|| LIBRARY OPERATIONS
||1 Willcocks, Leslie (ed)
Formulating research methods for information systems /
Leslie Willcocks, Chris Sauer and Mary Cecelia Lacity.--
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
ISBN : 9781137509864.
025.040721 WIL 146407
This book presents the most interesting and compelling
articles pertaining to the formulation of research
methods used to study information systems from the 30
year publication history of the Journal of Information
Technology (JIT). The JIT articles in this volume capture
the living debates surrounding the development of the IS
field and the application of research methods therein.
Using a time horizon of the last and the next 25 years,
the papers examine whether there is a methodological
crisis in the field, the role of diversity, the nature of
inter-disciplinary discourse, the relevance and
applicability of generalization, whether theory is king,
or something else altogether, critical analyses and
literature review techniques, and the craft of case study
** Information storage and retrieval systems--Research ,
Database searching-- Research
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||2 Clearfield, Christopher
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about
it / Christopher Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik.-- London:
Atlantic Books, 2018.
ISBN : 9781786492241.
303.4833 CLE 146460
In this book, the authors use real-life examples to
reveal the errors in thinking, perception and system
design that lie behind both our everyday errors and
disasters like the Fukushima nuclear accident. But most
crucially, Meltdown is about finding solutions. It
reveals why ugly designs make us safer, how a five-minute
exercise can prevent billion-dollar catastrophes, why
teams with fewer experts are better at managing risk and
why diversity is one of our best safeguards against
** Information society , Computer system failures --
Prevention , Emergency management
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
||3 Belhaj-Bouabdallah, Yacine (ed)
Saving ourselves : interviews with world leaders on the
sustainable transition / Yacine Belhaj-Bouabdallah.-- New
Jersey: World Scientific, 2017.
xx, 280 p. , 23 cm.
ISBN : 9789813220751.
304.2 BEL 146375
Sustainability is going to be one of the most important
issues of the coming decades. For the first time,
institutions at all levels, public and private, national
and international, are teaming up to combat climate
change and to promote more sustainable societies. In this
book, Yacine Belhaj-Bouabdallah interviews heads of
states, politicians, religious leaders, leading
academics, diplomats, CEOs, and heads of NGOs to make the
challenges and solutions facing us more understandable to
everyone. Covering issues such preserving biodiversity,
improving our food systems, building sustainable cities,
and promoting good governance, Saving Ourselves aims to
show that though we are facing some unprecedented
challenges, we are also at a critical point in time to
take advantage of all the opportunities sustainable
** Sustainability--Social aspects
||4 Sharma, Sameer
Smart cities unbundled : ideas and practice of smart
cities in India / Sameer Sharma.-- New Delhi: Bloomsbury
xvii, 152p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9789387863040.
307.12160954 SHA 146462
This book describes how the Smart Cities Mission has
Re-conceptualized and extended the Smart City model in
ways that makes it relevant and useful for most of
India-s major cities, as well as for many cities
worldwide. The book prescribes a -smart- Indian approach
to urban development that veers away from a narrow
technicist focus to a broader, more inclusive and
flexible conceptualization of a Smart City. This fresh
approach fully recognizes the fundamental need to make
people part of policy formulation and partners in
implementation, while still integrating the use of
advanced technology and urban informatics to improve the
technical efficiency of essential public services.
** City planning -- India , Urban policy -- India , City
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||5 Turner, Piers Norris
Public reason in political philosophy : classic sources
and contemporary commentaries / Piers Norris Turner and
Gerald Gaus.-- New York: Routledge, 2018.
viii, 403 p. ,24 cm.
ISBN : 9780415855594.
320.01 TUR 146457
deeply about moral, religious, and other philosophical
matters, how can we justify political institutions to all
of them? The idea of public reason--of a shared public
standard, despite disagreement--arose in the seventeenth
and eighteenth centuries in the work of Hobbes, Locke,
Rousseau, and Kant. At a time when John Rawls-
influential theory of public reason has come under fire
but its core idea remains attractive to many, it is
important not to lose sight of earlier philosophers-
answers to the problem of private conflict through public
reason. The distinctive selections from the great social
contract theorists in this volume emphasize the pervasive
theme of intractable disagreement and the need for public
justification. New essays by leading scholars then put
the historical work in context and provide a focus of
debate and discussion.
** Social contract , Reason , Political ethics
||6 Bhattacharjee, Subhomoy
India-s coal story : from Damodar to Zambezi / Subhomoy
Bhattacharjee.-- Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2017.
xvi, 264p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789386446008.
338.27240954 BHA 146419
A book that explores the dynamics of coal politics in the
Indian coal history.
