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Stress and Suffering at Work: The Role of Culture and Society
Stress and Suffering at Work: The Role of Culture and Society

This edited collection explores different strands of social constructionist theory and methods to provide a critique of the prevailing discourse of work stress, and introduces a radical new approach to conceptualizing suffering at work. Over the last three decades, stress and other forms of suffering at work...

Corporate Governance and Diversity in Boardrooms: Empirical Insights into the Impact on Firm Performance
Corporate Governance and Diversity in Boardrooms: Empirical Insights into the Impact on Firm Performance

This book explores diversity in boardrooms to highlight the link between the heterogeneous dimensions of board diversity and their impact on the firms. The book provides a brief definition of corporate governance and focuses on the role and functions of the board of directors. The work contributes to the literature enriching the...

Eternal Bandwagon: The Politics of Presidential Selection (The Evolving American Presidency)
Eternal Bandwagon: The Politics of Presidential Selection (The Evolving American Presidency)
Orthodox reporting and conventional scholarship focuses on the factors that distinguish each presidential contest and then attempts to explain them. This book rather, demonstrates that the politics of presidential nomination has been remarkably stable in the United States since the 1830s and right through to 2020. A common bandwagon...
Discourse Ontology: Body and the Construction of a World, from Heidegger through Lacan (The Palgrave Lacan Series)
Discourse Ontology: Body and the Construction of a World, from Heidegger through Lacan (The Palgrave Lacan Series)
This book explores the themes within, and limits of, a dialogue between Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of being and Jacques Lacan’s post-Freudian metapsychology. It argues that a conceptual bridging between the two is possible, and lays the foundations of that bridge, starting with Heidegger and proceeding through the work of...
When Can Oil Economies Be Deemed Sustainable? (The Political Economy of the Middle East)
When Can Oil Economies Be Deemed Sustainable? (The Political Economy of the Middle East)
This open access book questions the stereotype depicting all Gulf (GCC) economies as not sustainable, and starts a critical discussion of what these economies and polities should do to guarantee themselves a relatively stable future.

Volatile international oil markets and the acceleration
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Post-War Eugenics, Reproductive Choices and Population Policies in Greece, 1950s–1980s
Post-War Eugenics, Reproductive Choices and Population Policies in Greece, 1950s–1980s
This book sheds light on the history of Greek eugenics during the post-war period. At this time, eugenics had already been condemned by international declarations. Alexandra Barmpouti, however, challenges the assumption that eugenics disappeared and confirms the continuity of eugenics after the Second World War. She looks at the Greek...
Borges, Buddhism and World Literature: A Morphology of Renunciation Tales (Literatures of the Americas)
Borges, Buddhism and World Literature: A Morphology of Renunciation Tales (Literatures of the Americas)
This book follows the renunciation story in Borges and beyond, arguing for its centrality as a Borgesian compositional trope and as a Borgesian prism for reading a global constellation of texts. The renunciation story at the heart of Buddhism, that of a king who leaves his palace to become an ascetic, fascinated Borges because of its...
Complexity Economics: Building a New Approach to Ancient Economic History (Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies)
Complexity Economics: Building a New Approach to Ancient Economic History (Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies)

Economic archaeology and ancient economic history have boomed the past decades. The former thanks to greatly enhanced techniques to identify, collect, and interpret material remains as proxies for economic interactions and performance; the latter by embracing the frameworks of new institutional economics. Both disciplines, however,...

Change Management in Transition Economies: Integrating Corporate Strategy, Structure and Culture
Change Management in Transition Economies: Integrating Corporate Strategy, Structure and Culture

Since the breakdown of the socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe, with their planned economies and lack of entrepreneurial freedom, a dramatic development of free markets and competitive enterprises in an extremely turbulent economic environment has been observed. One of these countries, Poland, can be regarded as a...

Formal Software Development
Formal Software Development
This book is intended for final-year undergraduate and postgraduate computing students specializing in the field of software engineering. The text concentrates on the challenges that high integrity software development poses, and how formal methods can help meet these challenges.

Formal methods have long been advocated for the
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Effective Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations
Effective Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations
Those who have really enabled this research – and will, I hope, also benefit from its outcome at one point or other – are the managers who participated in the study. I hope my lengthy questionnaire and my numerous follow-up calls have not discouraged them to support further empirical studies. Special thanks go to my advisers, Professors...
Introducing UNIX and Linux (Grassroots)
Introducing UNIX and Linux (Grassroots)
UNIX is an operating system which has seen substantial growth in its popularity over the last few years and is used by many universities and colleges, as well as in industry. Linux is a UNIX-like operating system for PCs which is freely available and has become a serious alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows. This book is a...
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