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Book of the Month - March 2014 05 March 2014

Our March Book of the Month is a best-selling and critically acclaimed tome, which echoes this month’s commitment to ‘Responsible Business’ and ‘Sustainability’. Professor David Weir and Dr Nabil Sultan’s book ‘From Critique to Action: The Practical Ethics of the Organizational World (New Insights)’ is an updated version of the second in a series that illustrate the application of ethical thinking to business, management and computing. This book brings together some significant areas of leading-edge research and scholarship in the context of engagement with communities of practice, locally, regionally and professionally, with international students, police, teachers, housing managers, and ambulance workers.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“Containing a range of original and insightful inter-disciplinary chapters, [it] provides a timely contribution to international debates about the extent to which organisational ethics can have global application. The authors eruditely explore discourses positioning high moral fortitude against pragmatic legal obligation. This important contribution is a must read for those concerned about the future of the planet, and interested in exploring the juxtaposition of humanity’s contribution to ethical decline alongside intense commitment to achieving sustainability.”

- Prof. Kate Hutchings, Professor of HRM, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia


“Ethics has been covered in management, organisation and related areas, though albeit rather late. By its nature this is a critical issue, [and] this volume covers it from a critical perspective of a deeper level of a different order. It also has a multicultural and international orientation that is original as far as I know.”

- Prof. John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning, Lancaster University Management School


“Superbly edited and engagingly written, From Critique to Action offers a new take on business ethics that is fresh and challenging. The book reveals the complexity and conundrums inherent in organizational ethics and demonstrates refreshingly the value of original ideas and deep research in guiding ethically sound practice.”

- Prof. Charles Harvey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University


“A fine exploration and many good answers on questions of ethics and management; a trend setting study on business ethics.”

- Prof. Dr. Willem Mastenbroek, Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Chief Editor of ManagementSite


“This book is both timely and important. It manages to combine the rigours of good evidence based analysis with the practicalities of the real business world. It transcends national and cultural boundaries and gives us powerful insight into the dilemmas of the modern high speed data rich world in which we now all live.”

- Margaret Exley CBE, Chairman of Stonecourt Consulting

 

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'Sustainable Organization' Online Library 05 March 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce a new collaboration with GSE Research in the area of ‘Responsible Business’. Selected titles published in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and related areas will be carried digitally in the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) collection, brought together by GSE Research.

This follows a successful pilot programme where chapters from 60 Cambridge Scholars titles were included in the 2013 SOL collection.

Cambridge Scholars CEO, Graeme Nicol, explains the importance of the collaboration:

“Sustainability is one of the pressing issues for our world, and we are delighted to be working with GSE to support the area. As one of the largest specialist scholarly book publishers, we are finding an increasing number of our authors touching on issues of sustainability in business, society and philosophy. The Sustainable Organization Library is an innovative way to get further dissemination of this work, and we are pleased to be able to offer reduced price access to the collection for Cambridge Scholars authors.”

GSE MD, John Peters, adds:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an innovative, author-friendly publisher who brings freshness and vitality to the scholarly publishing world. We are very pleased to have a selection of sustainability and CSR content as part of our Sustainable Organization Library collection. We look forward to exploring further collaborations in the future.”

The Sustainable Organization Library is a searchable collection of around 8000 book chapters, journal articles, reports and case studies. As well as Cambridge Scholars books, SOL contains material published by Oxfam, Greenleaf Publishing, the American Management Association, AMACOM, and Peter Lang Publishing, amongst others. SOL is available on annual subscription on an individual licence, and a wide-access institutional licence.

To promote the partnership, Cambridge Scholars authors and customers can receive a 10% discount on a SOL subscription. Please contact sales@gseresearch.com and reference ‘CSP Offer’ for more information. View the SOL homepage at www.gseresearch.com/sol

Please contact admin@cambridgescholars.com for further information.

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Responsible Business Week 2014 05 March 2014

This March, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is contributing to the debate on sustainability and organisational ethics by participating in Responsible Business Week (March 31st- April 4th), the largest annual conversation about responsible business.

 

Over the past couple of years, we have noticed a growing cross-disciplinary interest within the academic community with regard to issues of sustainability in business and society. An increasing number of Cambridge Scholars authors are exploring such issues in their publications.

Professor Jonathan Gosling, a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School, is one such academic. He is currently researching the leadership of malaria elimination programmes, of sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organisations in melt-down. Jonathan explains the vital role that academic publishing can play:

“Business leaders are just one of the factors affecting the responsibility of business – regulators, media, trade unions and special-interest campaigns have important roles in the actual practices of responsible business. Scholarship in this area must therefore extend beyond a narrow focus on corporate strategy, drawing on a wider range of academic traditions”.

For more information on Professor Jonathan Gosling, please click here.

For further information on Responsible Business Week, please click here.


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Chinese New Year marks our continued success within this market 12 February 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing (剑桥学者出版社) is committed to developing our presence within emerging markets, and China has been one of our success stories so far. We have been striving to actively promote our content within China since 2009, working closely with our representative, Inspirees International, in order to ensure that Chinese libraries are able to access our authors’ research. We are delighted to be collaborating so successfully with Inspirees, especially given that their ethos - to inspire the potential within a person, connect people together and deliver added values - closely mirrors the values of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and our focus on expanding the conversation between authors and their audience.

