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Editorial Advisory Board's Recommended Reads - August 2014

This August, three of our Editorial Advisory Board members, Professor Tony Eccles, Professor Luiz Moutinho and Professor Jon Nixon 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 all of our readers a 50% discount on the Board’s picks. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 8th September 2014.

Professor Tony Eccles’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Innovative Business Practices: Prevailing a Turbulent Era

Editors: Demetris Vrontis and Alkis Thrassou

The 22 Chapters of this well-edited book contain an array of intriguing and illuminating findings on a range of innovative business practices, which scholars will find of considerable use. Topics range through succession effectiveness, sustainable tourism model development and knowledge hybridization – all of which are significant value to researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields."

Professor Luiz Moutinho’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Tourism Marketing: On Both Sides of the Counter

Editors: Metin Kozak, Luisa Andreu, Juergen Gnoth, Sonja Sibila Lebe and Alan Fyall

"This book entails a good collection of research studies in tourism and hospitality, ranging from Tourist Experiences and Satisfaction, to Destination Image and Branding. It is a tidy, robust, and scholarly publication. It contains good facets of advancement of knowledge in areas such as co-creation, environmental consumption, information asymmetries and agent-based modelling. With respect and the permission of the Editors, I would expect that future volumes will incorporate even more seminal thinking, both conceptual and methodological (e.g. networked narratives, ethnographic mimicry, biometrics, generalised linear methods, multi-criteria decision-making models and evolutionary algorithms). Nonetheless, this remains a commendable scholarly effort within a good academic remit."

Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Equalities and Education in Europe: Explanations and Excuses for Inequality

Authors: Alistair Ross, Melinda Dooly and Nanny Hartsmar

"This book invites us to reconceptualise inequality – and policy responses to inequality – with reference to educational attainment across Europe. It argues that many of those policy responses are based on false or misleading premises and proposes a radical reorientation towards policies based not on equality of opportunity, but on equality of outcome. It offers a reasoned critique of current educational policy while refocusing the debate on to the causes and underlying conditions of inequality. I recommend it to all those with a commitment to developing a fair and equitable system of educational provision within and across the national regions of Europe."

For further information on Professor Tony Eccles, please click here.

For further information on Professor Luiz Moutinho, please click here.

For further information on Professor Jon Nixon, please click here.

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