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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - March 2014 14 March 2014

This March, two of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Victor Merriman and Professor Emeritus David Weir, have chosen their ‘Recommended Reads’: a handpicked selection of our best-selling titles, which are noteworthy for the contribution they make to their field.

We are offering 50% discount on Victor and David’s picks. As a bonus, every reader who orders one of the ‘Recommended Reads, will also receive a free best-selling title in a related subject area. 

Professor Victor Merriman’s ‘Recommended Read’:

We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration. 

Editors: Jeffrey Lee Meriwether and Laura Mattoon D’Amore

“America’s self-image – how it is created, sustained, and deployed – matters greatly to everyone on the planet. The editors have assembled an exciting combination of established and emerging scholars, who address well-chosen topics with impressive expertise and style. Perhaps unexpectedly, given the scholarly quality here, many chapters are real page turners, offering insights into practices that create ‘a past that is always already tainted with its present moment’. It is a particularly timely and provocative exploration of what is in play and what is at stake as European states embark on a protracted period of commemoration of World War I.

Professor Emeritus David Weir’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Worlds Apart? A Postcolonial Reading of post-1945 East-Central European Culture

Author: Cristina Şandru

“At the immediate time of this present crisis involving the Ukraine as an independent country facing partition or invasion at the hands of a dominant neighbour, it is tempting to revert to the Binary Certainties of the Cold War. It is the great merit of Sandru’s impressively scholarly analysis that it eschews such simplicities and elaborates the multiple and diverse roots of culture and politics. For those wishing to go beyond the simplistic polarities of rhetorical politics and understand the bases for innovative mediation and potential reconstruction, Sandru’s book is a must-read.”

To redeem your 50% discount, please enter the promotional code EABMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

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Book of the Month - March 2014 05 March 2014

Our March Book of the Month is a best-selling and critically acclaimed tome, which echoes this month’s commitment to ‘Responsible Business’ and ‘Sustainability’. Professor David Weir and Dr Nabil Sultan’s book ‘From Critique to Action: The Practical Ethics of the Organizational World (New Insights)’ is an updated version of the second in a series that illustrate the application of ethical thinking to business, management and computing. This book brings together some significant areas of leading-edge research and scholarship in the context of engagement with communities of practice, locally, regionally and professionally, with international students, police, teachers, housing managers, and ambulance workers.

To find out more about this book, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMMAR14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on April 30th.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:

“Containing a range of original and insightful inter-disciplinary chapters, [it] provides a timely contribution to international debates about the extent to which organisational ethics can have global application. The authors eruditely explore discourses positioning high moral fortitude against pragmatic legal obligation. This important contribution is a must read for those concerned about the future of the planet, and interested in exploring the juxtaposition of humanity’s contribution to ethical decline alongside intense commitment to achieving sustainability.”

- Prof. Kate Hutchings, Professor of HRM, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia

“Ethics has been covered in management, organisation and related areas, though albeit rather late. By its nature this is a critical issue, [and] this volume covers it from a critical perspective of a deeper level of a different order. It also has a multicultural and international orientation that is original as far as I know.”

- Prof. John Burgoyne, Professor of Management Learning, Lancaster University Management School

“Superbly edited and engagingly written, From Critique to Action offers a new take on business ethics that is fresh and challenging. The book reveals the complexity and conundrums inherent in organizational ethics and demonstrates refreshingly the value of original ideas and deep research in guiding ethically sound practice.”

- Prof. Charles Harvey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University

“A fine exploration and many good answers on questions of ethics and management; a trend setting study on business ethics.”

- Prof. Dr. Willem Mastenbroek, Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Chief Editor of ManagementSite

“This book is both timely and important. It manages to combine the rigours of good evidence based analysis with the practicalities of the real business world. It transcends national and cultural boundaries and gives us powerful insight into the dilemmas of the modern high speed data rich world in which we now all live.”

- Margaret Exley CBE, Chairman of Stonecourt Consulting


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'Sustainable Organization' Online Library 05 March 2014

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce a new collaboration with GSE Research in the area of ‘Responsible Business’. Selected titles published in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and related areas will be carried digitally in the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) collection, brought together by GSE Research.

This follows a successful pilot programme where chapters from 60 Cambridge Scholars titles were included in the 2013 SOL collection.

Cambridge Scholars CEO, Graeme Nicol, explains the importance of the collaboration:

“Sustainability is one of the pressing issues for our world, and we are delighted to be working with GSE to support the area. As one of the largest specialist scholarly book publishers, we are finding an increasing number of our authors touching on issues of sustainability in business, society and philosophy. The Sustainable Organization Library is an innovative way to get further dissemination of this work, and we are pleased to be able to offer reduced price access to the collection for Cambridge Scholars authors.”

GSE MD, John Peters, adds:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an innovative, author-friendly publisher who brings freshness and vitality to the scholarly publishing world. We are very pleased to have a selection of sustainability and CSR content as part of our Sustainable Organization Library collection. We look forward to exploring further collaborations in the future.”

The Sustainable Organization Library is a searchable collection of around 8000 book chapters, journal articles, reports and case studies. As well as Cambridge Scholars books, SOL contains material published by Oxfam, Greenleaf Publishing, the American Management Association, AMACOM, and Peter Lang Publishing, amongst others. SOL is available on annual subscription on an individual licence, and a wide-access institutional licence.

To promote the partnership, Cambridge Scholars authors and customers can receive a 10% discount on a SOL subscription. Please contact and reference ‘CSP Offer’ for more information. View the SOL homepage at

Please contact for further information.

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Responsible Business Week 2014 05 March 2014

This March, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is contributing to the debate on sustainability and organisational ethics by participating in Responsible Business Week (March 31st- April 4th), the largest annual conversation about responsible business.


Over the past couple of years, we have noticed a growing cross-disciplinary interest within the academic community with regard to issues of sustainability in business and society. An increasing number of Cambridge Scholars authors are exploring such issues in their publications.

Professor Jonathan Gosling, a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School, is one such academic. He is currently researching the leadership of malaria elimination programmes, of sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organisations in melt-down. Jonathan explains the vital role that academic publishing can play:

“Business leaders are just one of the factors affecting the responsibility of business – regulators, media, trade unions and special-interest campaigns have important roles in the actual practices of responsible business. Scholarship in this area must therefore extend beyond a narrow focus on corporate strategy, drawing on a wider range of academic traditions”.

For more information on Professor Jonathan Gosling, please click here.

For further information on Responsible Business Week, please click here.

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