** Coal trade -- Political aspects -- India -- History ,
Energy policy -- India -- History
7 Cox, Eli P
Seeking Adam Smith : finding the shadow curriculum of
business / Eli P Cox.-- New Jersey: World Scientific,
xvii, 261 p. , 24 cm.
Original Auther name Eli P. Cox III.
ISBN : 9789813206731.
338.5 COX 146376
This book provides a fascinating insider-s explanation
for why business school faculty members, including the
author, bear some responsibility for the highly
destructive corporate practices evident throughout the
first sixteen years of the 21st century.
** Microeconomics , Capitalism
8 Gavinelli, Laura
Business strategies and competitiveness in times of
crisis : a survey on Italian SMEs / Laura Gavinelli.--
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
xxvi, 290 p. , 22 cm.
ISBN : 9781137578099.
338.642094509051 GAV 146405
This book focuses on the relationship between business
strategy and competition among Italian SMEs in the
aftermath of the economic crisis. First examining
business strategy and competitive advantage in a broader
sense, Business Strategies and Competitiveness in Times
of Crisis goes on to analyze the strategic behavior of
SMEs and the key factors that allow them to overcome the
challenges they face. The book covers wide-ranging topics
such as marketing and communication strategies,
internationalization process and entry modes, access to
credit, networking, innovation process and human
** Business planning , Small business--Italy--History--
|| PRIVATE LAW
||9 Singhania, Ravi
Drafting of contracts : templates with drafting notes /
Ravi Singhania,Dipak Rao and Rudra Srivastava.-- New
Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2018.
xxii, 633p. , 25cm. + 1 CD ROM.
ISBN : 9789387146235.
346.5402 SIN 146458
This book is an essential handy guide for any draftsman,
in-house counsels as it not only contains the practical
and usable templates that can serve as a prototype for
the various contracts but also provides a sense about the
purpose and critical points of the contract. For each of
the chapters, along with the templates, there is an
introduction and the drafting notes, allowing a reader to
grasp the essence and importance of the clauses.The book
is an essential handy guide for any draftsman, in-house
counsels as it not only contains the practical and usable
templates that can serve as a prototype for the various
contracts but also provides a sense about the purpose and
critical points of the contract.
** Contracts -- India , Contracts , India
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
||10 Balla, Steven J.
Bureaucracy and democracy : accountability and
performance / Steven J. Balla, William T. Gormley.--4th
ed.-- California: SAGE,CQ Press,, 2018.
xvi, 343 p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781506348889.
352.630973 BAL 146373
This edition provides a thorough review of bureaucracy
during the Obama and Trump administrations, as well as
new attention to state and local level examples and the
role of bureaucratic values.
** Bureaucracy--United States , Administrative agencies--
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||11 Forrer, John J
Global governance enterprises : creating multisector
collaborations / John J Forrer.-- New York: Routledge,
xvii, 273p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781138812116.
658.046 FOR 146421
This book focuses on a specific multi-sector
collaboration the formation of an entity that carries out
global governance-providing a detailed analysis of the
context of their emergence, as well as how they are
created, managed, and sustained. By establishing a
coherent framework to define global governance
enterprises across a wide span of sectors, the book
develops a strong theoretical foundation for this type of
partnership and provides the reader with an understanding
of the practical, operational realities of organizing,
financing, and sustaining global governance enterprises.
** Non-governmental organizations--International
cooperation , Public-private sector cooperation ,
12 Fults, Gail J.
How participatory evaluation research affects the
management control process of a multinational nonprofit
organization / Gail J. Fults.-- New
York: Garland Pub, 1993.
xxiii, 297 p. , 24 cm.
(Routledge library editions: multinationals, 2).
ISBN : 9781138281059.
658.049 FUL 146336
This book addresses two questions: can evaluation
research function as a surrogate market in non-profit
organizations to measure, value, and assess the goods and
services they provide? And second, can the findings from
an evaluation process be incorporated as a service
accomplishment element into the accounting information
published by non-profit organizations? This title will be
of interest to students of business studies.
** Nonprofit organizations--United States , International
13 Dearborn, Jenny
The Data driven leader : a powerful approach to
delivering measurable business impact through people
analytics / Jenny Dearborn and David Swanson.-- New Delhi
: Wiley, 2018.
xxi, 248p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9788126574629.
658.3 DEA 146463
** Personnel management , Business enterprises--Personnel
management , Business intelligence ,
14 Jessop, Alan
Stats Notes : some statistics for management problems /
Alan Jessop.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2016.
vii,309 p. : ill. , 26 cm.
ISBN : 9789814696678.
