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LTD New Media and Transformation of Social Life in China
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The field of media and communication has expanded substantially in China over the last few decades. New Media and the Transformations of Social Life in China covers in detail the main aspects related to media in China, including new media technologies, social networks, media convergence, smart cities, digital media, information and communication technology (Ict), and risk society. A major strength of this book is its coverage of the role of ICT for social participation in urban policy and management areas, which include e-governance, social security, and decision support systems. The book also addresses issues such as the financial crisis, the global energy crisis, and environmental pollution.

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LTD Realist Inquiry in Social Science
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Realist Inquiry in Social Science is an invaluable guide to conducting realist research. Written by highly regarded experts in the field, the first part of the book sets out the fundamentals necessary for rigorous realist research, while the second part deals with a number of its most important applications, discussing it in the context of case studies, action research and grounded theory amongst other approaches. Grounded in philosophical methodology, this book goes beyond understanding knowledge justification only as empirical validity, but instead emphasises the importance of theoretical criteria for all good research. The authors consider both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and approach methodology from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Using abductive reasoning as the starting point for an insightful journey into realist inquiry, this book demonstrates that scientific realism continues to be of major relevance to the social sciences.

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LTD Leadership and Management in Social Care
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'This is a timely and well crafted text which is to be commended, with strong chapters from knowledgeable and committed authors. A stimulating read and one which will be of considerable use to those with responsibility for leading and managing learning in social care and social work' - Keith Popple, Professor of Social Work, London South Bank University 'This is a welcome and timely book, which forecasts the growing need for workplace learning. I will be one of the first people to buy it' - Jan Fook, Professor of Social Work, University of Southampton This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the leadership and management of learning in social care education and practice. Written in response to recent policy and continuing professional development frameworks, the book provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following post-qualifying awards for social work in leadership, management and practice education Key features include: " reference to the relevant post-qualifying standards in social work at Higher Specialist and Advanced levels " an interprofessional approach " case studies, activities and points for reflection. Leadership and Management in Social Care will equip readers with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to improve the quality of social care services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development it will become essential reading for students following social work and social care qualifications for continuing professional development. Social care practitioners responsible for staff development and interested in progressing to management roles will also find the book invaluable. Trish Hafford-Letchfield is a senior lecturer at London South Bank University for social work, higher education and leadership and management courses. Kate Leonard is a senior lecturer at Lsbu and freelance trainer, assessor and mentor. Nasa Begum has been Principal Advisor for Participation at Scie since 2003 an

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LTD Doing Critical Management Research
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`Alvesson and Deetz rehearse the arguments against neo-positivism and quantitative research very effectively… also make the important distinction between qualitative work in general and critical qualitative work in particular. The arguments here feel fresh and engaged, helped along by numerous illustrations and examples from particular research studies. …a welcome antidote to the majority of methodology books, especially in a climate where research - especially at doctoral level- is increasingly prone to standardization. The value of the book in this regard cannot be overestimated, because it draws together insights and arguments. …expect it to be widely read and cited, and to remain the standard text on critical management research practice for a good many years to come. This is an excellent text which combines a very impressive coverage of the literature while showing great care and thought in exposition' - Management Learning Providing a detailed discussion of the practice of doing critical research in organizations, utilizing both qualitative research processes and critical theories of organizations, this textbook will be essential for all those involved in interpreting and researching contemporary institutions and organizations. This volume gives an authoritative and insightful framework for navigating critical theories and methods across the social sciences, but in particular in relation to the study of corporate organizations.

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LTD Textbook of Basic and Clinical Immunology
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This book has been written keeping in mind the needs of the student and curriculum. The content is exhaustive and cannot be found in any single textbook, Indian or foreign. Its uniqueness is the packaging of the basic and the clinical aspects of immunology in a single book. The goal of creating this book is: To put forth the concepts involved in immunology in as simplified a manner as possible for the students whose first language is not English To reduce to the minimum, description of animal experiments so elegantly conducted to explain the several important concepts (This was intentionally done to avoid confusion amongst students who are not exposed to animal science-basically the book gives more weightage to human immunology) To include immunology of diseases commonly encountered in South-East Asian countries, so that students of medicine will grasp the basic complexities of the diseases they encounterThe book is thematically divided into two sections. The first sixteen chapters deal with basic immunology. This part deals with development and maturation of cells of the immune system, molecular basis of diversity of immune response, movement of cells to the site of infection directed by soluble mediators, functions of effector cells and molecules, and careful control of harmful effects of activated immune effectors. Chapter 17 is entirely devoted to the principles of laboratory techniques used in immunology. The second part, covered in ten chapters, deals with immune response to infectious and non-infectious diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, allergy (hypersensitivity) and diseases caused by mutations occurring during several developmental steps in the complex process of maturation of immune response, giving rise to immunodeficiency diseases. While dealing with the problems in the life-saving procedure of allogeneic transplantation, a special section is devoted to the development of new biologics such as engineered monoclonal antibodies and fusion p

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LTD Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context
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*Winner in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2015* An ideal course text for Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management or Cross-Cultural Management courses. Chapters present the fundamental theoretical approaches in all key areas including leadership, ethics and change, and then explore them in the context of culture and cross-cultural management. Encourages self-reflection and critical appraisal through a series of questions and scenarios designed to get you thinking like a manager working with an international team. Provides practical guidance on tackling the most complex issues facing managers today. Contains insights into the experiences of real employees working in a multicultural environment. The companion website www. sagepub. co. uk/kanungo provides a wealth of additional material to support students and teachers alike. Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

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LTD Social Media for Journalists
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"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.

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LTD Management Guru Shri Ganesha
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Lord Ganesha is worshipped first among all the deities. He is a distinguished leader. His razor sharp memory and witty nature reveals the secret of success and ignites our mind with problem solving acumen to excel in our professional and family life. His ability of solving problems and removing all obstacles makes Him a special deity. Leadership traits, problem solving skills, focused attention, empathy and sympathy, negotiation skills, resourceful innovation, distributive justice, discerning power and cooperative attitude are the basic requirements to become the best leader and manager in the present scenario. At present, various management gurus teach and conduct various workshops to nurture these qualities in the managers and leaders. But the result is not achieved as per expectation. There are some basic differences in the style of different approaches by so called management gurus. This book is entirely different from other books on Ganesha. It derives the message of the best leader and manager of the ancient world in a very practical and witty way. It will be very helpful in learning more about life management lessons besides nurturing the managerial skills and leadership traits. B.k. Chandra Shekhar is a Rajyogi, faculty member of Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, New Delhi, Alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh, International Mind & Memory Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Neurobic Expert, Inventor of Sigfa Solutions and Neurobic Gym Concept and Founder Director of Invisible Doctors Solutions Pvt Ltd, Faridabad. He is a spiritual healer and member of Healing International, South Wales, United Kingdom. He is the author of eight books on mind, memory and healing power of soul. He has conducted more than three thousand workshops and seminars on Mind-Body-Spirit fitness in India and abroad. His life is a living example of surviving from life threatening diseases of Cancer and Hepatitis-C by activating his inner (invisible) doctor.

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LTD Social Work Research in Practice
HK$ 314.00 HK$ 349.00
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This new edition of Social Work Research in Practice: Ethical and Political Contexts explores the intrinsic connection between knowledge, research and practice in social work. The authors argue that through a better appreciation of research, the highest standards of social work can be achieved. The second edition investigates contemporary approaches which impact on the discourses of social work research, including: - Evidence-based practice - User-led research - Anti-oppressive practice - Practice-based research Each chapter has been fully updated with a rich range of case examples and references. Further reading is also included, so that readers can expand their knowledge. This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practitioners working in the field of social work. Heather D'Cruz works as a Consultant: Research and Professional Education. Martyn Jones is Associate Dean at Rmit University.

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LTD French Post-War Social Theory
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"Derek Robbins has shown once again that he is one of the few Anglophone scholars with an exceptionally profound and impressively comprehensive knowledge of the history of modern European social thought. This book is a must for anybody interested in twentieth-century French social theory. The coverage is wide-ranging; the information provided is authoritative; complex ideas are presented in an accessible language; key controversies are explained in an eloquent and thought-provoking fashion; and, perhaps most importantly, seemingly abstract tensions between intellectual positions are put into historical context." - Dr Simon Susen, City University London Detailed, timely and original this book explores the trans-cultural transmission of social theory. Derek Robbins presents us with a chronological commentary on the intellectual production of five French social thinkers (Aron, Althusser, Foucault, Lyotard, Bourdieu) and on the English reception of their texts. The book: Sets up a Bourdieusian investigation of the habitus of the five thinkers and, comparatively, of the national sub-fields of intellectual discourse. Enables an inter-active generation of enquiry based on the primacy of individual experience. Challenges the social sciences to abandon their grand narratives and to advance the cause of social democratic inclusion. Reconciles the legacies of the work of Bourdieu and Lyotard in order to advance practically a socio-analytic recognition of dissensus or différence. By representing modern classics of French social thought in socio-political context, this in-depth study encourages all social researchers to reflect on their use of social theories in their practice. Derek Robbin's companion website to French Post-War Social Theory can be found here

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LTD Josie Under Fire: The Historical House
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1941: London is being bombarded during the Blitz, and Josie finds it hard to understand her brother's decision to be a conscientious objector. But when she goes to stay at No.6 Chelsea Walk with her cousin Edith and is drawn into tormenting one of her new classmates, Josie learns what it means to stand up for her own beliefs. Ann Turnbull's previous novels have been shortlisted for several awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award."Dramatic stories with a real sense of atmosphere." - The Guardian

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LTD The Body and Society
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"This truly deserves to be considered a classic and I strongly encourage my students to read it from cover to cover. Turner's work on the body needs to be considered in its own right within courses on the sociology of the body." - Dr Robert Meadows, Surrey University "Remains the foundational text for courses in the sociology of the body, replete with insights and a depth of analysis that has largely inspired an entire new area of studies across the social sciences." - Dr Michael Drake, Hull University "This is THE contemporary text for both academics and students exploring the sociology of the body." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk This is a fully revised edition of a book that may fairly claim to have re-opened the sociology of the body as a legitimate area of enquiry. Providing an unparalleled guide to all aspects of the subject, each chapter has been revised and updated while the book contains new material that reflects both recent changes in the field and Turner's developing position on the centrality of vulnerability. Assured and innovative, this book provides the most authoritative statement of work on the sociology of the body by one of the leading writers in the field.

