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1. What is leadership?

1. What is leadership?  

Keith Grint

in Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777592
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199569915
‘What is leadership?’ explains that there is no general agreement on the basic meaning of ‘leadership’, but acknowledges that we do need to know what the various definitions are to make ... More
4. Entrepreneurs’ context

4. Entrepreneurs’ context  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0004
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9780199670543
‘Entrepreneurs' context’ asks the question: is it personality or socialization that shapes a person's propensity to become an entrepreneur? One arguments states that an individual's ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0010
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China is on course to catch up with the West, but what of Africa, Latin America, and the rest of Asia? Income per head in the rich countries grows at about 2% per year, so countries must ... More
2. Where did capitalism come from?

2. Where did capitalism come from?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0002
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9780198726074
How did capitalism originate? ‘Where did capitalism come from?’ argues that although capitalist production made its first fully developed appearance in Britain, key capitalist institutions ... More
3. Exploiting opportunities

3. Exploiting opportunities  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0003
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9780199670543
‘Exploiting opportunities’ looks at the challenges that entrepreneurs face in assembling and configuring the resources they need to exploit opportunities to create revenue-generating ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0001
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9780198716471
Poverty is a global issue. There are people in every country with a standard of living that is significantly lower than that of others. Nevertheless, the absolute number of people living in ... More
1. Macroeconomic history

1. Macroeconomic history  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0002
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9780192853455
‘Macroeconomic history’ outlines historical approaches to the study of economics. History shows that Eurasia used geographical and environmental factors to their advantage when developing. ... More
7. Futures for the university and college

7. Futures for the university and college  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
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9780191820717
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0007
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9780198766131
What are the mission and shape, structure and culture, purposes and ambitions of the university and college to be? What is it to be a university and college now—what are they seen ‘to be ... More
7. The future of criminal justice

7. The future of criminal justice  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
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9780191785092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0007
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9780198716495
‘The future of criminal justice’ proposes that a number of trends are set to continue. Budget cuts will mean more privatization along with greater public awareness and official scrutiny of ... More
Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

Leadership: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Grint

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777592
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569915.001.0001
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book
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9780199569915
What is leadership? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Leadership: A Very Short Introduction prompts the reader to rethink their understanding of what ... More
4. The ascent of the rich

4. The ascent of the rich  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0004
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9780199596652
‘The ascent of the rich’ shows how the rich countries got richer. Between 1815 and 1870, the Industrial Revolution spread from Britain to Western Europe and North America. Innovation and ... More
8. Policy and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis

8. Policy and regulatory responses to the global financial crisis  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191785320
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0008
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9780199688920
The 2007–09 global financial crisis brought a number of specific policy and regulatory challenges into sharp focus. From an historical perspective, the regulatory response follows a ... More
4. ‘Integration’, class inequality, and ‘community cohesion’

4. ‘Integration’, class inequality, and ‘community cohesion’  

Ali Rattansi

in Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546039.003.0005
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9780199546039
The concept of ‘integration’ has replaced multiculturalism as the key theme of national and local policies towards ethnic minorities. Especially in Britain, the notions of ‘community ... More
1. Meanings and entitlements

1. Meanings and entitlements  

William Doyle

in Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191776908
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206780.003.0002
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9780199206780
‘Meanings and entitlements’ considers the shifting definition of aristocracy and the components of aristocratic status. The classical definition of aristocracy was ‘rule by the best’, but ... More
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

James Fulcher

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191793011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.001.0001
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9780198726074
The word ‘capitalism’ is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism about, and what does it mean? Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction discusses the history and development of ... More
1. What is capitalism?

1. What is capitalism?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198726074
‘What is capitalism?’ examines the different forms that capitalism has taken, from the merchant capitalism of the 17th-century, through capitalist production in the 19th, to the financial ... More
5. Has capitalism gone global?

5. Has capitalism gone global?  

James Fulcher

in Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191793011
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726074.003.0005
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9780198726074
What is ‘global capitalism?’ Economies no longer operate in isolation, producing goods at home for export abroad. Companies now run manufacturing operations in many different countries ... More
3. Communities

3. Communities  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0004
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9780192853455
‘Communities’ examines the cooperative relationships that exist in different communities. One way of preventing opportunistic behaviour is through linking relationships together. This ... More
8. Critical perspectives on management

8. Critical perspectives on management  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779947
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199656981
‘Critical perspectives on management’ explores how, from a critical perspective, management can seem deeply political and far from value free. For many blue-collar workers and those on the ... More
8. The standard model and late industrialization

8. The standard model and late industrialization  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199596652
‘The standard model and late industrialization’ uses examples from Russia, Japan, and Latin America to show how independent states could apply the standard model of economic development — ... More

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