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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95
A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is for all those who need to make sound decisions in important but risky situations; people who work with groups to identify, prioritize and respond to risks, and who wish to deliver value. The authors provide readable and practical advice in terms of avoiding pitfalls, understanding risk management and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95
We all seem intuitively to know leadership 'isn't what it used to be' but we still cling to old assumptions which look anachronistic in changing and challenging times. Organisations and their contexts are increasingly paradoxical and uncertain. A broader approach to leadership is needed. Nick Obolensky has practiced leadership in the public,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 29.95
This book explores complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand how complex systems drift into failure. It studies sensitive dependence on initial conditions, unruly technology, tipping points, diversity - and finds that failure emerges opp more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
This edited book brings together empirical studies of young people in paid employment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in different national settings. Each of the three sections of the book explores a key aspect of young people's employment: their experience of work, intersections between work and education, and the impact of other... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 144.95
Much has been said and written about the 'financial tsunami' and economic dislocation that occurred in the opening decade of the 21st Century. In Predictable and Avoidable, Professor Dr Ivo Pezzuto offers an independent and unbiased analysis of the financial crises and one of the first fully considered expositions of the financial, governance... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
This book introduces and develops the paradigm of the organisational contract in European contract law. Suggesting that a more radical distinction should be made between contracts which regulate single or spot exchanges and contracts that organize complex economic activities without creating a new legal entity, the book argues that this distinction... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
This essential book, a companion volume to The G8 System and the G20: Evolution, Role and Documentation (Hajnal, 2007), is an authoritative work of reference on the G20, G8 and G20 reform, and relevant information sources. Hajnal thoroughly traces the origins of the G20; surveys the G20 finance ministers' meetings since 1999; and the series of... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, archaeologists, heritage researchers, literary scholars and creative writers, this edited collection explores the socio-cultural phenomenon of imagination and travel. The volume reflects upon imagination in the context of many forms... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
For humanists the perfect language was a revived Classical Latin. For scholastics it was a practical logic adapted to the needs of education. Though they have long been portrayed as arch rivals, Alan Perreiah here argues that humanists and scholastics were working in complementary ways toward some of the same goals: most significantly, the early modern... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
In service societies, the tertiary sector has long become the primary sector in terms of GDP and employment. Quality research and testing means better service, and success in the service industries demands quality. Nonetheless, complaints about insufficient, inconsistent or bad service abound. Measuring Service Performance is an appeal for an approach... more...