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LTD Islamic Finance
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Islamic Finance is a compilation of selected writings of Dr Venkataraman Sundararajan (1945-2010), an international policy maker who played a significant role in the development of the regulatory and supervisory frameworks and policy for Islamic finance. Spanning more than a decade of his thoughts on Islamic finance, this book provides both basic and advanced knowledge on the field. The papers in this collection define Islamic finance, outline its many complexities, and provide practical recommendations that can help it in becoming an important global financial intermediary. The book demonstrate not only Dr Sundararajan's long-standing commitment to helping develop Islamic banking, but also how Islamic finance itself has evolved rapidly between 1998 and 2010. The chapters in this book are a blend that would benefit lay readers as well as experts and policy makers at regional and international levels.

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LTD Management Guru Lord Krishna
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Management Guru Lord Krishna is a unique piece of literature that puts light on the various techniques adopted by Lord Krishna for achieving success in his time and their relevance for a modern man. It's main thrust is to make us aware of those tips which can be employed in a democratic set up and even in a complex competitive industrial ambiance so that one can achieve success without hampering other's prospect in the age of cut throat rivalry.

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LTD The Risk Society and Beyond
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Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works of Beck.

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LTD Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India
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A comparative analysis of two contrasting strategies in the implementation of Community Natural Resource Management (Cnrm) programmes in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh This book examines whether the introduction of Cnrm schemes in rural India made an impact on poverty alleviation. These programmes were implemented in various phases and manners in different states over the last two decades and their comparative performance as well as successes and failures are analysed. Inspired by the Millennial Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000, the book focuses on participatory irrigation management, watershed development, joint forest management, and inland fishing cooperatives. This book is indispensable to scholars of development studies, environmental studies, community resource management, and sociology.

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LTD The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods
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The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of - the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions that underpin qualitative research in the field. The chapters in this volume have been arranged into four thematic parts: Part One: Influential Traditions underpinning qualitative research: positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism, critical, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, postcolonialism, critical realism, mixed methods, grounded theory, feminist and indigenous approaches. Part Two: Research Designs: ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three: The Researcher: positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality, writing from the body, and achieving critical distance. Part Four: Challenges: research design, access and departure, choosing participants, research across boundaries, writing for different audiences, ethics in international research, digital ethics, and publishing qualitative research.

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LTD Leadership and Strategic Management in Education
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`This is one of very few texts to give recognition to the difficulties in large institutions and to give practical advice about the degree to which collegiality can be built into strategic planning. The authors provide an overview of all aspects of leadership within education, giving ample references within each section for more detailed study' - Mentoring and Tutoring`The book would constitute a good starting-point for anyone wishing to understand contemporary developments in educational management' - Educational ResearchLeadership and strategic management are both issues of central importance in raising achievement in schools and colleges and thus are at the heart of the educational debate today. This book is concerned with such major issues as: the nature of strategic management in education; the importance of vision, and mission; styles of leadership; models of educational management; and the purposes of strategic management, which here are equated with the effectiveness and improvement of the institution. It will be invaluable for students of educational management, such as those following masters degrees. It is also directly relevant to teachers and lecturers and schools of all phases and in further education colleges, particularly those who have, or aspire to, management responsibilities. The textbook is designed to be used either to accompany a taught course, or for self-study via distance-learning, thus practical and reflective activities are included.

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LTD The Principles of Educational Leadership & Management
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Fully revised and thoroughly updated, this second edition of this classic book brings together many leading international authors on educational leadership, with brand new chapters from leaders in the field Ken Leithwood, Paul Begley, Allan Walker and Alma Harris. Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights into: - Moral and ethical leadership - Distributed leadership - Developing leaders - Leadership for learning - Building and leading learning cultures - Managing human and financial resources - Leadership for diversity - Leadership, partnerships and community - Professionalism and professional development The book is for scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in educational leadership, management and administration, as well as for senior leaders in education and those taking professional leadership qualifications.

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LTD Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business
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In this age of global economic crises, the need to renew our commitment to social issues becomes even more urgent. Reduction in public and private spending on social programmes throws up further challenges for the sustenance of development efforts. The book advocates countering this trend through 'global social entrepreneurship' and the use of innovative, inexpensive and locally customized solutions. Using in-depth and contemporary case studies, the book demonstrates how to define, measure and achieve socially and environmentally sustainable growth. The book inspires social entrepreneurs to build new models of sustainable growth, to scale existing solutions and to create new public-private partnerships.

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LTD Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work
HK$ 282.00 HK$ 313.00
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"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!" John MacDonough, London South Bank University "Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It: - Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice - Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates - Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively - Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension - Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.

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LTD Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care
HK$ 259.00 HK$ 287.00
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What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes:o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countrieso Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvemento Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to Sage journal articles for students, as well as Sage videos and seminar notes for lecturers and moreThis is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

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LTD Consumer Society
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here What factors are contributing to the continuing growth in consumption of goods and services? At what point do the costs associated with consumerism begin to call our way of life into question? How are the problems of resource depletion, waste and pollution, and environmental impact being addressed? What is to be done about the consequences of our all-consuming way of life? Ever-increasing consumption and a relentless pursuit of growth in output are the twin pillars on which the modern economy and contemporary social life rest. But the consumer way of life is globally unsustainable. We can't all live the consumer dream. This comprehensive, lively and informative book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It brings together a huge set of resources for thinking about the development of consumer culture, its defining features, and global consequences. Adept in handling a complex range of classical and contemporary theoretical sources, the book draws on an impressive range of comparative material and provides a variety of contemporary examples to inform and enhance understanding of our consuming way of life. Smart writes with verve and feeling and has produced a stimulating book that enlarges our understanding of consumer culture and provides a timely critical analysis of its consequences. Clear, engaging, and original this book will be essential reading for all those interested in and concerned about our global culture of consumption including researchers and students in sociology, politics, cultural studies, economics, and social geography.

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LTD Social Entrepreneurship
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This book explores social entrepreneurship vis-à-vis participation of marginalized communities. Based on in-depth case studies that highlight the efforts of selected third sector organisations, this book brings to light the emergence of social entrepreneurship in India. The cases focus on the roles of locally established methods and community participation in carrying out sustainable social transformation. Social Entrepreneurship: Working Towards Greater Inclusiveness contributes to both practice and theory in social entrepreneurship. It also sets out modalities for future work in the field, examining the various processes adopted by social enterprises in their functioning and delivering of services to address the concerns of exclusion.

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LTD Law and Social Change
HK$ 371.00 HK$ 412.00
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This is a timely new edition of Sharyn L Roach Anleu's invaluable introduction to the sociology of law and its role as a social institution and social process. Discussing current theory and key empirical research from a diverse range of perspectives Law and Social Change gives relevant examples, from various cultures and societies, to provide a sociological view which goes beyond more jurisprudential approaches to law and society. The book: provides coverage of major classic and contemporary social theories of law is informed by empirical research drawn from several countries/societies includes up to date and relevant examples This thoroughly updated edition engages with modern scholarship, and recent research, on globalization whilst also looking at related issues such as the internationalization of law and human rights. It explores recent reforms at local and national levels, including issues of migration and refugees, the regulation of 'anti-social' behaviour, and specialist or problem solving courts and also provides a clear, accessible introduction to research methods used in the socio-legal field. Direct and wide-ranging this text will be essential reading for students and researchers on social science and law courses and in particular, those taking sociology, legal theory, criminology and criminal justice studies.

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LTD Critical Social Theory
HK$ 291.00 HK$ 322.00
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In this accomplished, sophisticated and up-to-date account of the state of critical social theory today, Craig Browne explores the key concepts in critical theory (like critique, ideology, and alienation), and crucially, goes on to relate them to major contemporary developments such as globalization, social conflict and neo-liberal capitalism. Critical theory here is not solely the work of Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse and Habermas. The book begins with the Frankfurt School but uses this as a base to then explore more contemporary figures such as: Nancy Fraser Axel Honneth Luc Boltanski Cornelius Castoriadis Ulrich Beck Anthony Giddens Pierre Bourdieu Hannah Arendt A survey of critical social theory for our times, this is an essential guide for students wishing to grasp a critical understanding of social theory in the modern world.

