economics. Edited by Cristiano Antonelli, a leading scholar in the field, it is a four-volume collection of canonical and the best cutting-edge research. Many would argue that the economics of...

    Published March 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  15. Corporate Governance: Critical Perspectives Set

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Thomas Clarke

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Corporate governance is a relatively new field, but has now moved from the margins to the mainstream of business and management education. However, discovering the origins and foundations of corporate governance involves a lengthy search through law, finance, economics, accounting and management...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  16. Entrepreneurship

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Norris Krueger

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Entrepreneurship has come a long way as an academic field, just as it has in our modern economy and society. Entrepreneurship provides a much needed retrospective view of academic work in the area.Scholars in the field approach entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and often exhibit little...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  17. Mergers and Acquisitions

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Simon Peck, Paul Temple

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    This set maps articles from the four main fields that influence the study of mergers and acquisitions: economics, finance, strategic management and human resource management, and encompasses a range of further perspectives. With a multidisciplinary approach, these volumes integrate the main fields...

    Published June 19th 2002 by Routledge

  18. Strategy

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by David Faulkner

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Whilst there are a wide number of competing definitions of strategy there is a consensus about its importance and about its ability to determine whether a company succeeds or fails.This is the most comprehensive collection to date on all aspects of strategy.The collection:* explores different...

    Published April 24th 2002 by Routledge

  19. International Business

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Alan M. Rugman

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    The exceptional growth in the level of international business has been one of the most dramatic features of the last fifty years; in the early twenty-first century virtually all business transactions involve transnationals at some point in the value chain. This comprehensive four volume set...

    Published March 6th 2002 by Routledge

  20. Public Management

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Stephen P. Osborne

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Since the 1980s, the public sector throughout the Western industrialized world, the transitional economies of Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia has undergone major changes. The main thrust of these changes has been to bring public sector management practices closer to...

    Published December 13th 2001 by Routledge

  21. Consumer Behaviour Analysis

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Gordon Foxall

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Published November 15th 2001 by Routledge

  22. Industrial Relations

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by John Kelly

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Until recently, the study of industrial relations centred around trade unions, collective bargaining and strikes - often in the manufacturing industry. Union decline and de-industrialization in the advanced capitalist world have raised major issues about the relevance of this focus. As a result,...

    Published September 27th 2001 by Routledge

  23. Business Ethics

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Alan Malachowski

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    It is no longer possible for modern companies to ignore the ethical or social implications of their business practice. Controversy surrounding such issues as the environment, rewards to senior managers and international labour standards have made business ethics front-page news and helped the...

    Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  24. Marketing

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Michael Baker

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Parallel to the continuing growth of interest in marketing has developed a concern for the history of marketing thought and for the evolution of marketing theory. This concern is mirrored by the introduction of many courses at both undergraduate and graduate level which address these topics....

    Published February 15th 2001 by Routledge

  25. Organizational Studies

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by University of Warwick's Organizational Behaviour Staff

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by ten academics at the University of Warwick Business School, this collection represents some of the best work within organization studies:Volume 1: Modes of Management seeks to invert conventional approaches to managingVolume 2: Objectivity and Others focuses upon issues of...

    Published October 26th 2000 by Routledge

  26. Small Business

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by D.J. Storey

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    In developed economies more than ninety-nine percent of enterprises are small. In the EU there are as many people employed in businesses with more than 500 workers. Small firms are therefore highly important in terms of employment and in many countries are becoming more important in terms of job...

    Published May 18th 2000 by Routledge

  27. Technology, Organizations and Innovation

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by Patrick Dawson, Ian McLoughlin, Ian Mcloughlin, David Preece

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    An authoritative collection of the leading critical and contemporary writings published in the field of technology and organizations, this set spans a key fifty-year period. The volumes take the reader from the first and most influential papers from the early 1950s, through to recent publications...

    Published April 19th 2000 by Routledge

  28. The History of Accounting

    Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Edited by John Richard Edwards

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    The History of Accounting has been constructed from 68 items previously published between 1971 and 1998, representing the key works of 72 leading authors. The set is designed for a number of applications which include: a range of readings suitable for graduate and postgraduate courses on accounting...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge