All's Well That Ends Well William Shakespeare A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's ambiguous, bittersweet fairy tale, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Gregory Doran and Stephen Fried, and actor Guy Henry, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and an illuminating introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.
Authoring a PhD Patrick Dunleavy Authoring a Ph.D. Thesis involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also involves being examined and getting work published. This book provides a huge range of ideas and suggestions to help Ph.D. candidates cope with both the intellectual issues involved and the practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively.
Business Information Systems Beynon-Davies Paul This book presents a comprehensive introduction to information systems for business and/or management students, leading to coherent, integrated understanding of the subject and a strong foundation in theory. It is focused specifically on the needs of business/management students, shorter and cheaper than many other intro texts, but still comprehensive. It builds up understanding incrementally, tells a coherent story, showing the connections between subjects and leading to a more advanced understanding. The book puts the subject on a firm theoretical foundation. It is used as a lens through which the entire subject can be understood, leading to integrated understanding.This is the first text to bring this more coherent, theoretical, systematic approach to a wider audience which leads to a more sophisticated understanding, but still accessible to newcomers to the subject. It features a prestigious consultancy team including Chris Sauer (Fellow in Information Management, Said Business School, Oxford) and Robert Galliers (Provost and V-P for academic affairs, Bentley College, USA and visiting professor at LSE).It features excellent pedagogy and ancillaries including practical case studies to help students apply knowledge, and extensive companion website. Focused on the needs of business and management students, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to informatics and its application in organisations. Assuming no prior knowledge, it builds concepts incrementally, using a strong theoretical base supported by practical examples to develop a coherent, integrated understanding of the subject.
Changes in Complementation in British and American English Rudanko Juhani Arguing that a corpus-based approach is indispensable for the study of changes of complementation in British and American English, the author examines several central patterns of sentential complementation in a number of electronic corpora to shed light on the emergence and spread of innovative constructions in relatively recent English.
Cymbeline William Shakespeare A fresh new edition of Shakespeare's magical late play, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Dominic Cooke and Emma Rice, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and an illuminating introduction to the play by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate.
Dictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking Banks Erik The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking is an authoritative and comprehensive reference book covering the essential terminology of the international financial marketplace. This dictionary provides concise and rigorous definitions of over 5,000 terms commonly used in the financial industry, covering the disciplines of accounting, banking, corporate finance, investment management and insurance. Also included are essential formulae and diagrams for enhanced clarification, as well as commonly used acronyms and colloquialisms.
Economics for Business Mulhearn Chris, Vane Howard R. Economics for Business is a rigorous introductory text, full of international examples and cases enabling students to grasp complex economic theory and understand its relevance in real-world business scenarios. Students will enjoy the clarity and wit of the writing style and benefit from the quirky learning features and illustrations.
How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation Bryan Greetham Examining each essential stage of research and writing a dissertation, this book teaches students across all disciplines how to generate ideas and develop them into original research projects. It clearly explains the best way of planning and conducting research using qualitative and quantitative techniques and primary and secondary material; enabling the student to successfully plan and write a clear and concise dissertation.
Key Concepts in Creative Writing Morrison Matt A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.Featuring key terms and definitions, an overview of styles, genres, and movements, and advice for aspiring writers, this book is an ideal resource for students and scholars of Creative Writing.
Key Concepts in Management Jonathan Sutherland, Diane Canwell Key Concepts in Management is one of a range of comprehensive glossaries with entries arranged alphabetically for easy reference. All major concepts, terms, theories and theorists are incorporated and cross-referenced. Additional reading and Internet research opportunities are identified. More complex terminology is made clearer with numerous diagrams and illustrations. With over 500 key terms defined, the book represents a comprehensive must-have reference for anyone studying a business-related course or those simply wishing to understand what management is all about. It will be especially useful as a revision aid.
Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics Geoffrey Finch An invaluable glossary of significant language and linguistic terms and concepts designed for students of English Language and Linguistics. The book also provides a very useful overview of the subject as well as covering principal figures in linguistic criticism and their contribution to the subject.