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LTD Service-User Research in Health and Social Care
HK$ 274.00 HK$ 304.00
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This book represents a major contribution to the development and increasingly accepted importance of involving service users in research. It argues that this development is neither a fad nor a cure-all, and highlights the strengths, weaknesses, benefits and costs of the approach. It is the first text to analyze the involvement of service users from the conception of a research idea to the finish of the project. The author critically considers why service users even bother getting involved, and goes on to explore ethical issues, covering key topics such as: - the practice of service-user research; research conception, recruitment, training, development of research tools, data collection, analysis, writing up, dissemination and endings - barriers to involvement and the limitations of service-user research, with practical advice on how these can be addressed - both sameness and difference in relation to involving young people in research - alternative futures for involving service users in research. Using reflexive questions and practical examples to challenge the reader to consider his/her own position in relation to these issues, this book should occupy a central place on the shelves of all undergraduate health and social welfare students. It is also crucial reading for those studying postgraduate professional qualifications and research methods, and for practitioner researchers and policy staff considering the best ways of undertaking meaningful service user involvement.

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LTD Using Conversation Analysis for Business and Management Students
HK$ 186.00 HK$ 206.00
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In Using Conversation Analysis, David Greatbatch and Timothy Clark introduce the key elements of conversation analysis, an increasingly prominent form of business research analysis, which involves analysing audio and visual recordings of naturally occurring talk-in-interaction such as television speeches and interview exchanges, to see how meanings are constructed. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master's degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method. Part of SAGE's Mastering Business Research Methods Series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N.k. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.

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LTD An Introduction to Social Psychology
HK$ 403.00 HK$ 447.00
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Psychology recognises no borders. The relationships between people and the groups they form are determined by similar principles no matter where in the world they come from. This book has been written to introduce students from all countries and backgrounds to the exciting field of social psychology. Recognising the limitations that come from studying the subject through the lens of any one culture, James Alcock and Stan Sadava have crafted a truly international social psychology book for the modern era. Based on classic and cutting-edge scholarship from across the world, An Introduction to Social Psychology encourages mastery of the basics as well as critical thinking. Incorporating relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology, it offers: Chapters on crowd behaviour and applied social psychology Discussion of new means of social interaction, including social media Relevant insights from social neuroscience, evolutionary theory and positive psychology A companion website at study. sagepub.com/alcocksadava featuring extensive additional resources for students and instructors

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LTD Cookbook
HK$ 68.00
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This book is bursting with natural ingredients and natural ways to learn! Create delicious desserts and scrumptious savouries with this step-by-step childrens cookbook. The simple recipes teach basic cookery skills, introduce children to new vocabulary and teach them to follow instructions the Letterland way. 48 pages of culinary fun combined with early literacy skills development. Suitable for ages 4+.

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LTD Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion
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Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization. It examines how liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories-caste, tribe and religious minorities-subjecting them to further deprivation. A novel approach has been used in the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues such as civil society, religion, caste and alienation. Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement give this study empirical weight. Since most scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of 'deprivation' and 'exclusion', this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject.

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LTD I Quit Sugar Cookbook
HK$ 162.00
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The I Quit Sugar Cookbook is the best-seller by Australian health guru, Sarah Wilson. It doesn't muck about: it features more than 108 sugar-free desserts, cakes, snacks, kids' treats and detox recipes, plus a bunch of other tricks and tips to help you quit the toxic white stuff - for good! Plus! It will help you shop for ingredients, convert quantities and get extra detox and background information…in a click! Here's a few more things you should know: Want an ingredient that you can find in your town? Easy. My book can link you directly to online outlets. Want to cook a bunch of the recipes? Need your ingredients added up, ready to print? Easy. Simply add to the shopping cart and the fancy "back-end" gizmo-ing will tally your ingredients at the end into a neat, printable shopping list. You work in ounces and drops or degrees Fahrenheit? No problem. We've provided a clever converter for every recipe, too!

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LTD Jalebi Management
HK$ 282.00 HK$ 313.00
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An important addition to the literature of management as a discipline, this pioneering book gives importance to the social dynamics of business organizations. An outcome of the author`s practical experience of over three decades in the global market, this book ably demonstrates the importance of paying attention to human culture, lifestyle and trends, while conducting business. Marked by original thought, concepts, processes and graphics, it demonstrates that business organizations of today must be sensitive to the nuances of global social culture so as to bring about quantum growth. In particular, it establishes that there is no barrier between industry and society.

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LTD Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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LTD Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences
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Talk is one of the main resources available to qualitative researchers. It offers rich, meaningful data that can provide real insights and new perspectives. But once you have the data how do you select an appropriate means of analysis? How do you ensure that the approach you adopt is the best for your project and your data?The book will help you choose strategies for qualitative analysis that best suit your research. It walks you through key decisions, provides actionable game plans and highlights the advantages and challenges of the main approaches. It is packed full of real examples designed to showcase the different tools you might use to meet your own objectives. Each section of the book focuses on one popular strategy for analyzing talk-based data: Narrative Analysis Conversation Analysis Discourse Analysis Taken together these sections will help you to fine-tune the link between your primary research question and your methods; to ensure that your theoretical stance fits with your methods; and to reason through your analysis in a way that will be recognizable to the intellectual communities of narrative, conversation, or discourse analysts. This book is both starting point and map for any social scientist looking to strategically and purposefully analyse talk data.

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LTD Key Concepts in Event Management
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"I found this text to be exactly what we were looking for to give our students a good understanding of the contemporary issues that affect the Events industry. I have recommended this as essential reading. It is well written and the format makes it an easy read raising key issues and challenging theory." - Tanya Bellingham, School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Plymouth "An essential events managment reference handbook which addresses a number of key issues within the industry. A very interesting read!" - Thomas Fletcher, Liverpool John Moores University In recent years we have seen an enormous growth of festivals and event activity and the literature within the field is consequently huge. In order to make sense of this rapid and dynamic development, students are dependent on a book that can lead them through the myriad of theoretical frameworks offered. This book naturally situates itself in the middle of this need, offering a comprehensive and illuminating account of the festival and event field. Written with academic rigour yet accessible at the same time, Quinn proves herself to be an outstanding communicator and stimulator of knowledge. International in content and timely in its up to date coverage of key topics, this will be an invaluable reference source for students from of Event Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, and Sport and Leisure Management.

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LTD Analyzing Social Networks
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Designed to walk beginners through core aspects of collecting, visualizing, analyzing, and interpreting social network data, this book will get you up-to-speed on the theory and skills you need to conduct social network analysis. Using simple language and equations, the authors provide expert, clear insight into every step of the research process-including basic maths principles-without making assumptions about what you know. With a particular focus on NetDraw and Ucinet, the book introduces relevant software tools step-by-step in an easy to follow way. In addition to the fundamentals of network analysis and the research process, this new Second Edition focuses on: Digital data and social networks like TwitterStatistical models to use in Sna, like QAP and ERGMThe structure and centrality of networksMethods for cohesive subgroups/community detectionSupported by new chapter exercises, a glossary, and a fully updated companion website, this text is the perfect student-friendly introduction to social network analysis.

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LTD Events Management
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Taking an explicit international approach to the subject, Events Management combines theory and practice to address the challenges and opportunities of working in a global world to help prepare students for the realities of the events management sector. Written by a high profile international team of editors and contributors, the text features cases spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America, and covers key topics and issues such as fundraising, sponsorship, globalization and sustainability. It also aims to bolster student employability through the inclusion of features such as practical asides, case studies, and a "Diary of an Events Manager" to give students a window into the real life of a practitioner. Brand new to the Second Edition: Three new chapters covering industry-related contemporary developments in social media, events tourism and the future of international events New case studies in every chapter illustrating real-life and diverse practical applications of each topic Updated theory about the critical global issues affecting events and the main drivers of change in the industry A Companion Website featuring links to interactive learning resources, an Instructors manual for lecturers, events-related videos for fun additional educational viewing, and author-selected Sage journal articles for advanced learning. Suitable for courses in Events Management and International Events Management.

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LTD The Making of Mahatma: A Biography
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The author of 'The Making of Mahatma', Anuradha Ray completed her Post Graduation in International Relations from Jadavpur University, Calcutta. She has been associated with publishing for the last many years, and has been involved with compilation and editing of a number of books, both descriptive and analytical. She has also been associated with the organising of seminars of various institutions and publications of papers. Anuradha has travelled considerably in the last five years all over the country and found the experience rather enriching. The Making of Mahatma is a chronological narration of the events in the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

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LTD Social Work Practice with Older People
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Older people are the biggest service user group for social workers and an increasing proportion of the population. In this refreshingly positive and practical textbook, Rory Lynch draws on years of practice and teaching experience to show how to achieve best social work practice with older adults. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others. Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service users' wishes for well-being and a fulfilling older age. Chapters are practice-driven, containing case studies drawn from a range of care settings, reflective questions and exercises. Mapping directly onto the key modules on the social work degree, this is essential reading for all student social workers, especially as they prepare to go on their practice placement. It is also valuable reading for qualified social workers. Rory Lynch is Lecturer in Social Work at Robert Gordon University.

