Luck - Chengwei Liu (Paperback)

A Key Business Idea

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Product Details

Barcode
9781138094260
Department
Books
Released
4 Dec 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Chengwei Liu
Subtitle
A Key Business Idea
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Series
Key Ideas in Business and Management
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
234 x 156mm (235g)

Summary

Case studies of business and management success tend to focus on factors such as leadership, innovation, competition, and geography, but what about good fortune? This book highlights luck as a key idea for business and society.

The author provides insights from economics, sociology, political science, philosophy, and psychology to create a brief intellectual history of luck. In positioning luck as a key idea in management, the book analyzes various facets of fortune such as randomness, serendipity, and opportunity. Often overlooked given psychological bias toward meritocratic explanations, this book quantifies luck to establish the idea in a more central role in understanding variations in business performance.

In bringing the concept of luck in from the periphery, this concise book is a readable overview of management which will help students, scholars, and reflective practitioners see the subject in a new light.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Business/Economics
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / General
BIC Classification 1
Organizational theory & behaviour
BIC Classification 2
Business strategy
BIC Classification 3
Organizational theory & behaviour
Dewey Classification
650

Author Bio

Chengwei Liu is Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science at The University of Warwick, UK.