October 30, 2014

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“Hiding your light under a bushel is not a winning strategy” : top law professors give their advice to young academics

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Looking back on a long career, what would you do if you could have your time again? We asked Jan SmitsMichael Trebilcock and Mark Tushnet what advice they would give their younger selves.

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October 28, 2014

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What Venture CEOs Can Learn from Louis van Gaal – by Jessica van den Bosch and Geert Duysters

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Last summer, the Dutch football team played an amazing tournament at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Getting there through the selection play-offs was no sinecure, but as soon as they played their first match against Spain (the winner of the previous World Cup), one thing became clear: Louis van Gaal had created a winning team. Jessica van den Bosch and Professor Geert Duysters consider the lessons that can be learnt for corporate venturing.

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October 23, 2014

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Who’s Afraid of Free Market Economics? By Steven Kates

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San Paulo Stock Exchange, by Rafael Matsunaga (CC BY 2.0).

As the Second Edition of Free Market Economics: an Introduction for the General Reader has just been published, author Dr Steven Kates tells us why his textbook is still unique.

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October 21, 2014

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What do publishers look for in a good book proposal? Our Editorial Director reveals all…

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We are often asked about the key components that contribute to a successful proposal. A formal proposal is typically the starting point for assessing a potential book project, and therefore a well-structured and coherent proposal can invariably make the difference between a book being accepted or rejected for publication.  Alex Pettifer, Edward Elgar Publishing’s Editorial Director, explains how to write the perfect book proposal.

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October 16, 2014

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Entrepreneurship – a brief overview by Robert D. Hisrich

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How do you think and act entrepreneurially? What are the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive? Robert D. Hisrich, Professor of Global Entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, considers what is involved in successful entrepreneurship. Continue reading…

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