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  1. The Market Oriented University

    The Market Oriented University

    John A. Davis, Mark A. Farrell
    The next decade will be transformative for the higher education sector. Government funding is decreasing. Through their marketing activities universities have created the ‘student consumer.’ The student consumer is prepared to shop around, compare prices and value, and once purchased expects a return on their investment. Disruptive innovations are challenging traditional forms of learning and in many cases are viewed as better alternatives to traditional learning in the classroom. Competition from private educational providers is increasing. Their cost base is lower, and their customer focus is superior. In short, universities around the world are facing a perfect storm. While experts don’t expect the higher education sector to collapse under these challenges, they do believe that for some institutions the future looks bleak. If universities are to avoid closures or mergers, they will need to adopt a market-oriented approach. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life

    Edited by Luigino Bruni, Pier Luigi Porta
    Offering a thorough assessment of the recent developments in the economic literature on happiness and quality of life, this Handbook astutely considers both methods of estimation and policy application. The expert contributors critically present in-depth research on a wide range of topics including culture and media, inequality, and the relational and emotional side of human life. Accessible and far-reaching, it will prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars of welfare and economics. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  3. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

    Edited by Frederic S. Lee, Bruce Cronin
    Despite the important critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant method remains econometrics. This major new Handbook provides an invaluable introduction to a range of alternative research methods better suited for analysing the social data prominent in heterodox research projects, including survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental, and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex, and social network analytics. Introductions to each method are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Learn More
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  4. Education, Occupation and Social Origin

    Education, Occupation and Social Origin

    Edited by Fabrizio Bernardi, Gabrielle Ballarino
    This innovative book takes a comparative approach to the social origin–education–destination triangle (OED), looking at the intergenerational transmission of advantage in 14 countries. The intention is to debate the claim that education is the ‘great social equalizer’. The contributors examine the relation between family background, education and occupational achievement over time and across educational levels, focusing on the relationship between individuals’ social origins and their income and occupational outcomes. It will be of interest to academics and students of social policy and those interested in social inequalities and their reproduction over time. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research

    Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research

    Edited by Nicole Coviello, Helena Yli-Renko
    The Handbook of Measures for International Entrepreneurship Research is a user-friendly collection of multi-item measures developed and used in the research of international entrepreneurship and important areas related to it: international business, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy, and innovation. Learn More
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  6. Empirical Legal Research

    Empirical Legal Research

    Frans L. Leeuw, Hans Schmeets
    Empirical Legal Research describes how to investigate the roles of legislation, regulation, legal policies and other legal arrangements at play in society. It is invaluable as a guide to legal scholars, practitioners and students on how to do empirical legal research, covering history, methods, evidence, growth of knowledge and links with normativity. This multidisciplinary approach combines insights and approaches from different social sciences, evaluation studies, Big Data analytics and empirically informed ethics. The book discusses the tensions between the normative character of law and legal issues and the descriptive and causal character of empirical legal research, and suggests ways to help handle this seeming disconnect. Learn More
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  7. Analysis and Public Policy

    Analysis and Public Policy

    Stuart Shapiro
    How do we incorporate analytical thinking into public policy decisions? Stuart Shapiro confronts this issue in Analysis and Public Policy by looking at various types of analysis, and discussing how they are used in regulatory policy-making in the US. By looking at the successes and failures of incorporating cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, and environmental impact assessment, he draws broader lessons on its use, focusing on the interactions between analysis and political factors, legal structures and bureaucratic organizations as possible areas for reform. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  8. Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Handbook of Critical Policy Studies

    Edited by Frank Fischer, Douglas Torgerson, Anna Durnová, Michael Orsini
    Critical policy studies, as illustrated in this Handbook, challenges the conventional approaches public policy inquiry. But it offers important innovations as well, in particular its focus on discursive politics, policy argumentation and deliberation, and interpretive modes of analysis. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  9. Restructuring Welfare Governance

    Restructuring Welfare Governance

    Edited by Tanja Klenk, Emmanuele Pavolini
    This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective, considering both governance and human resources. Welfare governance (e.g. welfare mix, regulation, employment conditions, customer involvement) has changed significantly in the past decade. The editors and contributors collectively assesses these processes not only by comparing different policy fields and countries, but also by taking a close look inside organizations, examining the coping strategies of professionals, and how they adapt to new models of governing welfare organizations. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship

    Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Helle Neergaard, Claire Leitch
    This insightful Handbook introduces a variety of qualitative data collection methods and analysis techniques pertinent in exploring the complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Detailed and practical accounts of how to conduct research employing verbal protocol analysis, critical incident technique, repertory grids, metaphors, and the constant comparative method are provided. Scholars new to the area, doctoral students, as well as established academics keen to extend their research scope, will find this book an invaluable and timely resource. Learn More
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  11. Gender, Education and Employment

    Gender, Education and Employment

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, Sandra Buchholz
    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  12. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

    Edited by Chris Nash
    Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews of all these methods, with an emphasis on practical applications, commissioned from an international cast of experts in the field. Learn More
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  13. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

    Edited by Yaojun Li
    Social capital is fundamentally concerned with resources in social relations. This Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world to address important questions on the determinants, manifestations and consequences of social capital. Combining cutting-edge theory and appropriate data and methods, it presents a challenge to both social capital researchers interested in explaining social inequality and to policy-makers with responsibility for designing effective measures for enhancing social cohesion. Learn More
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  14. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

    Edited by Matthias Ruth
    This volume presents methods to advance the understanding of interdependencies between the well-being of human societies and the performance of their biophysical environment. It showcases applications to material and energy use; urbanization and technological transition; economic growth and social vulnerabilities; development and governance of social and industrial networks; the role of history, culture, and science itself in carrying out analysis and guiding policy; as well as the role of theory, data, and models in guiding decisions. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  15. Handbook of Research Methods on Trust

    Handbook of Research Methods on Trust

    Edited by Fergus Lyon, Guido Möllering, Mark N.K. Saunders
    With the growing interest in trust in the social sciences, this second edition of the Handbook of Research Methods on Trust provides a fully updated and extended account of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods for empirical research. While many researchers have already drawn inspiration and insight from the previous edition, the dynamic development of trust research calls for further and deeper engagement with methodological issues, particular methods, practical research experience, and current challenges and innovations as offered by this new edition. Learn More
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  16. Embracing Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines

    Embracing Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines

    Edited by Satish Nambisan
    Unique ideas, insights and themes from diverse disciplines—from engineering, science and medicine to arts, design, and music—have the potential to enrich and deepen our understanding of entrepreneurship. This book brings together contributions from an eclectic set of entrepreneurship scholars and educators from different fields to advance cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial thinking. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  17. Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development

    Handbook of Research Methods on Human Resource Development

    Edited by Mark N.K. Saunders, Paul Tosey
    As Human Resource Development (HRD) research has developed, a growing variety of quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures and analysis techniques have been adopted; research designs now include mono, multiple and mixed methods. This Handbook brings together the wealth of research methods experience gained by HRD researchers into one essential volume. Organised into four parts, the book explores conceptual issues, qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods and methodological challenges. It utilises the wealth of research experiences of leading HRD scholars to provide a range of insights highlighting what works, what does not work and associated challenges. Each chapter provides annotated further reading, allowing the reader to expand on the topics discussed. Learn More
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  18. Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

    Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

    Edited by John Ishiyama, William J. Miller, Eszter Simon
    With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty excel as classroom teachers, the expert contributors offer representation from various types of institutions located throughout the world. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses curriculum and course design, teaching subject areas and in class teaching techniques. Learn More
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  19. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Therese Norman
    This Handbook provides an overview and assessment of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variety of scholarly traditions and with a background in different academic disciplines including economics, economic, human and cultural geography, and economic history. The resulting Handbook covers a broad spectrum of methodologies and approaches applicable in analyses pertaining to the geography of economic activities and economic outcomes. Learn More
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  20. The University and the Economy

    The University and the Economy

    Aldo Geuna, Federica Rossi
    This book provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth. It demonstrates the causal interactions between universities’ activities and economic outcomes, and presents up-to-date quantitative and qualitative data in support. The authors present the theoretical tools and evidence to explain the manner and degree to which universities’ activities impact the economy, as well as analysing the comparative strengths and weaknesses of specific university systems. Learn More
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