Francine is publisher for the business and management list. She commissions books outside The Americas as well as overseeing the growth of the list. She joined Edward Elgar as a fresh faced assistant editor last century before working alongside Alan Sturmer to build up the management programme from its beginnings as a small international business list. Together, the management team now publish over 60 high-quality books a year and attend more than 10 conferences annually, including the Academy of Management meeting. When not striving to publish innovative books at the cutting edge of the latest research, focused postgraduate textbooks and handbooks which benchmark and define research areas, Francine lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and two children.