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 more than 20 years ago and, alongside Alan Sturmer, has built up the management programme from its beginnings as a small international business list. The business and management team aim to publish innovative books at the cutting edge of the latest research, focused postgraduate textbooks and handbooks which benchmark and define research areas. Together, we now publish around 100 high-quality books a year and attend more than 10 conferences annually, including the Academy of Management meeting.