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LTD Science and Technology in China
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Science and Technology in China discusses the changing structural and institutional context of scientific research in China. The new environment of global competition entails that the norms of generation of new knowledge are as important as those for innovation and commercialization. China has been able to achieve this in a largely state-controlled environment, where political will and commitments have played an increasingly important role. India, on the other hand, is still caught in a paradox of too much democracy at all levels of social and economic activity. It needs a big political push and inclusive decentralized approach to realize its well-defined plans and objectives to make its international presence felt. The essays focus on China's nuclear programme, space technology, aviation, aeronautics, IT and industrial development. The contributors conclude that India has to carefully tailor its own military strategy and diplomacy in the Asian region to greater effect with better harnessing and utilization of its strengths in science and technology. The reforms, policy initiatives and strategies in multiple sectors initiated by China contain crucial lessons and one key message for India-the need to pursue a coordinated and single-minded strategy to achieve its goals.

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LTD Doing Qualitative Research in Social Work
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Bringing key developments and debates together in a single volume, this book provides an authoritative guide for students and practitioners embarking on qualitative research in social work and related fields. Frequently illustrated with contemporary and classic case examples from the authors' own empirical research and from international published work, and with self-directed learning tasks, the book provides insight into the difficulties and complexities of carrying out research, as well as sharing 'success' stories from the field. Shaw and Holland have long experience of writing for practitioners and students and in making complex concepts accessible and readable, making this an ideal text for those engaging in qualitative social work research at any level. Ian Shaw is a Professor of Social Work at the University of York and at the University of Aalborg. Sally Holland is a Reader in Social Work at the School of Social Sciences in Cardiff University.

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LTD 108 Best Practices to Build Sustainable Strategic Outsourcing Partnerships
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This book is the essence of author's 30 years of business management experience with highly successful multinational companies, coupled with distilled knowledge of his close interactions with great industry leaders. The book comprehensively covers - developing a solid outsourcing strategy, deciding what to outsource, negotiating a good deal, keeping the engagement on track, ensuring access to the vendors' best resources, or even terminating a deal in a way that does not harm you. The book helps everyone whether you are from a firm that is looking to outsource or a vendor who seeks to establish his company as first choice partner for clients, to gain the advantage you are looking for in the fiercely competitive marketplace of today. The book is not just a guide to people who want to benefit from outsourcing. It is a comprehensive account of what all vendors must do if their goal is to establish trust, grow the engagement, and be known as a trusted partner. And 108 required knowledge and skill areas so that one can develop an action plan to build a sustainable partnership for competitive advantage.

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LTD Vincent van Gogh: biography and masterpieces
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This book offers the reader an acquaintance with Vincent van Gogh - the famous painter, who is considered one of the most bright and unique personalities in the world of art. The book is illustrated with many of the most magical images from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Reproductions of high quality are supplied with annotations made by a qualified art historian. In this book you will learn many interesting facts concerning Van Gogh's life, illness, relationship with his family and the outer world and, of course, his inimitable artistic style.

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LTD Taking Social Development Seriously
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This work presents a systematic historical and analytical understanding of Sri Lanka's social development. Instead of merely focussing on economic yardsticks, it studies the country's development in the conceptual framework of social policy, with an emphasis on the way current institutions reflect the impact of previous political conflicts and struggles. The book critiques the country's social policy from the perspectives of the Western theories of 'welfare state' and development studies. It also provides valuable insights into the issues of modernization and democratization in colonial settings by analysing the distinctive nature of the Sri Lankan colonial experience. The book also looks at the future prospects of development in Sri Lanka in view of the unfolding of the complex social and political milieu following the end of the twenty-five-year-old civil war in the country. This book will be a seminal reference resource for students and researchers working in the fields of development studies, colonial studies, South Asian studies, sociology, history and political science.

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LTD The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society
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"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process."- Paul Longley, University College London "This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field. Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society."- Journal of Geographical Analysis Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The Sage Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society Geographical Information and Modern Life Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society Organizations and Institutions Participation and Community Issues Value, Fairness, and PrivacyAimed at academics,

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LTD Why is India Best for Network Marketing
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This book throws light on why to join MLM and how to succeed in India. The special section on why India is best for Mlm, is unique. The laws on how to communicate with your team and handle your down line will give you new insights. People often join fraud companies and spoil their future. I have added an alarming section which highlights the differences between right and wrong company. I have included multiple network warnings in between the chapters as an impartial advice. I sincerely wish that every networker must understand the merits and demerits of this business system. This book provides all the India centric answers on network marketing.

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LTD Grounded Theory in Management Research
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`This is an excellent text for anyone wishing to explore the possibilities of a grounded theory approach in management and organizational research. The first two parts ought to be essential reading in methods courses, regardless of the field of investigation' - Organization Studies `…resources for conducting grounded theory are spread across a number of disciplines… making it difficult for organization and management scholars to track them down. This book describes the grounded theory approach for organization and management researchers needing to fully understand the possibilities and challenges of this method. It brings together the broadly dispersed discussions of the logic and practices of grounded theory, restoring this style of qualitative research for students and teachers of organization and management' - Management Research News 'Given its content and style of writing, this book will be useful not only to organisational scholars bit also to those such fields as sociology, nursing, education and psychology' - Mihaela Kelemen, Nurse Researcher This book describes the grounded theory approach for organization and management researchers needing to fully understand the possibilities and challenges of this method. It brings together the broadly dispersed discussions of grounded theory's logic and practices, restoring the grounded theory style of qualitative research for students and teachers of organization and management. This book is particularly useful for graduate students involved in quantitative studies of organizational and managerial life, and for academics teaching research methods courses in management and organization studies.

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LTD Understanding Management Research
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'These sections represent the clearest rendition yet of these subjects, with difficult concepts introduced in a digestible form for the neophytic (or not so neophytic) researcher. Whilst in a book this size not every argument can be presented, there is ample extra material to be found to encourage further engagement… At the end of each chapter, there is a very useful Further Reading section provided by the authors, which gives useful guidelines. I believe to be an extremely useful text, which addresses what has until now been a significant gap in the market. This book will be my first choice in the future for introducing doctoral students of management-related subject to the philosophical underpinning they require for their studies. There is no other text which covers this area so clearly, so succinctly and in language that is readily accessible to a wide range of researcher back-grounds. I can enviSAGE this being a valuable source book to which researchers return again and again in order to deepen their understanding as research projects progress; it certainly provoked some new questions for me. To conclude, an excellent buy' - International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation This is an invaluable introduction for all students and researchers of management confronting a new research project. Understanding Management Research provides an overview of the principal epistemological debates in social science and how these lead to and are expressed in different ways of conceiving and undertaking organizational research. For researchers and students who are increasingly expected to adopt a reflexive understanding of their own epistemological position, the authors present a concise, accessible guide to the different perspectives available and their implications for research output. All students undertaking empirical research for theses and dissertations will find this book helps them comprehend the key ongoing debates and engage with their own pre-understandings w

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LTD The Consciousness Quotient: Leadership and Social Justice for the 21st Century
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"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." ~Albert Einstein THE Consciousness Quotient (Cq) presents a breakthrough approach to understanding leadership. Drawing on Eastern and Western philosophy, science, and spirituality, C.j. Cloutier develops an intriguing hypothesis of brain, mind, and consciousness that interprets and brings meaning to Einstein's statement. His philosophy of consciousness is designed to raise the bar on traditional leadership practices that have contributed to worldwide problems, such as the unequal distribution of wealth, widespread pollution, and the ruthless exploitation of natural resources. The transmutational leadership model portrayed in CQ encompasses techniques that bring choiceful awareness to the ethical and moral paradoxes, dilemmas, and conundrums that leaders face in their day-to-day decisions. The Consciousness Quotient demonstrates unequivocally that elevating individual and collective consciousness will help create a saner, economically balanced, more just society and safeguard the future for Planet Earth and for our children. www. transmutational-leadership.com

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LTD Social Media Marketing
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Social media has quickly become part of the fabric of our daily lives, and as we have flocked to it, so have most companies and organisations from every sector and industry. It is now the place to attract and sustain our attention. But how is it a new marketing activity and how is it similar to previous practice and customer behaviour? Does it require new modes of thinking about human networks and communications or do the existing conceptual models still apply? This book offers a critical evaluation of the theoretical frameworks that can be used to explain and utilise social media, and applies them to fun real-life examples and case studies from a range of industries, companies and countries. These include Unilever, Snickers, American Express, Volkswagen and Amnesty International, and span campaigns run across different platforms in countries such as China, Canada, Sweden and Singapore. Readers are invited to think about the different types of social media users and explore topics such as brand loyalty, co-creation, marketing strategy, measurement, mobile platforms, privacy and ethics. As well as tracing the emergence and trends of Web 2.0 and what they mean for marketing, the author also considers the future for social media marketing. Discussion questions and further reading are provided throughout, and the book is accompanied by a companion website.

