The Handbook of Research on Managing Managers



Adrian Wilkinson, Director, Centre for Work,Organisation and Wellbeing & Dr Keith Townsend, Associate Professor,

Griffith University, Australia, 

and Gabriele Suder, Professor of International Business & Jean Monnet Chair, SKEMA Business School,


Edward Elgar Publ. project




Part 1 – The Evolving Management Story in Context

1.  Introduction –the end of management ?                                         The editors  



Part 2 – Processes Available to Managers within Organizational Boundaries


2. Talent management                                                

3  Managing Performance

4. Rewarding Managers                                                                     

5 Careers                                                                                              


Part 3 – Topics Cutting Across the Roles of Managers


6  Leadership                                                                                                   

7  Ethics/Values                                                                     

8 Front line managers                                                             

9  Professionals and management                                                      

10. New public management                                                  

11 . Evidence based mgt                                                                     

12 Managing Work – Managers’ work                                             


Part 4 – Contemporary Issues and New Directions


13 Management Learning, Education & Development                      

14 The Role of Business Schools                                                      

15 Organizational Knowledge and Knowledge Management

16 Work life balance                                                                          

17 Managing Diversity                                  

18 Cross cultural issues

19Gender in management                                                                   

20Managing across boundaries                                                          

21 Managing across borders                                                              

22 Global Comparisons

23 Managers in developing countries                                    


AIB members are specifically invited to propose their contributions in the field marked in yellow, yet not limited to these.



Responses to the call for chapters (with prov. abstract): by 15 April 2014

Confirmations between editors and potential authors: 15 May 2013

Chapters drafts- submission deadline: 30 November 2013


7500 words per chapter, including figures, illustrations, tables, notes and references (allowing 500 words

for each figure or illustration and 300 words for each table included)


More information upon request.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr Gabriele Suder, PhD
Jean Monnet Chair, Professor in International Business
SKEMA Business School
Rue Dostoievski- BP 85, 
France- 06902 Sophia Antipolis

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