658.4033 JES 146455
Managers need access to some statistical advice from time
to time to help in solving business problems. Students
need access to statistical methods to support work in non
statistics courses, case studies and projects. What is
needed will depend on the demands of the problem and how
much statistics the manager or student already knows. The
requirement is for flexible decision support. This unique
book presents statistical ideas and models in easily
accessible form describing both methods and issues of
application. stats Notes are organized as a set of over
one hundred notes rather than as a number of chapters.
This enables managers and students to locate just what
they need for the problem they have. Each note consists
of a description of what to do, an example, the
rationale, links to other notes.
** Mathematical statistics , Measurement uncertainty ,
15 Hjalmarsson, Anders
Open digital innovation : a contest driven approach /
Anders Hjalmarsson, Gustaf Juell-Skielse and Paul
Johannesson.-- Cham: Springer, 2017.
xi, 140p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9783319563381.
658.4038 HJA 146426
This book explores how novel digital services, including
e services, digital platforms and mobile apps, are
increasingly being innovated through open processes. It
investigates how and why organizations invite external
developers to participate in their innovation, often
catalyzed by contests and the provision of open data,
with the aim of designing digital services that go beyond
the capability of the organizations themselves.
** Business , Entrepreneurship , Management information
16 Hull, Frank M.
Total value development : how to drive service innovation
/ Frank M. Hull and Chris Storey.-- London: Imperial
College Press, 2016.
xxxv, 371 p., 24 cm.
(Series on technology management , 26).
ISBN : 9781783267132.
658.4063 HUL 146456
Total Value Development provides a framework to help
businesses innovate and derive greater value from the
services they offer. The secret is to devise an
innovative model built on total value creation,
identified as the total value development (TVD) model.
The TVD model has broad applicability for any large
organization. Here, case studies are presented showing
the effectiveness of the TVD model in its practical
application within companies. Statistical evidence is
used to recommend improvements to performance outcomes,
such as time compression, cost reduction, quality and
innovation. Studies of over 100 service enterprises in
the United States and the United Kingdom provide
compelling evidence for benefits from business model
** Customer relations , Value , Total quality management
17 Johannessen, Stig O
Strategies, leadership and complexity in crisis and
emergency operations / Stig O Johannessen.-- New York:
viii, 163p. , 23cm.
(Routledge advances in management and business studies ,
ISBN : 9781138889224.
658.4092 JOH 146422
Based on two recent Scandinavian cases, this book
identifies theoretically generalizable dimensions in the
discussion of emerging strategies and leadership in
complex, uncertain and dynamic situations during crisis
and emergency operations. The book will offer original
material and discussions from these cases on how
strategies, leadership and organizational dynamics evolve
during crisis and emergency operations - and further link
these to existing international cases and research.
** Crisis management , Emergency management , Complex
organizations -- Management.
18 Zucchella, Antonella
International entrepreneurship: theoretical foundations
and practices / Antonella Zucchella and Giovanna Magnani.
--2nd ed.-- London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
ISBN : 9781137520012.
658.514 ZUC 146410
Over the past two decades international entrepreneurship
has become a key issue in international business studies.
This second edition of International Entrepreneurship
proposes an integrated framework to enable firms to
develop innovative responses to the uncertainties arising
from international markets, and to capture the
** International business enterprises , Entrepreneurship
19 Lee, Ki-Hoo
Business value and sustainability : an integrated
supply network perspective / Ki-Hoo Lee and Stephan
Vachon.-- London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
xxiii, 308p. , 22 cm.
ISBN : 9781137435743.
658.7 LEE 146406
This book connects business sustainability to supply
network-based value creation and enhancement, and tests a
number of key propositions in complex supply networks to
identify key challenges. Examining practical issues such
as carbon trading, green product development, worker
safety, child labor and relations with local
communities, Business Value and Sustainability advances
the understanding of sustainability in supply network
management. In presenting a supply management perspective
including a tighter control of the supply base and the
development of supplier capability through collaboration
with NGOs, the authors contribute to both the theoretical
advancement and practical development of this field. The
book aims to raise the sustainability standards of
businesses in an increasingly complex and inter- and
intra connected global supply network.
** Industrial management--Environmental aspects ,
20 Cardone, Grant
If you-re not first, you-re last : sales strategies to
dominate your market and beat your competition / Grant
Cardone.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2018.
xiv, 256p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788126572465.
658.82 CAR 146459
This book explains how to sell your products and services
despite the economy and provides you with ways to
capitalize regardless of your product, service or idea.
His proven strategies will allow you to not just continue
to sell, but create new products, increase margins, gain
market share and much more.
** Success in business , Strategic planning ,