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February 2019: New Titles

If there is an over-arching theme to most of our newest acquisitions it is innovation, from textbooks on technological innovation management, to books on AI, surveillance capitalism and the impact of the digital revolution on happiness at work and governments themselves. The full listing of new titles is here for you to browse through. Place holds on any titles you would like to read and submit suggestions for books you think the library should get.

 

Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game Between Markets, Speculators and the State by William H. Janeway

In this fully revised and updated edition, Janeway, 'theorist-practitioner' of financial economics, explains how state investment in national goals enables the innovation process and why financial bubbles accelerate and amplify its impact. Now, the digital revolution, sponsored by the state and funded by speculation, has matured to attack the authority, and even the legitimacy, of governments. [Adapted from publisher description]

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable by Dan Lyons

Dan Lyons is the best-selling author of Disrupted. At a time of soaring corporate profits and plenty of HR lip service about “wellness,” millions of workers–in virtually every industry–are deeply unhappy. Why did work become so miserable? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right? Lyons shows how new tools, workplace practices, and business models championed by tech’s empathy-impaired power brokers have shattered the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees. [Adapted from publisher description]

Global Innovation Management by J. Christopher Westland

J. Christopher Westland is Professor in the Department of Information & Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois. This textbook explores innovation management from a global perspective and offers a step-by-step guide to innovation strategy development, taking into account the global context in which businesses today operate. [Adapted from publisher description]

Architects of Intelligence: The Truth About AI From the People Building It by Martin Ford

Martin Ford is a prominent futurist, and author of Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Rise of the Robots. In Architects of Intelligence he conducts wide-ranging conversations with twenty-three of the world’s foremost researchers and entrepreneurs working in AI and robotics.

Strategic Management of Technological Innovation by Melissa A. Schilling

Melissa A. Schilling is the Herzog Family Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. This textbook approaches the subject of innovation management as a strategic process, and is organized to mirror the strategic management process used in most strategy textbooks, progressing from assessing the competitive dynamics of a situation to strategy formulation, to strategy implementation. [Publisher description]

Human Resource Management edited by Ronan Carbery, Christine Cross

Ronan Carbery is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Marketing at University College Cork. Christine Cross is Head of the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations, and Senior Lecturer in OB and HRM in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. The second edition of this popular textbook covers all the core HRM topic. It includes fully revised and updated learning features, including two brand new features HRM and Organizational Performance and HRM in the Global Business Environment, a new chapter on human resource analytics and new international content brings in a global perspective. [Adapted from publisher description]

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight For a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff

Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor emerita, Harvard Business School. The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism,” and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future–if we let it. [Adapted from publisher description]

What's Your Competitive Advantage?: 7 Strategies for Running a More Profitable Business In a Complex World by Cliff Bowman and Paul Raspin

No-one can predict the future and we can’t predict the ultimate effect of any actions we take. What’s your Competitive Advantage? sets out an approach to managing change that reflects this complex reality. Built on insights from research into value creation and complex systems the book explains seven value creating strategies and the practices and change processes they require. [Publisher description]