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LTD Handbook on High Blood Pressure: A Medical, Nutritional and Social Approach to Understanding of High Blood Pressure
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Handbook on High Blood Pressure provides reliable, practical, easy-to-understand information on preventing and managing high blood pressure. This book supplements the advice of your personal physician, whom you should consult for individual medical problems.

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LTD Strategic Social Marketing
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Lecturers/Instructors - Request a free digital inspection copy here. 'For anyone interested in great social marketing practice in the 21st century, and how it needs to adapt as our understanding of behaviour change evolves, this publication is chock full of good practice and smart strategy.' Dan Metcalfe, Deputy Director - Marketing, Public Health England, UK Strategic Social Marketing takes a systemic approach to explaining and illustrating the added value of applying marketing to solve social problems. The authors present social marketing principles in a strategic, critical and reflexive way to help engender social good via the effectiveness and efficiency of social programmes in areas such as Health, Environment, Governance and Public Policy. In illustrating how it can be applied, the text places Strategic Social Marketing in a global context, giving examples and case studies from around the world. Set into a clear structure it: Takes you through an exploration of why marketing should be an integral component of all social programme design and delivery when looking to achieve social good Moves on to the nature and application of social marketing, rethinking traditional concepts such as 'value' and 'exchange' in the social context Lays out the 'how to' so you can create fully realised strategy, plans, frameworks and tactics to influence behaviours. Visit the Strategic Social Marketing Companion Website - Featuring free resources for marketing students and lecturers.

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LTD 16 Personal Finance Principles Every Investor
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Money management is one such skill that several people are unaware of. 16 Personal Finance Principles Every Investor Should Know helps learn how to handle your finances better. Summary of the BookGet control over your financial life with the help of 16 Personal Finance Principles Every Investor. This book is based on personal finance principles which will make your financial life much easier. Creating wealth will become any easy job for you, as this book is a perfect guide to it.

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LTD Understanding Public Management
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'A broad-ranging and highly intelligent account of key recent developments internationally which skillfully updates the public management and governance literatures' - Ewan Ferlie, Royal Holloway 'Public management has been radically changed and reformed. this book gives students a fine introduction to these changes and to the theories dealing with them' - J0rgen Gr0nnegaard Christensen, University of Aarhus An introduction and guide to the dramatic changes that have occurred in the provision of public services over the last two decades, this book combines theoretical perspectives with a range of case studies from Europe, North America and further afield to explain why, how and with what success liberal democracies have reformed the service role of the state. The book pays close attention to four major dimensions of this transition: " External challenges and opportunties: globalisation and EU integration " Reducing the role of the state: Liberalisation, privatisation, regulation and competition policy " Improving the role of the state: New Public Management, e-Government and beyond " Managing the New Public Sector: organisations, strategy and leadership This text is designed for undergraduate courses in public governance, but it also addresses the core components of MPA programmes - the parameters, tools, principles and theories of public sector reform.

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LTD Social Work Practice with Older People
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Older people are the biggest service user group for social workers and an increasing proportion of the population. In this refreshingly positive and practical textbook, Rory Lynch draws on years of practice and teaching experience to show how to achieve best social work practice with older adults. He takes a person-centred approach, which fosters respect by valuing the fact that elderly people have more lived experience than others. Exploring the key theoretical approaches and methods of intervention, this book helps social workers to identify, understand and facilitate their service users' wishes for well-being and a fulfilling older age. Chapters are practice-driven, containing case studies drawn from a range of care settings, reflective questions and exercises. Mapping directly onto the key modules on the social work degree, this is essential reading for all student social workers, especially as they prepare to go on their practice placement. It is also valuable reading for qualified social workers. Rory Lynch is Lecturer in Social Work at Robert Gordon University.

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LTD Polly's March: The Historical House
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1914: When 13-year-old Polly befriends two suffragettes in the top floor flat at No.6, Chelsea Walk, she finds herself questioning the views of those around her. The Votes for Women campaign strikes a chord with Polly and she becomes determined to join the suffragettes' protest march, even if it means clashing with her family. Linda Newbery has been twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children's Book Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award."Dramatic stories with a real sense of atmosphere." - The Guardian"If anyone can make history come alive for younger readers, it's Linda Newbery and Polly's March. does that superbly." - Helena Pielichaty

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LTD Social Payoff - Measurable and cutting-edge strategies to boost sales, customer loyalty and brand dominance through social media
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Many businesses get on social media just because they want to be on the bandwagon. With the fast-changing nature of social media, most businesses forget to set clear objectives and have already spent lots of money on advertising to get fans and plenty of engagement. Yet, such results are not leading to a positive impact on the bottom-lines of businesses. With the most measurable and cutting-edge strategies inside, Social Payoff tells you how to reach customers effectively and how to build valuable relationships that will shape the future of your business. With this book, you will discover how to: Plan your social media strategy to increase sales and cultivate customers' trust and loyalty Find your potential customers on the social web and to connect with them 24 metrics to measure social media ROI effectively Attract digital influencers and champions to build your reach and gain attention quickly. "I love the tactical and practical wisdom in Marcus's book." -Guy Kawasaki, Former Chief Evangelists of Apple & International Bestselling Author "Loaded with practical, proven ideas (that) immediately increase your sales with social media." -Jay Baker, International Speaker and Bestselling Author of Unlimited Sales Success " Smart stuff from a smart guy." -Brian Tracy, New York Times Bestselling Author of Youtility

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LTD The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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The Sage Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship offers state-of-the-art chapters on all aspects of this rapidly-evolving discipline. Original contributions from the best international scholars map the development of Entrepreneurship as an academic field, explore its key current debates and research methods, and also consider its future directions. Part One: The People and the Entrepreneurial ProcessesPart Two: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and OrganizationPart Three: Entrepreneurial MilieuPart Four: Researching Small Business EntrepreneurshipThis handbook will be the leading reference book for Entrepreneurship academics and researchers, as well as those from other associated disciplines including business and management, psychology, marketing, sociology and anthropology.

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LTD Reclaiming Social Work
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Reclaiming Social Work is a thought-provoking and innovative book which examines how social work's commitment to social justice has been deepened and enriched by its contact with wider social movements. It explores the tensions between social work values and a market-driven agenda, and locates new resources of hope for the social work profession in the developing resistance to managerialism. The book: " discusses pertinent social work issues such as inequality and risk, the voluntary sector, and service-user involvement " examines values such as democracy, solidarity, accountability, participation, justice, equality, liberty and diversity " is written in an accessible style, drawing on diverse examples to illustrate theoretical concepts. Reclaiming Social Work is an accessible yet challenging book and will be essential reading for all social work students and practitioners wanting to think outside the boundaries of their profession. The book will be particularly helpful to students taking courses in anti-oppressive practice, social work values, social work theories and concepts, and international social work. Iain Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Stirling. Previous publications include Rethinking Welfare: A Critical Perspective (Sage, 2002, co-authored with Michael Lavalette and Gerry Mooney); Globalisation, Global Justice and Social Work (Routledge, 2004, co-edited with Michael Lavalette and Elizabeth Whitmore); and International Social Work and the Radical Tradition (Venture Press, 2007, co-edited with Michael Lavalette).

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LTD Strategic Management
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The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that avoids lengthy debate in order to focus on the core concepts. It will help the reader to develop their understanding of the key theories, whilst enabling them to bring diverse topics together in line with course requirements. The Sage Course Companion also provides advice on getting the most from your course work; help with analysing case studies and tips on how to prepare for examinations. Designed to compliment existing strategy textbooks, the Companion provides: - Quick and easy access to the key themes in strategic management - Tips on how to effectively use theory and avoid common errors - Typical examination questions, with outline approaches to the answers - 'Taking it Further' sections that provide a critical discussion of the theory and its applicability to business situations - A glossary of strategic management terminology - A textbook guide directing the reader to additional supporting material The Sage Course Companion on Strategic Management is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their course. Postgraduate students and those taking professional courses will also find this book acts a us.

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LTD Doing Research in Business and Management
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'[T]here is, as with all the chapters, an excellent set of suggested further reading.' - Management Learning `Postgraduate students should find this a useful book, since it focuses on issues specific to their requirements. The philosophical underpinnings, methodology and practicalities of research are all discussed within the context of postgraduate research' - International Small Business Journal This wide-ranging text comprehensively overviews management research and research methodology. The authors take the reader through all the major stages of the research process and introduce the key methods. After highlighting the different contexts and purposes, strategies and tactics, programmes and processes of management research, the authors provide detailed coverage of the relevant research approaches and methods. They discuss the interrelationship of theoretical and empirical research, and how these apply to practice. The implications of using quantitative and qualitative methods are examined, and practical advice is given on the available analysis techniques and software packages.

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LTD Effective Social Work with Children and Families
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Social work with children and families is constantly in the headlines and social workers' decisions are subject to ever increasing scrutiny at all levels. This aspirational book supports students and newly qualified social workers and suggests practical ways in which they might thrive, rather than just survive, in practice Written at a time when Social Work Reform Board and the Munro Enquiry are charged with looking at issues of effectiveness within children and families social work, the book tackles the different challenges that students and practitioners can be faced with, outlining common pitfalls and how to avoid these. Key topics covered include: - Legislation and policy - Child development - Safeguarding and child protection - Assessment - Communication - Looking after yourself Reflective questions are used throughout the book, ensuring that students critically evaluate their own practice. Case examples and case studies drawn from the authors' recent practice are included throughout the book to illuminate the realities of contemporary social work with children and families. This text will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly as they prepare to go on placement. It will also provide valuable reading for qualified social workers who are interested in fresh and effective approaches to practice.

