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Making Mergers and Acquisitions Work
$47.12
Emerald
September-30-2020
From Strategy and Target Selection to Post Merger Integration
For many industries, mergers and acquisitions have become the main pathway for reaching strategic objectives like growth, technological leadership, or efficiency in production and distribution. However, the success rate of most M&A deals is low - and flawed. Unrealistic synergies, wrong target selection, culture clashes and, most of all, weak post-merger integration processes pose huge challenges, and this book addresses the salient question of how to make M&A deals work.
The authors offer readers unique access to each stage of the M&A process, with added depth and perspective provided by Prysmian - the global leader in energy and telecom cables. Prysmian's perspective enables the authors to deliver a manual for successful M&A in mature industries that require high levels of integration between operating companies.
This collection of existing M&A experiences that identify clear action steps will be an essential tool for managers to develop their growth strategies and accelerate their post-merger integration processes. This guide will also prove useful for practitioners and academics as they seek to improve the ability of firms to conduct M&A, through dissemination in academic and executive classrooms.
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Stakeholder Theory And Health Care Organizations
$121.46
Emerald
August-23-2019
As conceived by the founding editors, John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, and Grant T. Savage, the series provides a forum for leading research on health care management. Publishing biannually, one volume each year is devoted to the state-of-the-art in HCM and comprises review papers, while the second volume focuses on a specific topic and is devoted to empirical research studies of interest to scholars and practitioners. �
Advances in Health Care Management publishes research on all types of health care service and health care-related organizations, so long as it focuses on research questions of interest to the broad discipline of management.
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Global Marketing Strategies of Emerging Market Firms
$121.46
Emerald
March-29-2019
This volume of ?Advances in International Marketing? is focused on the global marketing strategies of emerging market firms. With their increasing role in international trade, emerging market firms face a large number of complex challenges when expanding into global markets. The topics addressed include various issues associated with emerging market firms? global marketing strategies and internationalization such as entry mode, foreign acquisitions, relationship building, branding, international venturing and entrepreneurship, researching customers, and institutions. The book aims to both test existing theories as well as developing new ones in order to make sense of the vast array of issues. Collectively, this book sheds significant light on how emerging market firms deal with the challenges that they face and offers key insights into an increasingly important phenomenon in international marketing, namely the expansion of emerging market firms in global markets.
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Making Trade Missions Work
$69.38
Emerald
November-15-2018
A Best Practice Guide to International Business and Commercial Diplomacy
Trade missions are one of the best-known export promotion instruments initiated and organized by governments, business associations, and consulting firms. However, their effectiveness is highly contested with some researchers doubting their worth. What is clear is that organizing a trade mission is one thing, but ensuring that it brings maximum results and outcomes is entirely another.�
This book provides a unique perspective on and approach to trade missions and how to make them more successful. By combining research and practice-based insights from international business and international relations it proposes an approach to trade missions consisting of three stages: the participant preparation stage; the target country or region visiting stage and; the follow-up stage. All - not just the visiting stage - are equally important to trade mission effectiveness. ?Making Trade Missions Work? will essential reading for professionals in roles related to internationalization, export promotion, and foreign investment, as well as to scholars of international business.
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Health, Crime and Punishment of African American Males
$131.38
Emerald
October-15-2018
Enduring Social Costs of Racial Inequality
Several tragic events related to crime and the administrations of justice have highlighted the effects of societal inequality on the life chances of the African American population, especially young males. These include a number of high profile killings in which the victims were African American males and the perpetrators were police officers. These deaths also highlight other important areas for intellectual exploration which have the potential to shape public policy making considerations that extend far beyond the criminal justice arena. Imprisonment, crime, disease, substance abuse, and accidents all contribute to the much wider gap in the community-level sex ratios found among African Americans compared to those observed among other ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. The intersection between public health and public safety is clearly an area in need of inquiry. In this volume, authors draw from theoretical and methodological frameworks in the health, social and behavioral sciences to illustrate how poor outcomes among individuals and communities can be linked to the interplay of multiple factors operating at various levels.
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Building Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Teams
$131.38
Emerald
September-20-2018
What Matters
This volume presents multidisciplinary perspectives from leading scholars in the science of teams and intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) on research needed to advance the state of the art of team ITSs. Our esteemed authors provide lessons learned to guide future research that will produce the technical capabilities needed to support team skills development. The introduction by Drs. Robert Sottilare and Eduardo Salas, who are leaders in the field of ITSs and team science, discusses the challenges and approaches to building ITSs for teams. The volume?s first section introduces concepts for understanding team training such as team task analysis, team macrocognition, measurement strategies for dynamic processes, and effective team training methods to provide insights into ITS design. Section two presents recent advances in team assessment and feedback through unobtrusive assessments, modeling dynamic team interactions, neurodynamic scaffolding, and collaborative tutoring strategies. In the Volume?s third section authors discuss lessons learned from past research, provide a discourse on the five disciplinary perspectives of engineering, learning sciences, team research, data analysis, and human computer interaction to create a framework for guiding team ITS developers, and examine the team ITS requirements for long term space travel. The final chapter summarizes and integrates lessons learned and provides recommendations for future research and development.
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Exceptional Leadership by Design
$39.68
Emerald
September-17-2018
How Design in Great Organizations Produces Great Leadership
Imagine a world with great leadership. What would that world be like ? better or worse? Now ratchet great leadership up to exceptional leadership and suddenly we have cause for optimism. How do we design exceptional leadership? Will we know it when we see it or experience it? Traditional paradigms of leadership have celebrated decisive top-down control and analytical decision-making. But times are changing. The world is more connected, complex, fluid and interdependent. This book debunks the myth that leaders need to be creative like designers to apply Design Thinking. �

Applying design approaches and practices to organizational leadership is not just about its leaders becoming more creative. It is definitely not about the person at the top coming up with the grand answer. Design thinking starts with the ?pain point? related to the problem you are trying to solve and getting to the heart of the issue. It is a collaborative effort that neatly leads stakeholders and representatives affected by the problem to design novel leadership solutions that actually work.�

This book leverages some of the best leadership and design thinkers in the world to carefully explore how the best and most meaningful design elements can be leveraged to enable effective leadership.
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Best Practices in Teaching Digital Literacies
$83.07
Emerald
September-17-2018

The almost universal reliance upon digital tools for social, academic, and career development will only become more pronounced in the years to come. Teacher education programs remain ill-equipped to adequately prepare educators with the pedagogies needed to foster digital literacies. What is needed is a set of best practices towards teaching digital literacies so that teachers can better meet the emerging needs of their students in today?s classrooms.�

Where should teachers begin? What are the essentials of digital literacies within K-12 contexts? And how might we reimagine teacher education programs to optimally prepare teachers for working with technologically connected youth, whose literacies are more complex, interconnected, and diverse than ever?

This volume provides a practical framework for teacher education programs to develop K-12 students? digital literacies. It offers a set of best practices in teaching digital literacies that promote access to research-based pedagogies for immediate implementation in classrooms.
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Reputation Management
$27.28
Emerald
September-14-2018
Richard Branson said: ?your brand reputation is everything and you?ve got to fight to protect it? and reputation has shot up the boardroom agenda in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. But opinions vary widely on what reputation is and how it is created. And there is no accepted model for managing and protecting reputation ? is it merely ?PR? ? or is it a key Board responsibility? This book discusses those issues through a series of key questions and builds on the work undertaken by the PRCA in 2014 in its ?Economics of Reputation? campaign and accompanying reputation toolkit. The book is intended as a practical guide and includes interviews and check-lists produced by some of Britain?s leading businessmen and communications professionals. It will be supported by a leading industry conference and series of films produced by leading reputation management consultancy Lansons.
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Grow, Build, Sell, Live
$22.32
Emerald
September-14-2018
A Practical Guide to Running and Building an Agency and Enjoying It
If you are thinking about starting your own agency; have started one and hit your first round of growing pains, or are a veteran looking for an exit, this book is for you.�
In it you?ll find practical and implementable advice and tools to address the day-to-day reality of running a successful agency ? with a lot less of the stress and angst that usually goes with it. �

If you?re like most agency leaders, you?ll spend the majority of your time on three areas ? your people, clients and new business. These are all important levers for consultancy growth. But two other areas need at least the same level of attention ? the numbers and YOU. Yes you. Too often the owner doesn?t invest enough in their own needs ? and this lack of ?investment? in themselves can really hurt when the business needs them most.�
So, in addition to giving guidance on people, clients and new business, we?ve made sure that you and the numbers are both covered off in detail. We talk a lot about choices ? and the fact that we have more choice about what happens next than we think we have.�

The consultancy CEO/MD role can seem like an endless stream of issues to handle and fires to put out. It can leave you feeling as if your team, or your clients, are running your business rather than you. And, that your company runs your life rather than helping you to create the life you want to lead.�
That's where this book comes in. �

We?ve put together practical and implementable guidance on how to manage your consultancy so that you?re in control, and most importantly so that it gives you what you want from your life.�

We?ve tried to make the content as practical as possible. It draws on proven approaches and some helpful science. It also quotes some real-life examples from leaders we know. We?ve changed the names to protect the innocent! You?ll find handy check lists at the end of each chapter.�

We talk a lot about growth. Not because being big is best, but because in our experience, controlled growth is essential to getting the best from and for your people and your business. But much depends on why you started the business in the first place. Which brings us back to choices.�

We wrote this book, not to be prescriptive but to encourage you to think about your choices more, and to think about them earlier. We want you to understand your choices. We want you to make them conscious rather than unconscious choices. Only then you can work on them, rather than have them work on you.
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Digital PR
$22.32
Emerald
September-14-2018
Digital changes everything. That?s a truth that has played out across industries the world over. And PR is a perfect example of an industry that has been forced to transform. Across every PR discipline, from media relations and content creation through to social media and influencer marketing, digital has changed traditional PR techniques and ushered in a whole new wave of specialisms that previously did not exist. This book acts as a guide to this era of transformation. It?s a manual that summaries the trends affecting our industry. It examines the techniques that have changed and also investigates some of the new approaches that are starting to emerge. It asks the questions that modern PR practitioners need to ask, whether working in-house or within an agency and will be equally relevant for those studying PR or coming into the industry as it will those who are hardened professionals facing a future that looks significantly different to the tried and tested approaches of the past. This is a book about opportunity. A book that shines a light on how adoption of data, audience planning and creativity, seen through a digital lens, can transform an industry, making it more relevant and necessary that ever before. It?s a celebration of the power of earned media in a world where we are, as consumers of media, increasingly shunning interruptive marketing and looking for connection and true engagement.
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Writing for the Media
$19.84
Emerald
September-14-2018
This is a media writing guide for PR people. The media use one per cent of the material PR people send them. What can we do to increase the hit-rate of the stories we write on behalf of our clients or employers? We need to know exactly what the media want and what they don?t want. We should be able to write material according to the rules and conventions which the media themselves observe. We ought to know how to compose, present and lay out stories in a manner which saves the media time and earns their approval. We can enhance our pick-up if we know how to produce good media photography, video and infographics. We must know how to pitch a story professionally. This Guide is an A to Z of media writing for anyone working in PR who wants to get better results.
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Transparency and Stakeholder Management in Health Care Organizations
$111.54
Emerald
September-14-2018
This volume assesses the impact of various forms of transparency for different health care stakeholders, whether providers, consumers, insurers, or purchasers. The Affordable Care Act in the United States mandates various forms of price transparency, in part, as a means to encourage value-based purchasing and bundled payments. However, cost and operational transparency initiatives both in and outside the U.S. are of operational and strategic interest to both health care providers and executives. Through this volume, intended and unintended consequences of these emerging practices and policies can be clearly understood and evaluated.
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Crisis Communications
$19.84
Emerald
September-14-2018
Can you control a crisis? No ? but with adequate preparation you can control the reputational consequences. This PRCA Practice Guide describes how to invest in readiness and what to do when a crisis strikes. It is intended for public relations professionals and the people who work with them during a crisis ? in particular senior managers and spokespeople. The Guide covers contingency planning, stakeholder identification, crisis communications policy, spokesperson training, the ?Red Book?, dark sites, rehearsals and simulations, locations and resources? and what to do on the day; taking and maintaining the initiative? the aftermath. It covers in detail the role of the mainstream and online/social media, recommending steps to neutralise hostility and shut down ill-informed comment. The Guide contains numerous real-life examples, ?What would we have done?? discussion topics and advice from PR experts, journalists and editors. Reputational damage is rarely caused by the crisis itself but, instead, by what the organisation does and says under the media spotlight. This guide shows how to navigate the turmoil and emerge from a crisis with reputation and credibility intact.
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Contemporary Challenges of Climate Change, Sustainable Tourism Consumption, and Destination Competitiveness
$111.54
Emerald
September-12-2018

This volume presents twenty updated and new theories of travelers? decisions and behaviors. It describes the advances in theory construction and practical applications of theory in the disciplines of tourism, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment (THLE) research. The chapters all build on the grand models appearing in these four literature streams during 1965-2015.

