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Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business

The Synergy of Business Theory and Practice

Advancing the Practical Application of Scholarly Research

Editors: Thrassou, A., Vrontis, D., Weber, Y., Shams, R., Tsoukatos, E. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the need for a sustainable 'marriage' between business theory and practice, that will apply to both scholars and practitioners 
  • Offers a selection of interdisciplinary chapters which will appeal to researchers in a number of disciplines within business and management
  • Focuses on a range of industries in different geographical and cultural contexts
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About this book

The lack of congruence between theory and practice in business remains a widely discussed topic. This lack of synergy is quietly and elusively becoming the Achilles' heel of contemporary scholarly business research and, by extension, of business in general. Focusing on the deviation of means and ends between business theory and practice, this book comprises thirteen chapters, which present an array of theoretical and geographical contexts, and aim to bring scholarly thinking and scientific analysis together with managerial rationale and practical applications. Presenting valuable insights and demonstrating an equalised perception of the theorisation of practice, and reversely, the practicality of theory, this innovative book signifies a new philosophy of scientific work and provides thought-provoking reading for scholars in a range of business sub-disciplines.


About the authors

Alkis Thrassou is Professor in the School of Business at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and a Senior Research Fellow of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB). He has extensive academic and professional experience, and has undertaken significant research in the fields of strategic marketing, management and customer behaviour.

Demetris Vrontis is Professor and Executive Dean at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, the Editor-in-Chief of the EuroMed Journal of Business (EMJB), and the President of the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI). He has published over 200 articles and books.

Yaakov Weber is Professor and Director of the Research Unit, School of Business Administration, College of Management, Israel. The Founder and President of EMRBI and EMAB, Yaakov has served in various editorial positions for a number of leading journals including the Journal of World Business.

S. M. Riad Shams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ural Federal University, Russia. Having previously studied at Central Queensland University in Australia, he is a Research Fellow at EMAB and has published articles in several leading journals.

Evangelos Tsoukatos teaches Management at the University of Applied Sciences Crete, Greece, and is adjunct faculty at the University of Nicosia and the Hellenic Open University. He is Associate Editor of EMJB and previously studied at Lancaster University, UK.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Editorial Introduction: The Requisite Bridge from Theory to Practice

    Pages 1-12

    Thrassou, Alkis (et al.)

  • Theoretical Concepts and Practical Applications of Accounting-Related Shared Service Centres in Medium-Sized Firms

    Pages 13-38

    Bantscheff, Stefan (et al.)

  • From Theory to Practice of Formal and Informal Palestinian Small Businesses

    Pages 39-58

    Sultan, Suhail (et al.)

  • A Practicable Implementation of Training and Development in Professional Services: The Case of Accountants in Cyprus

    Pages 59-90

    Theodorou, Loucas (et al.)

  • The Role of Organizational Identity in Post-Merger Integration

    Pages 91-107

    Weber, Yaakov

Buy this book

eBook 67,82 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 116,04 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17522-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Synergy of Business Theory and Practice
Book Subtitle
Advancing the Practical Application of Scholarly Research
Editors
  • Alkis Thrassou
  • Demetris Vrontis
  • Yaakov Weber
  • Riad Shams
  • Evangelos Tsoukatos
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cross-disciplinary Business Research, In Association with EuroMed Academy of Business
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17523-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17523-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17522-1
Series ISSN
2523-8167
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 316
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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