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LTD Your Social Work Practice Placement
HK$ 234.00 HK$ 260.00
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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

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LTD Transcribing for Social Research
HK$ 234.00 HK$ 260.00
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How can we capture the words, gestures and conduct of study participants? How do we transcribe what happens in social interactions in analytically useful ways? How could systematic and detailed transcription practices benefit research?This book demonstrates how best to represent talk and interaction in a manageable and academically credible way that enables analysis. It describes and assesses key methodological and epistemological debates about the status of transcription research while also setting out best practice for handling different types of data and forms of social interaction. Featuring transcribing basics as well as important recent developments, this book guides you through: Time and sequencingSpeech delivery and patternsNon-vocal conductEmotive displays like laughter, tears, or painTalk in non-English languagesHelpful technological resourcesAs the first book-length exposition of the Jeffersonian transcription conventions, this well-crafted balance of theory and practice is a must-have resource for any social scientist looking to produce high quality transcripts.

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LTD The Dressed Society
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It was traditionally said that 'clothes maketh the man'. But what codes and meanings are associated with dress in a society that consists of divisions between class, race, gender, family status and religion? Is social and cultural life still fundamentally themed by the clothes that we wear? If so, how should we read these codes and themes in order to decipher their relation to power and meaning? This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement, the construction of the body in fashion magazines and the role of the internet in fashion. What emerges is a trenchant, sharply observed account of the place of dress in contemporary society. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in Sociology, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Anthropology and Fashion Studies.

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LTD Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
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With over 70 global case studies and vignettes, this textbook covers all the key marketing principles applied to tourism and hospitality, showing how these concepts work in practice and demonstrating the diverse range of tourism and hospitality products on offer. Chapters are packed with pedagogical features that will help readers consolidate their learning, including: - Chapter objectives - Key terms - Discussion questions and exercises - Links to useful websites - Profiles of successful individuals and organizations Tourism and Hospitality Marketing is accompanied by a website that offers lecturers answers to the discussion questions and exercises in the book, case study questions, a test bank, PowerPoint slides and a list of additional teaching resources.

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LTD Muslim Personal Law
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Although it as impossible to codify Islam as it is to codify life itself, Muslim Personal Law, nevertheless, provides the reader with a reliable checklist of the identifiable features of the Shari'ah which govern the fundamental milestones in life experienced by most people: birth, childhood, marriage, divorce, death and inheritance. It represents one of the mainstream attempts to codify these aspects of Islamic law, based on centuries of practical application and experience.

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LTD Sport and Society
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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field's most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia 'The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their lear

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LTD Key Concepts in Hospitality Management
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"Accessibly written and thoughtfully edited, making it essential reading for those studying hospitality and embarking on a career in the industry."- Peter Lugosi, Oxford School of Hospitality Management "This text is a fascinating read. Roy Wood has spent 25 years teaching, researching and writing on the hospitality industry - much of that learning is here in this book."- Erwin Losekoot, Auckland University of Technology "All different aspects of the hospitality industry are elaborated on. All in all a wonderful course book for for our students!"- Claudia Rothwangl, ITM CollegeThis book covers the major concepts students are likely to encounter throughout their study within the hospitality management, giving a comprehensive and up-to-date overview as well as providing engaging everyday examples from around the world.A leading figure in the field, Roy Wood has successfully gathered international contributors with direct experience of hospitality management and the hospitality industry as a whole, ensuring the academic, geographical and practical integrity of the book. Key Concepts in Hospitality Management is written for undergraduate students and those studying short postgraduate or executive education courses in hospitality management, events management, tourism management and leisure management.

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LTD Conducting Research Interviews for Business and Management Students
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In Conducting Research Interviews, Catherine Cassell guides you through conceptualizing the interview, preparing for the research interview, conducting the interview, examples, conclusions and next steps. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master's degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method. Part of SAGE's* *Mastering Business Research Methods Series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N.k. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series.

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LTD Evidence-based Management of Hypertension
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The treatment of hypertension is now evolving into a decision-making process of ever greater complexity. Not only has the range of drugs available increased but so too has our knowledge of the diversity of individual patients' responsiveness to therapy, and the need to tailor their treatment with reference to a wide variety of additional factors. In order to provide effective patient care, the clinician needs to be aware of all the options available, but also of the evidence supporting their use and the extent to which that evidence justifies the choices made. In this new volume, leading authorities in their fields draw on the available evidence to provide answers to a series of key clinical questions facing the clinician treating hypertension: Should we treat prehypertension? How does the choice of therapy change in the presence of comorbidities such as obesity, ischemic heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, diabetes or cerebrovascular disease? Evidence-based Management of Hypertension provides answers to these and many other questions, as the authors present an expert analysis of the available evidence and offer authoritative recommendations for treatment planning. In each chapter, tables highlight evidence from a variety of sources, and every chapter concludes with a series of key practice points that present a summary of evidence-based recommendations for best practice, graded according to the quality of that evidence. For any clinician concerned with the care of the hypertensive patient, this volume will be a valuable aid to treatment planning and long-term management.

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LTD Management for Social Enterprise
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here `Management for Social Enterprise is a great introduction to the rich variety of social enterprises in the UK. It is also a useful tool to help us to build more effective social enterprises that really deliver on their missions by people who have hands on experience. This is just what the rapidly growing social enterprise sector needs, a management manual to help us take social enterprises to the next level by people who have hands on experience' - Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate Ltd and Cabinet Office sponsored Social Enterprise Ambassador `The recent explosive growth in the number of social enterprises, their diverse and dynamic nature, and the upsurge in research about them all makes this a potentially bewildering field of knowledge to explore. This book provides a clear and timely guide to the management challenges involved in understanding and running social enterprises, and underlines why their unique nature requires something more than just standard business school wisdom' - Ken Peattie, Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff Business School, and Director of the Esrc Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society `Provides a good introduction to the management of social enterprises touching on a broad range of topics and will help those invovled in managing social enterprises and those trying to understand more about the sector. It draws on the experience of those who have worked in the social enterprise sector in a range of countries and are passionate about developing it' - Fergus Lyon, Professor of Enterprise and Organizations, Middlesex University Overviewing the key business topics required by social entrepreneurs, and managers in social enterprises Management for Social Enterprise covers strategy, finance, ethics, social accounting, marketing and people management. Written in direct, accessible language by a team of aut

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LTD Researching Social Change
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Questions about change in social and personal life are a feature of many accounts of the contemporary world. While theories of social change abound, discussions about how to research it are much less common. This book provides a timely guide to qualitative methodologies that investigate processes of personal, generational and historical change. The authors showcase a range of methods that explore temporality and the dynamic relations between past, present and future. Through case studies, they review six methodological traditions: memory-work, oral/life history, qualitative longitudinal research, ethnography, intergenerational and follow-up studies. It illustrates how these research approaches are translated into research projects and considers the practical as well as the theoretical and ethical challenges they pose. Research methods are also the product of times and places, and this book keeps to the fore the cultural and historical context in which these methods developed, the theoretical traditions on which they draw, and the empirical questions they address. Researching Social Change is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students across the social sciences who are interested in understanding and researching social change.

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LTD India's Film Society Movement
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First comprehensive account of the seven-decade long journey of the Film Society Movement in India, and how it helped Indian cinema come into its own. Till 1950s, 80 % of the films screened in India were from Hollywood. Today, only 10 % films shown in India are of foreign origin. One of the main factors that aided in bringing about this massive transformation was the formation of Film Societies in India. They soon became a catalyst to a new film culture, impacting quality of Indian films, both in technology and content. This book studies this historic Film Society movement, from its origin, to the crisis of its identity in the 80s and 90s to its revival in 2000s. It not only narrates the history, the heroes, the institutions, crises, technological changes and the transformation of the Film Society Movement but also debates on the future of this movement.

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LTD Understanding Children's Social Care
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"These two authors are always worth reading for their breadth and originality. Their new book offers a timely and stimulating analysis of modern children's services" David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare, University of Bristol "Clear yet thorough; practical yet politically insightful; complicated yet coherent. this book will appeal to those who want to get an overview of the territory, but also to those who wish to drill down deeper and understand the theoretical underpinning of government policies" Martin C Calder, Honorary Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam Univeristy This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of children's social care in England following the introduction of Every Child Matters and the 2007 Children's Plan. Up-to-date and accessible, the book examines the key issues surrounding child care policy, politics and legislation, and the implications they have for practice. The book is organised into three sections: - From Children's Departments to Departments of Children's Services analyses the historical and political changes in the children's service since 1948. - Different Service Areas provides a critical review of the main service areas, including safeguarding and child protection. - Current Issues and Future Prospects considers the main challenges and future prospects for children's social care. Essential reading for those studying child social care on programmes in social work, childhood studies and social policy, the book will also interest postgraduates and practitioners in child care.

