Edited by Malcolm Warner
In conceiving the International Encyclopedia of Business and Management (IEBM) in the early 1990s, the editorial team set itself a major challenge. The aim was to create a reference work covering all aspects of management studies that was international both in terms of its subject matter and its authorship. The finished 6-volume work was published in 1996 to great acclaim and has firmly established itself as a leading player in the field of business reference publishing. It was awarded CHOICE Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Outstanding Academic Book in 1997 and can be found in most business school libraries throughout the world.
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Since publication in 1996 there have been tremendous advances in business and management which have necessitated the development of a new, improved second edition. IEBM 2nd Edition addresses these advances by updating all existing material as well as adding a great deal more. This revision means that the printed encyclopedia now fills 8 volumes with fifty percent more entries and four million words. Additional countries are profiled in the new edition and there are even more biographical profiles of influential management thinkers, making IEBM 2nd Edition bigger and better than ever.
Full-length entries, equivalent to any secondary critical work or journal paper, serve as excellent introductions to the debates and literature of a given topic or concept. Each entry is fully cross-referenced and a further reading section is carefully annotated to indicate the level and importance of the work cited which proves especially useful for the student to take their research further.
Authorship is truly international with contributors from over forty countries around the world chosen for their pre-eminence in the field in which they are currently researching and writing. The high quality of entries is reflected both in the calibre and reputation of the writers and in the fact that each entry is rigorously checked and peer-reviewed at numerous stages to ensure that they are of the highest standard.
Key facts and figures
- Ø From 6 to 8 volumes
- Ø From 2.5 to 4 million words
- Ø Now 750 entries (print version) and 900 entries (online version)
New state-of-the-art entries cover the latest developments in business and management specifically in finance, economics and information technology e.g. Asian Financial Crisis. All our regional entries covering the Asian Pacific area have been updated to include the crisis, including entries on Japan, Hong Kong, China and Thailand.
New entry on banking and finance in Asia Pacific covering the crisis in relation to Japan, Hong Kong and the 'Tiger' economies including Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea.
New entries on the key associations and bodies dealing with the region, including ASEAN, APEC, WTO, IMF.
New entry on banking crises which looks at the role of banks in a country's financial system, the causes of banking crises, and the ways in which countries can promote crisis-resistant banking systems.
New state-of-the-art entries cover the latest developments in business and management specifically in finance, economics and information technology e.g. The Influence of IT on the way we conduct business.
The prominence of the internet is fully reflected in such entries as: E-Commerce, E-Business, New Economy, Intranets and extranets, firewall systems, internet banking, WWW.
The way other technology influences the way we do business is also fully reflected in entries like virtual organizing, teleworking, knowledge workers and knowledge corporations.
Entries include historical thinkers as well as contemporary figures who have made significant a contribution to the field, including:
- ü William Edward Deming - the most famous and influential advocate of total quality management
- ü Sun Tzu - ancient Chinese art of war philosophy which has been applied to business and management strategy
- ü Michael Porter - arguably the single most influential writer on business strategy
Bill Gates - modern business leader and a chief factor in the use of Microsoft as the world's leading software for personal computers