Contemporary organisations, from across the typological and geographic spectrum, are increasingly pressured to survive and grow in an incessantly changing business context, one characterised by the constant shape-shifting of the industry and market forces. At the same time, businesses are progressively questioning conventional theories and practices and are seeking to adopt innovative means to innovative ends, with innovation and capacity building being targeted in within multiple modes and contexts.
This chapter presents the book’s philosophy and its business propositions and paradigms through a mix of empirical and conceptual works representing a balanced array of disciplinary, geographic and typological foci. The chapters collectively reflect contemporary business management philosophy, attitude and practice, and provide direction and/or food for thought for international consideration, development and application.
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