Organized into the core subject areas of language and linguistics, it enables the reader to contextualize each particular definition and gain a wider understanding of each topic. This edition has been updated to include more extensive coverage, particularly of language terms.
Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature Padley Steve Key Concepts in Contemporary Literature offers a comprehensive overview of the literature and critical debates of the period since 1945. Setting texts in their historical, political and cultural contexts, it demonstrates how literature has dealt with and been shaped by the changing face of the modern world. Divided into three clear sections, the volume serves to introduce the significant literary movements, themes and developments of the period since the Second World War and covers a full range of novels, poetry and drama as well as providing a guide to the major critical theories of recent times. Features include an accessible and full overview of the texts, contexts and criticism of the contemporary period, an alphabetical format that makes information quick and easy to find and cross-referencing, and further reading suggestions that provide additional resources for study. Acting as the perfect accompaniment, this is an invaluable guide to anyone navigating their way through the contemporary era and the literature that defines it.
Key Concepts in Tourism Loykie Lomine, James Edmunds This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major themes, concepts, terms and theorists encountered by students of Tourism. Concepts are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use. Tables and figures complement the text, and to help explain complex terminology.
Key Concepts in Law Ian McLeod Legal terminology need not be intimidating, difficult and obscure. This book provides an ideal introduction to the meaning of the core vocabulary which confronts anyone approaching the study of Law for the first time. A particular feature is its explanation of how Latin words and phrases should be pronounced, as well as what they mean.
Key Concepts in Marketing Jon Sutherland, Diane Canwell Key Concepts in Marketing is one of a range of comprehensive glossaries with entries arranged alphabetically for easy reference. All major concepts, terms, theories and theorists are incorporated and cross-referenced. Additional reading and internet research opportunities are identified. More complex terminology is made clearer with numerous diagrams and illustrations. With over 600 key terms defined, the book represents a comprehensive reference for anyone studying a business related course or those simply wishing to understand what marketing is all about. It will be especially useful as a revision aid.
Key Concepts in Drama and Performance Pickering Kenneth An inspirational, clear and comprehensive guide to Drama, Theatre and Performance, this book enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects on its subject. Grouped under the general headings of Textual, Performance, Production, Staging and Critical the clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical explorations of the subjects and offer insights for research and reflective writing.
Key Concepts in Leisure Sutherland Jonathan, Canwell Diane Leisure studies encompasses the broadest range of leisure and sports pursuits and marries management, administration and sports, as well as customer service. Key Concepts in Leisure presents an indispensable guide to the key themes and concepts in this rapidly developing, fast-paced and demanding industry.
Key Concepts in Criminology and Criminal Justice McFarquhar Helena, Moore Colleen The book provides an accessible guide to the major concepts, terminology, theories, processes and agencies that concern those in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Arranged alphabetically and providing comprehensive explanations, the volume also acts as an important point of reference and revision aid.
Language and Style Dan McIntyre, Beatrix Busse Inspired by Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose, Mick Short's classic introduction to stylistics, Language and Style represents the state-of-the-art in literary stylistics and encompasses the full breadth of current research in the discipline. Written by leading scholars in the field, chapters cover a variety of methodological and analytical approaches, from traditional qualitative analysis to more recent developments in cognitive and corpus stylistics. Addressing the three, key literary genres of poetry, drama and narrative, Language and Style is divided into carefully balanced sections. Based on original research, each chapter demonstrates a particular analytic technique and explains how this might be applied to a text from one of the literary genres. Framed by helpful introductory material covering the foundational principles of stylistics, the chapters act as practical exemplars of how to carry out stylistic analysis. Comprehensive and engaging, this invaluable resource is essential reading for anyone interested in stylistics.
Land Law Davys Mark The palgrave macmillan law masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, straightforward and comprehensive introductions to the main subject areas, all written by experienced and respected authors. This eighth edition of Land Law has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the subject. In addition, the content has been substantially enlarged and restructured so as to aid understanding. It is an ideal companion for students studying land law as part of a law degree or the GDL/CPE and for students taking the subject as part of a surveying or estate management course. Includes end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading.