Archivo de la etiqueta: Reseña de libro

»Organisational Resilience» ebook de la semana

Bhamra, R. (Ed.). (2015). Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice (1st ed.). CRC Press.

Ebook de acceso abierto disponible en la base de datos Taylor & Francis,

An eternal dilemma for all organizations, and one that a considerable portion of management schools are set up to address, is how to become and stay competitive. Organisational Resilience: Concepts, Integration, and Practice brings together, for the first time, key works that describe the scope and nature of resilience and provides direction to tak.

Reseña de la casa publicadora, CRC Press.

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Crane, M. (Ed.). (2017). Managing for Resilience: A Practical Guide for Employee Wellbeing and Organizational Performance (1st ed.). Routledge.

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In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations.

This is the first book to provide managers with a guide to fostering psychological resilience within their teams. It synthesises not only the latest cutting-edge research in the area, but also translates this into practical advice for a range of organizational settings.

Chapters cover the following important issues:Key personality factors related to resilience How job design and routines can improve employee resilience How to build a resilient team Communicating change and improving teamwork Modelling resilient thinking and behaviour as a leader Selecting the right resilience training for your organisation

This is the ideal book for anyone interested in fostering a high-performance and emotionally resilient workforce, whether they are a manager, HR professional or occupational psychologist. Its cutting edge approach will also make it important reading for students and researchers of organizational and occupational psychology.

Reseña de la casa publicadora, Routledge.

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Bhaskar, K., & Flower, J. (2019). Disruption in the Audit Market: The Future of the Big Four (1st ed.). Routledge.

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Focussing on the dominance of the Big Four auditing firms – PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG – this concise volume provides an authoritative critical assessment of the state and future of the audit market, currently the subject of much debate and the focus of significant government enquiries. Drawing on extensive research and a vast collection of evidence from interviews with insiders, experts and users, it explores the key issues of audit quality, independence, choice and the growing expectation gap.

Just as disruptive technologies are overturning other established sectors, this book explores their impact on accounting, financial reporting and auditing. It questions whether the Big Four-dominated audit market is prepared not only for the inevitable disruption of new technologies, but also the challenges of negative public perceptions, cynicism about regulation and demands for greater transparency.

In the context of increasing high-profile corporate failures, this book provides a compelling scrutiny of the industry’s failings and present difficulties, and the impact of future disruption. At this crucial time, it will be of great interest to students, researchers and professionals in accounting and auditing, as well as policy makers and regulators.

Reseña de la casa publicadora, Routledge.

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McATEER, P. (2019). Sustainability Is the New Advantage: Leadership, Change, and the Future of Business. New York, NY: Anthem Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctvdtpgx2

Ebook de acceso abierto disponible en la base de datos de JSTOR,

During the last 150 years, we have stressed the oceans, warmed the planet and overextended almost every natural resource. To create real change will require a generation of leaders and businesses that think and act differently. ‘Sustainability Is the New Advantage’ identifies the skill sets, best practices, and new ideas needed to teach a new generation to start, grow, and manage sustainable organizations.

Reseña de la casa publicadora, Antem Press.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty
Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty, economista Francés,  es el autor del libro titulado Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  Este libro sobre la historia de la riqueza y cuya traducción al inglés es de 700 páginas ha creado sensación en sólo dos semanas.  Se incluyó en la lista de “best-sellers” del periódico New York Times.  Piketty es un respetado investigador sobre la distribución de la riqueza que a través de un análisis sin precedente del pasado propone terminar con el pensamiento y conocimiento actual sobre la desigualdad.

El autor está de visita por una semana a partir del 11 de mayo, en  Washington, DC. Visitará los principales centros de política pública de Estados Unidos, tales como, el Economic Policy Institute, el White House Council of Economic Advisers, y  el Government Accountability Office entre otros.  Los corresponsales se asombran de que Piketty puede hablar por 45 minutos sin notas.

En la reseña escrita por Emiley Eakin para el Chronicle Review,  de abrill 17, 2014 se incluyó la siguiente cita:  «The top of the wealth distribution has been rising at 6 to 7 percent per year—three times faster than the world economy».  Otros economistas reconocidos, también, hacen referencia a estos datos económicos, sin embargo, lo que sorprende de Piketty es su audaz tesis sobre el capitalismo. La tesis fundamental del libro es que la deigualdad es intrínseca al capitalismo y si no se combate es probable que aumente a niveles que amenazaría nuestra democracia y fallaría en sostener cualquier crecimiento económico.

La seriedad, la gran cantidad de data, y el análisis histórico riguroso, merecen que leamos este acercamiento distinto al tema económico desde una perspectiva no convencional como la de este autor.