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LTD Qualitative Marketing Research
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Aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business administration and in other fields of social sciences, Qualitative Marketing Research unpacks the emerging cultural approach in the field of marketing and consumer research and provides an interesting and informed study for anyone interested in cultural approaches to economic and social theory. The book also provides insights for MBA students and other business professionals who work in the field of marketing, advertising, media planning and qualitative market research, offering methodological resources for keeping professional skills up to date and help with designing and conducting relevant and skillful market research which is sensitive to the cultural dynamics of the marketplace behaviour.

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LTD Social Media Marketing
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*Winner of the TAA 2017 Textbook Excellence Award*"Social Media Marketing deserves special kudos for its courage in tackling the new frontier of social media marketing. This textbook challenges its readers to grapple with the daunting task of understanding rapidly evolving social media and its users."TAA Judges PanelSocial Media Marketing was the first textbook to cover this vital subject and has quickly become the market leader. It melds essential theory with practical application and covers core skills such as strategic planning for social media applications, incorporating these platforms into the brand's marketing communications, and harnessing social media data to yield consumer insights. The authors outline the 'four zones' of social media that marketers can use to help achieve their strategic objectives:* *1. Community2. Publishing3. Entertainment4. CommerceThe new third edition has been extensively updated to include new content on tactical planning and execution and coverage of the latest research within social media marketing. Expanded new case studies and examples including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat are discussed in relation to globally recognized brands such as Pokemon Go, Nike, Amazon Kindle and Lady Gaga. The book is complemented by a companion website that offers valuable additional resources for both instructors and students, including author videos discussing key social media marketing ideas and concepts, author-selected YouTube video playlists, additional case studies, further weblinks, PowerPoint slides and Testbank. Suitable for modules and courses on social media marketing.

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LTD Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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LTD Change Management
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Now a classic in its field, the fourth edition of Change Management: A Guide to Effective Implementation continues to offer readers highly practical strategies and step-by-step guidance for applying different models of change in different organizational scenarios. New to the Fourth Edition: A third expert author, Sabina Siebert, bringing a background in sociology and cultural studies An improved structure that consolidates all the existing strengths of the previous editions and separates the book into three parts, beginning with chapters assessing 'The Impact and Definition of Change', 'Implementation and Evaluation of Change' and ending with a critical outlook in 'Change Management - A Critical Perspective' A wealth of new and richly detailed case studies with an international and cross-cultural scope that draw upon different organization types, environments and perspectives for a diverse and global understanding of the current field of change management Two additional chapters on leading change and organisational culture, offering unparalleled coverage of managing systems and processes, combined with increased emphasis on managing human issues. For students taking Change Management courses on Business and Management degrees, MBA's, specialist masters and healthcare subjects.

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LTD Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management
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`In Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management, Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson provide students with an eminently usable text. Although the theoretical underpinnings and conceptualizations of leadership issues invariably differ, this book provides a lucid guide to plumbing their ambiguities' - Educational Review `This is a book that should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly as masters level '- International Journal of Educational Management `I bought this book just a few days ago and I was surprised to realise the simple and yet scientific way it is written! I have started my postgraduate studies in Educational Management and this book will definitely make things easier! I would like to cordially thank Professor Wallace and Mrs Louise Poulson for this book which will help the majority of the students who enter the "labyrinth" of postgraduate research and surely need a kind of instruction manual to start! ' - Amazon Review `One of the most useful books that I have come across for my students' - Professor Les Bell, Director of Doctorate of Education, University of Leicester `Very impressed with the first chapter. Have recommended it to our research department for use with our graduate students. Thorough and practical' - Philip Hallinger, Executive Director of the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand This unique book combines the teaching quality of a text with exemplary reports of small-scale and larger research studies, as well as a literature review by leading academics. Part One shows how to develop as a critical reader and self-critical writer of literature; and how to apply these insights in planning a written assignment, dissertation or thesis. The book provides a framework for the critical analysis of any text, and shows how to incorporate this in a literature review. Part Two presents accounts of leading-edge research, offering in

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LTD Events Management
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Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here Praise for the previous edition: 'This is an excellent publication that correctly reviews the external environment associated with events, both in the context of the theoretical and operational' - Neil Robinson, Salford Business School, University of Salford, UK The new edition of this popular accessible text gives students a thorough and contemporary grounding in both the fundamentals and strategic responsibilities of successful event management. Purposefully broad in scope, the text combines theory with practical knowledge and terminology, ensuring readers develop a flexible and commercially-acute skill set. Topics covered range from law, marketing and finance to introductory guides to sound, lighting and multimedia equipment, providing students with the practical knowledge they need for a career in Events Management. Theory is brought to life in a range of case studies and examples throughout the text. As well as updated examples and legislation, this edition introduces new chapters on: Event entrepreneurship Project management and financing New Multimedia technology for events organisers Sustainable festivals and events Long term legacy and impacts The future of the industry An accompanying Companion Website provides students with discussion questions and video links. The website also provides an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides for lecturers. This text is an ideal resource for undergraduate students who are studying Events Management for the first time. Visit the Companion Website at www. sagepub. co. uk/raj

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LTD Credit Risk Management for Indian Banks
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Credit Risk Management for Indian Banks is a one-stop reference book for practising credit risk professionals in the Indian banking sector. This is the first book of its kind, which is exclusively targets the practical needs of Indian bankers. It lays more emphasis on the ground realities of Indian banking and enunciates principles and guidelines of credit risk management based on real-life situations.

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LTD The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management
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The Sage Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Usa, the UK and Europe.

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LTD Social Movements in India
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Social movements primarily take the form of non-institutionalised collective political action which strive for political and/or social change. While India has witnessed many such movements over the centuries, it is only recently that scholars have begun to study them in depth. This thoroughly revised and updated version of a seminal book critically examines and reviews the literature concerning social movements in India from 1857 to the present. In the process he discusses the theoretical issues raised by various scholars while analysing major trends in different movements. In conclusion, he suggests areas for future research.

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LTD Natural Resources Conservation Law
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This book presents a critical analysis of India's environment pollution and protection scenario, following the 'State-Pressure-Response' framework to analyse the parameters of conservation. It advocates that the role of environmental law should not be restricted to mere prevention and control of pollution but should encompass conservation and regeneration of natural resources too. The book also reflects on India's management policy regarding resource conservation and highlights the international laws on arbitration in environmental matters. It is a one stop reference for all debates and discussions on environment with a global perspective.

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LTD The Social Work Pocket Guide to...: Reflective Practice
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Kirwin Maclean Associates is delighted to be launching a new series of books. Social Work Pocket Guides are an entirely new concept in social work. They are designed to help busy practitioners to get to the bottom of the What? Why? and How? of the chosen subject. The first Pocket Guide is available to buy now. The Social Work Pocket Guide to Reflective Practice summarises theory and research in an accessible way and offers practical suggestions for skill development. Reflective practice is a key component of social work practice. This Guide explores what is meant by reflective practice and why it is important in social work as a profession. Recognising the need for social workers and students to both develop their skills in reflective practice and to produce critically reflective assignments, a range of tips and guidelines are provided for the reader. This is a book which everyone in social work should have.

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LTD Nature and Social Theory
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`Written with clarity and sophistication, it is not just an original argument about relationships of nature and culture, but also a useful text' - Keith Tester, Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth Is humanity and society separable from nature? Modern accounts emphasised the difference between humanity and nature and set up independent sciences for each domain, but was this separation ever properly achieved? This book contends that fabricated boundaries between nature and culture have been breached both in practice and in new theoretical accounts. Throughout, Franklin develops upon his premise that nature and culture interpenetrate. The argument begins with a critical discussion of the Romantic idea of pure nature; of a nature unsullied by humanity, marginalized, fragile and in need of protection. The argument is developed by examining more recent discourses that identify nature with environment, and cast humans in the role of polluter and destroyer. The author documents contemporary views about nature which suggest that humanity and nature have never been separate but have always co-existed. Humanity is not only more involved with non-human natures, but also seeks persistently to embed itself in the natural world through embodied, naturalised modes of engagement. This book reveals the staggering depth of this engagement in the ordinary spaces and everyday lives of contemporary societies. Thorough and insightful, this book will be of use and interest to students of sociology, environmental studies and cultural studies.

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LTD Talent Management in Education
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Talent management is a critical factor in developing successful organizations. There is a need for organisations to develop 'talent pools' of great staff for the future direction and leadership of our schools. This book explains the key concepts and provides frameworks for leaders to apply ideas of talent management in their organizations. The authors focus on talent management and how this contributes to other strategic objectives, such as building a high performance learning environment and building leadership in depth in the school. In showing how to develop talented individuals for roles and responsibilities in new configurations of schools and leadership, the authors focus on: Defining who are the talented individuals in your school Developing talent individuals & leaders in your school Building a talent culture in the school. This book is important for schools which are facing the challenge of developing innovative and imaginative leaders to meet the needs of school transformation. It is useful for school leaders and managers in educational organisations, such as Head teachers and senior leaders, aspiring middle and senior leader programmes and school business managers both in the UK and around the world.

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LTD Introducing Entrepreneurship
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Introducing Entrepreneurship: A Practical Guide reveals the stories of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, distilling the key points into down-to-earth, realistic advice to help you turn any business opportunity into a successful venture - while avoiding the pitfalls of pursuing a pipe dream.

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LTD 751 Vegetarian Super Cook Book
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This book will help you to excel in the art of cooking and win the hearts of your family members and friends. You can alter the quantity of the ingredients used in the recipes according to the servings you need and to your taste. Although utmost care has been taken to provide you the right information about the recipe, even then the publishers, printer and the writer of this book is not liable for any print related errors. We shall await for your valuable suggestions, feedback and inputs to make this book even better. Man is a social being. In our society visiting each other's house is a very old tradition, welcoming our guests is a culture since generations. If you are a guest to someone, they will serve accordingly with love & care. If the food is tasty and delicious you will carry back memories to cherish, then you'll also do the same to your guests so that they should also carry the same feelings. A successful home maker is always crazy to serve tasty food and get appreciated. Keeping this in mind, we want you to be a perfect homemaker and a wonderful cook. If you are perfect in cooking, then even boiled vegetables can be a tasty meal. We are presenting a number of easy and convenient ways to prepare many famous and delicious dishes in this book.

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LTD The Disneyization of Society
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`Alan Bryman has expanded on his internationally well-known work on Disney theme parks and Disneyization to create a fascinating and highly readable book. It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well!' - George Ritzer, author of McDonaldization and Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland `Bryman's analysis of contemporay consumption is full of detail and provides a host of examples ranging from restaurants and hotels, to theme parks, zoos and sports stadia. Without doubt students will find it an accessible text, one that should allow them to think about consumption, familiar consumer products, settings and activities, sociologically' - Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth `Bryman's dissection of Disneyization is a timely and significant contribution to the growing literature on Disney. In fact, his excellent analysis of the extension of Disneyization throughout society explains why we should care about the Disney phenomenon at all. This is not only an important book for Disney scholars, but for any one interested in the future of modern society' - Janet Wasko Professor of Communication Studies, University of Oregon This is an agenda-setting new work in the sociology of culture and modern society. It argues that the contemporary world is increasingly converging towards the characteristics of the Disney theme parks. This process of convergence is revealed in: the growing influence of themed environments in settings like restaurants, shops, hotels, tourism and zoos; the growing trend towards social environments that

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LTD Identity, Society and Transformative Social Categories
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Identity is central to the understanding of human social, cultural, and political expressions. In recent times, it has become a major topic for intellectual discourse to represent the processes of dynamic social change and transformation such as the expansion of information and communication technology (Ict); social and mass media; education; and economic globalization. Organized into seven chapters, Identity, Society, and Transformative Social Categories: Dynamics of Construction, Configuration, and Contestation provides an in-depth presentation of the conceptual formulations of the essence, construction, and transformation of identities. A highlight of the book is its coverage of the process of rejuvenation of identities of the indigenous people of Australia in the context of the national policy of reconciliation and development. It comprehensively answers the myriad questions that are commonly raised on identity and its various facets.

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LTD Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care
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What is research? Why is it important in health and nursing? How should students use evidence in practice? This short and simple book for those who are completely new to research will answer all your students' questions about the subject. It will help them to make sense of the various and often confusing research methods and terminology, to read and appraise literature and to understand how research is implemented in practice. It features: Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and a range of countries so that students can see how research applies to the real world Tools, examples and frameworks to help students to find, appraise and critique research Chapter learning outcomes and key points to help students to remember important information A companion website with interactive glossary and reflective exercises to help students test their knowledge and apply it to practice, printable step-by-step frameworks for use when searching for or critiquing a paper, and direct links to relevant Sage journal articles and weblinks.

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LTD Cao XueQin Biography
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"Cao Xueqin"describes Cao Xueqin's whole life from rich to poor and full of hardships. Cao Xueqin is the author of the famous novel " Dream of Red Mansions", his name has been listed as one of the greatest writers of the world. He was born in a rich family, but at the middle age enormous change happened in his family, he passed through all the vicissitudes, so he understood society deeply, meanwhile he was a wise and brilliant man which made him create this most celebrated work. "Cao Xueqin" is the reference book for the young people to know Cao Xueqin and his work"Dream of Red Mansions".

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LTD Organisations and Management in Social Work
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Providing a comprehensive and critical examination of the complex issues involved in the management and organisational contexts of social work practice, this book will help readers to: - Critically evaluate organisational theory, managerial techniques and organisational structures. - Develop strategies for ethical and reflective organisational practice. - Understand how to plan and manage change in learning organisations. - Unpick important themes such as leadership, supervision, risk, decision making, and accountability. - Explore the potential for increasing service user and worker participation in organisations.

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LTD Management Consulting in India
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Management Consulting industry is growing rapidly in India. There is a strong need among consulting professionals for sharing cross-functional and emerging-sector experience. Case studies from business schools fulfill this need partly, but small and individual consultants need more access to experiential learning. This book is designed to fulfill this need as well as to serve as a core reading in the curriculum of business schools. Leading consultants from India share their experiences in these areas of Management Consulting: o Strategic Marketing, o International Marketing, o Brand Management, o Human Resource Development, o Executive Search, o Mergers and Acquisitions, o Project Finance, o E-Governance, o Corporate Governance, o Institution Building, and more. This book would also be useful as training material for individual and small consultants who come from varied backgrounds. Larger Indian as well as international corporations would also find these experiences helpful in getting assignments and in their actual implementation in the local Indian conditions.

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LTD Gandhi and Management
HK$ 18.00
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Gandhi Ji had achieved dexterity in all virtues of management on the basis of his study and experiences. Every thing and thought given by Gandhi Ji is an indication of this fact-be that message, dress, life style, way of conversation or the answers to the burning questions in society. Management Guru is clearly visible in every talk and act of Gandhi Ji. He achieved every goal that he set before himself. Achieving the decided goals without obstacles is "management skill". In this book, the policies of Gandhi Ji have been explained in the contemporary context. It is a wonderful book that can give a new pinnacle and success to your industry, service and every field of your life. Praveen Shukla is a notable and much sought after author and poet of the present era. Eight books, written by his mighty pen, have been published till date. He has been awarded in India and abroad. He has participated in various literary programmes and seminars that were organized in Bangkok, Muscat, the United Arab Emirates, Bhutan and various cities of the United Kingdom. * He has been honoured by the Presidents-Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam-as well as hundreds of organizations and politicians. * Keeping in view his invaluable contribution to the realm of writing, nearly two dozen organizations have awarded him. One such award is "Kavya Gaurav Samman," which is a prestigious award and also carries prize money of Rs. one lakh. * Praveen Shukla's fans are dotted around the world. All people-ranging from the common man to the gentry of all places - want to listen to him. * In the presented book, he has presented the management finesse of Gandhi Ji by using his own deep research and experience.

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LTD Social Science Learning in Schools
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Social Science Learning in Schools: Perspective and Challenges locates the teaching and learning of social science within the larger perspective and aims of education. It emphasizes the need to take the teaching of social science beyond the confines of contemporary ideological debates, into the realm of pedagogical theory. It presents critical perspectives on curriculum design, textbook development and social science pedagogy. Discussions on pedagogy are situated in analyses of Eklayva's social science textbooks which were in use for over 15 years in government schools in Madhya Pradesh. The book explores the integral role of the teacher, importance of textbooks, and methods of social science enquiry in school teaching-learning. It interrogates integrated approaches to social science education, and notions of nationalism and identity. The book will serve as a seminal social science text for Indian elementary teacher education programmes. University departments of education, research institutions, NGOs and development organisations working in education, literacy and child development will find it an invaluable elementary education resource.

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LTD Clinic Management Practises
HK$ 49.00
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Clinic Managements Practices is a simple yet effective reference guide for doctors / administrators who runs clinics with 15-150 beds. Without getting the pretentions, preachy or pompus, this guide, based on the interviews with successful doctors entrepreneur and hospital managers, draws on their experience of running hospital efficiently, while keeping their patients happy and making profits. in an engaging dialogue, doctors entrepreneur have shared their mistakes and the steps taken to overcome the challenges. Be it in the areas of manpower recruitment, purchase of medical and administrative technology, seamless patient discharge process or even the issues of the hospital accreditation, of advises the reader on how to pre-empt undesirable situations and the deal with them, as necessary. Most importantly, it simplifies two major aspects which form the importantly, it simplifies two major aspects which form the pillar of such hospital- finance and legal issues As in all, this book presents the happy middle path which ensures that a hospital is run efficiently and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. It's a must read for the anyone who has been running a hospital or plan to set on up! Clinic Managements Practices is a simple yet effective reference guide for doctors / administrators who runs clinics with 15-150 beds. Without getting the pretentions, preachy or pompus, this guide, based on the interviews with successful doctors entrepreneur and hospital managers, draws on their experience of running hospital efficiently, while keeping their patients happy and making profits. in an engaging dialogue, doctors entrepreneur have shared their mistakes and the steps taken to overcome the challenges. Be it in the areas of manpower recruitment, purchase of medical and administrative technology, seamless patient discharge process or even the issues of the hospital accreditation, of advises the reader on how to pre-empt undesirable situations and the deal

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