This approach is comprehensive in both coverage and depth with regard to constructing, testing, and applying theories of travelers? decisions and behaviors, which includes original work in updating grand theories and micro (algorithm-conscious and non-conscious based) theories of travelers? decisions and behavior. This volume is the first to fully recognize and construct theories across the THLE discipline.

This volume describes the synergies, symbioses, and serendipity occurring in THLE behavior. It tears down researchers' parochial fences of what is and is not tourism, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment. The time has arrived tor tourism to embrace hospitality, hospitality to embrace tourism, and all to embrace leisure and entertainment, and this volume serves as a catalyst to accomplish this embrace.

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Key Success Factors of SME Internationalisation
$121.46
Emerald
September-10-2018
A Cross-Country Perspective

This collective book offers a cross-country perspective on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Scholars from prestigious institutions in Europe, North America, Australia and China provide new insights on how SMEs develop and perform their international activities. Their innovative approach is particularly useful to understand the major role played by SMEs in today?s global economy.

The authors identify key factors that facilitate the international expansion of SMEs. They explain how SMEs can succeed in their development in both mature and emerging economies. Their findings are based on quantitative surveys and in-depth case-studies, and the resulting recommendations are provided to help SME managers increase the performance of their international activities.

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Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities in Higher Education
$111.54
Emerald
September-10-2018
International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion
This volume provides educators with an understanding of challenges associated with equity and inclusion at higher education institutions globally and with evidence-based strategies for addressing the challenges associated with implementing equity and inclusion. Higher education institutions continue to address an increasingly complex set of issues regarding equity, diversity and inclusion; many face increasing pressure to find innovative solutions for eliminating access and participation barriers and mitigating practices that impede access, persistence, retention, and graduation rates in higher education. Using comparative international perspectives, this volume looks at how different nations and cultures experience power, privilege, identity, and inclusion with respect to participation in tertiary education, with a specific focus on gender identities.
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Refugee Education
$111.54
Emerald
September-10-2018
Integration and Acceptance of Refugees in Mainstream Society
This volume examines how universities and colleges are working towards implementing various interventions to integrate refugees along with non-governmental organizations and local governments to achieve an optimal level of integration with host communities. The first part of the volume addresses the challenges of educating and integrating refugee populations, while the second part considers methods for establishing support systems. Using case studies and other empirical research, this volume presents a broad and in-depth overview of the various methods implemented to integrate the refugees into society.�The international case studies reveal�the complexity of the perception-practice dynamic and the multi-faceted factors that influence various levels of integration.

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Stakeholders, Governance and Responsibility
$121.46
Emerald
September-05-2018
While it is generally accepted that both governance and corporate social responsibility are concerned with the way that an organisation manages its relations with its stakeholders, the actual relationships are not simple. The stakeholders who are considered to be dominant and most powerful can change dramatically over time. This is particularly so when governance or CSR is considered in the context of non-commercial forms of organisation. This book re-examines these relationships and the way in which they are changing and developing. The various contributions to the book address different aspects of these relationships from a wide international and interdisciplinary perspective.�
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Dynamics of Financial Stress and Economic Performance
$99.20
Emerald
September-04-2018
Insights and Analysis from the World Economy
The financial stress of 2008 pushed the world economy into its most severe recession since the Great Depression. Despite the apparent risk financial stress poses to the real economy, the relationship between financial stress and economic activity is complex and not well understood. The present study focuses on the impact caused by the 2008 financial break-down, and its connection to the real economy. It has been observed that few countries have partially recovered from the 2008 financial market shock, and some countries are still struggling in one way or the other to come out of it.�

These financial stocks are non-linear and multi-dimensional. They can create interest rate issues, liquidity issues, fiscal issues, over leveraging of the financial markets, debt issues or a complex combination of any of the above issues. In the present study each of the twelve countries have been combined to understand the global financial stress and its dynamics. We have also studied each country on a standalone basis to understand the crucial issues given the financial stress scenario. The present book provides an analytical approach to understand the financial and economic issues faced by each country.
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