As China is famous for its passion for education, and because we consider that it will be one of the front runners of academic thinking in the years ahead, Cambridge Scholars is very excited to be engaging with the Chinese academic community. In China, as the Chinese would say, we are “如魚得” (like a fish to water).
 
2013 was our best year yet in terms of the number of books sold, and we are optimistic for the year ahead as we look to broaden our horizons into supplying e-content alongside physical publications.

We would also like to wish all of our authors a healthy and prosperous New Year.
 
新年快乐!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we are offering all of our readers a generous 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling titles in Chinese Studies. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code china50 during checkout.  Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on March 31st.
Author: Neville Maxwell
Editors: Caroline Rose and Victor Teo


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Professor David Weir Joins as Chair of Board at Cambridge Scholars Publishing 20 January 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to welcome a new Chair, Professor David Weir, to our Editorial Advisory Board. David will provide expert insight to guide our commissioning focus and help outline the important issues in the academic community over the coming year.

David is an experienced and prominent academic with an impressive record of publications on management and development issues, and the Arab Middle East. He has worked as a Dean for 25 years in various Business Schools and academic institutes including Glasgow University as the Head of the business school, Director of the Bradford University School of Management, Director of the Newcastle Business School, and Dean of the Scottish Business School, and has an outstanding career record in institutional leadership, team-building, professional leadership and programme development in the UK and internationally.

David explains his motivation for joining the Editorial Advisory Board:

“The decision to accept the post as Chair of the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Editorial Advisory Board was an easy one as, being a Cambridge Scholars author myself, I have experienced first-hand their strong scholarly values coupled with a level of efficiency which sets them apart from the rest. I am delighted to be joining the team.”

For more information on Professor David Weir, please click here.

For further information on the members of our Editorial Advisory Board, please click here.


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Book of the Month - February 2014 20 January 2014

To herald the start of 2014, our Book of the Month is Robert Adam’s wide-ranging title, The Globalisation of Modern Architecture: The Impact of Politics, Economics and Social Change on Architecture and Urban Design since 1990.

Based on the principle that design unavoidably follows social change, politics and economics, Robert Adam casts a new light on recent buildings. In Adam's view, globalisation is driving out the uniqueness and character of cities and buildings, reducing them to a monotonous regularity.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMFEB14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on March 31st.

The Globalisation of Modern Architecture has received critical acclaim since its publication in 2013. Please see the highlights below:


“In this stimulating book, Robert Adam demonstrates how a global economy has brought forth a global architecture, in the form of commercialised modernism and the demand for iconic new buildings. Professor Adam interweaves the demands of the global economy with the development of the global architectural language, while chronicling the continuing resistance to both. The book ends with a question: how far will either the globalisation that occurred before 2007 or the associated dominance of North Atlantic architectural styles survive the crisis?”

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times


“Robert Adam has completed an impressively comprehensive and compelling survey of contemporary social and political theory . . . an incredibly rich work, ambitious and broad-ranging.”

James Pallister, The Architects Journal (17th January 2013), 68–71


“A thoughtful and well-researched book . . . a notable contribution to the field.”

– The Royal Institute of British Architects Journal


“For anyone with a serious interest in the new architecture that shapes our cities and towns, Robert Adam’s ambitious new book will be an important and objective guide to current trends.”

– Jeremy Musson, Country Life (January 16, 2013), p. 81


“It is a book that should sit on the shelf of every architectural student, and be read by anyone who wants to understand the forces that shaped a global architectural style, and global culture.”

– earchitect (2013) 


“Robert Adam, one of the planet’s leading traditional architects, has written a remarkable book . . . Adam’s opus is not a coffee-table book (the black-and-white images are not particularly dramatic) nor is it a quick read. But for anyone who wants a keen understanding of global dynamics and why the built environment looks the way it does, I don’t know a better book to recommend.”

– Clem Labine, Traditional Building (February 2013)


“Robert Adam is that rarity, an architect who can think across the political and social landscape to find unexpected forces that shape the style and meaning of architecture. Taking us on a guided race through the ‘isms’ and ‘starchitects’ who have dominated the scene for ten years, he shows that globalisation is nothing new, but is still the strongest force that erodes cultural identity and results in the Janus-Façade of the iconic building. Adam’s commentary is, as always, welcome, trenchant, wide-ranging and informed.”

– Charles Jencks, Author of Modern Movements in Architecture and Iconic Building: The Power of Enigma


“Alongside its historical sweep and sociological understanding, this book offers a critique of the global cult of the star architect and identifies a ‘reflexively modernist’ architecture. Adam discusses an architecture for the post-2008 economic condition that is no longer self-obsessed but creates space through an intensive communication with the on-the-ground social and natural world.”

– Dr Scott Lash, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London


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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - February 2014 20 January 2014

Every month we will be asking our Editorial Advisory Board to choose their top 3 ‘Recommended Reads': an edited selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering all of our readers a generous 50% discount on these best-selling titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABFEB14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on March 31st.

Our Board’s selection for February includes:


Mothers of Innovation: How Expanding Social Networks Gave Birth to the Industrial Revolution.

Author: Leonard Dudley

An important line of rethinking on how and why Great Britain was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution


Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids

Author: Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel with Faith Eidse and Elaine Neil Orr

A new angle on a new breed of trans-national supra-local inter-cultural children  


Gift and Economy: Ethics, Hospitality & the Market

Author: Eric R. Severson

When is it better to Give than to Get? A re-examination of the insights of Mauss


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