• Books Published in 2016

    The Research Office takes pride in presenting the accomplishments of our faculty members in the form of books and journal articles. Schulich researchers are conducting top-calibre research and have achieved recognition for business education and scholarship on the international stage.

 

Re-Imagining Capitalism

Edited by: Dominic Barton, Deszö J. Horváth and Matthias Kipping 

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN-10: 0198785453 / ISBN-13: 978-0198785453

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Abstract

Capitalism has been an unprecedented engine of wealth creation for many centuries, leading to sustained productivity gains and long-term growth and lifting an increasing part of humanity out of poverty and subsistence. But its effects, and hence its future, have come increasingly under question: Is capitalism still improving the wealth and well-being for the many? Or, has it become destructive for the economy, where long-term value creation is being sacrificed to the pressures of short-termism; for society, where the gap between rich and poor has increased and opportunities to lift oneself out of poverty have dwindled; and for the natural environment, which seems increasingly under threat with unforeseen consequences for prosperity and global order?

This volume reflects both the urgency of the needed action and the opportunity to achieve a wide-ranging agreement and lasting movement towards a more responsible, equitable, and sustainable model of capitalism in order to ensure its very survival. The volume is unique in that it brings together many of the leading proponents for a reformed, re-imagined capitalism from the fields of academia, business, and NGOs. Its contributors have been at the forefront of thought and action in regard to the future of capitalism. Both individually and collectively, they provide powerful suggestions of what such a long-term oriented model of capitalism should look like and how it can be achieved. Drawing on their research and/or professional experience, they write in an accessible way aiming to reach the broad audiences required to turn a re-imagined capitalism into a reality.

 
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Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes

By: Ellen R. Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand

Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Rotman-UTP Publishing
Publication Date: March 2016

ISBN-10: 1442648058 / ISBN-13: 978-1442648050

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Abstract

Success in business demands an organization that is agile, innovative, and alert, capable of reinventing itself to handle whatever comes its way. Yet most attempts at transformational change fail, hamstrung by poor strategy, office politics, stakeholder resistance, and the pressures of constant transformation.

In Stragility, Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand provide a powerful, practical, action-oriented approach that equips leaders at all levels to navigate these challenges while building skills and capabilities for the next strategic change. Filled with great examples of leading edge companies, and jam-packed with concrete tips, action steps, and tools, Stragility offers indispensable advice on how to make continuous strategic changes, navigate the politics and emotions of change, and inspire and engage leaders and stakeholders.

Building on a field-tested framework the authors have applied in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and social sector organizations, Stragility provides the tools for creating a thriving, high-energy organization that will excel at strategic change – again and again.

 

Consumer Culture Theory, Research in Consumer Behavior, Vol. 18

Edited by: Diego Rinallo, Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse, and Russell W. Belk

Hardcover: 265 pages
Publisher: Emerald
Publication Date: December 2016

ISBN-10: 1786354969 / ISBN-13: 978-1786354969

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Abstract

The chapters in this volume are selected from the best papers presented at the 11th Annual Consumer Culture Theory Conference held in Lille, France in July 2016. The diverse interpretive research and theory represented in this volume provides the reader with intellectually stimulating opportunities to examine the intersections between a variety of topics that represent the cutting edge in consumer research. These studies draw on an array of qualitative methodologies and the substantive topics represent crucial issues for our times.

 
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Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization (4th Edition)

By: Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

Paperback: 632 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: January 2016

ISBN-10: 0199697310 / ISBN-13: 978-0199697311

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Abstract

The fourth edition of Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization explores the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions: globalization, sustainability, and corporate citizenship.

Authors Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten provide a truly global approach with a strong European perspective and examples from emerging economies around the world. The text’s accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure that it will engage students.

Business Ethics, Fourth Edition, features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice. It also focuses on building student skills through in-text features like “Skill Checks,” “Think Theory” boxes, and “Key Concept” boxes.

 

Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization (International Edition)

By: Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

Paperback: 587 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2016

ISBN-10: 0198755961 / ISBN-13: 978-0198755968

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Abstract

The fourth edition of Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization explores the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions: globalization, sustainability, and corporate citizenship.

Authors Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten provide a truly global approach with a strong European perspective and examples from emerging economies around the world. The text’s accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure that it will engage students.

 

Defining Management: Business Schools, Consultants, Media

By: Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping, and Behlül Üsdiken

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN-10: 0415727871 / ISBN-13: 978-0415727877

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Abstract

Defining Management charts the expansion of management as an idea and practice from a time when it was limited to churches and households to its current ubiquity, focusing in particular on the role of business schools, consultants, and business media in this process.

How did an entire industry develop around business schools, consultants, and business media who are now widely considered the authorities regarding best management practice? This book shows how these actors – on their own and in interaction –

  1. became taken-for-granted and gained such definitional power over management and managers,
  2. expanded across the globe from often modest and not always respected origins, and
  3. impacted, and continue to impact businesses and, increasingly, the broader economic and social context.

Building on extant and some new research, the book is unique in bringing together issues and actors that have been examined elsewhere separately.

Any student or professional of management interested in the evolution of their field or the rise of business schools, consultants and business media will find this book both novel and thought-provoking.

 

Organizational Behaviour (Canadian Edition)

By: Mary Waller, Mitchell J. Neubert, Bruno Dyck, and Thomas Medcof

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2016

ISBN-10: 1118476964 / ISBN-13: 978-1118476963

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Abstract

Unlike any other OB textbook in the market, Neubert, Dyck, Medcof and Waller’s, Organizational Behaviour empowers students to look at OB through two lenses: the traditional, core concepts that focus on how to make a company profitable, and the sustainable, collaborative, creative, and ethical decision making lens that students and many employers of today are looking for in business. By inviting students to compare and contrast short-term profitability and long-term sustainability, Organizational Behaviour helps students build the critical thinking skills needed to positively affect organizations, people, and communities.