Title: Business, Innovation and Responsibility
Author: Sophie Pellé
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons – ISTE
Published: Sept 2017, 182 pages
For some, responsible innovation is only a means of masking with a sheet of virtue economic practices that would otherwise appear selfish and self-interested. For others like theorists and actors of innovation, this expression represents a formidable lever of action and a rich conceptual source from which to draw new ways of innovating.
The articulation between different levels of norms – economic and ethical, to which we can add the legal dimension – is not new, and is the subject of an in depth reflection, decades old, around the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By taking up some debates on CSR, most of which are foreign to the current authors of responsible innovation.
this book examines the various justifications that CSR brings in order to convince economic players, subject to powerful market forces, of their responsible commitment. Additionally, the book also explores the specific contribution of the concept of responsible innovation to coping with the technological, social and political breakthroughs generated by innovation, and is based on philosophical resources such as the ethics of virtue and the ethics of ‘care’.
Think Bigger: And 39 Other Winning Strategies from Successful Entrepreneurs
Author: Michael W.Sonnenfeldt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: Sept 2017, 240 pages
In ‘Think BIGGER’, Michael W. Sonnenfeldt draws on the wisdom, insight and experience of members of TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century). He also supplements all of that with additional research and interviews to offer real-world guidance and often counter-intuitive advice and conclusions.
No matter where you are in your business career, ‘Think BIGGER’ will inspire and show you skills to grow wealth like:
- Why grit and focus trump intelligence just about every time
- Why having and listening to a wise mentor will create shortcuts to getting more done
- What you need to do to avoid getting in your own way
Reimagining Work: Strategies to Disrupt Talent, Lead Change and Win with a Flexible Workforce
Author: Rob Biederman, Pat Petitti, Peter Maglathlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Published: Sept 2017, 192 pages
In the new on-demand economy, traditional management strategies are becoming obsolete. The skilled workforce demands flexibility and more control over their work, an area where major corporations tend to fail to deliver. It’s no wonder that the best and brightest talent tend to resort to smaller companies with alternative management structures.
As the shift continues, businesses will need to change the way they recruit, develop and train talent. With this in mind, ‘Reimagining Work’ will show you how to restructure and reconfigure your current strategy toward one that will help your business to not only survive, but grow stronger in the new environment.
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