Advances in Business and Management. Volume 19


William D. Nelson (Editor)

Series: Advances in Business and Management
BISAC: BUS041000

This volume includes eleven chapters that present various research updates in the fields of business and management. Chapter One describes the current disruptive process and growing fragmentation in the global labor market and shows how digital platforms have reconfigured the organization of work and the trends that emerge in the context of the pandemic. Chapter Two addresses how the development of people in organizations around the world is achieved and what advancements are on the horizon in this area, specifically in Latin America. Chapter Three analyzes corporate social responsibility in agribusiness in Latin America. Chapter Four investigates whether the shift in focus of companies from shareholder to all stakeholders has led to a reorientation of renumeration incentives. Chapter Five explores the role of buyers’ personalities on their responses to business-to-business advertising messages. Chapter Six analyzes the main entropy measures applied to the sovereign credit rating data of the European Union. Chapter Seven highlights the importance of collaborative entrepreneurship education. Chapter Eight describes strategies for success for small and medium enterprises using action-oriented systems thinking simulations. Chapter Nine analyzes narrative practices of greenwashing developed by multinational corporations in Spain. Chapter Ten discusses major policy changes for Bhutan in light of the impact of the pandemic on tourism. Finally, Chapter Eleven proposes and evaluates a framework augmenting the standard business cycle model with shopping time to study business cycles in Bulgaria.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. From Cthulhu to Chthulucene: Work, Organizations, and Management in Time of Ontological Changes
Juan Felipe Espinosa-Cristia¹, Jorge Feregrino² and Nelson Lay Raby³
¹Departamento de Ingeniería Comercial, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
²Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México, México
³Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

Chapter 2. Training and Development of People in the Latin American Organization and in Chile
Nelson Lay Raby and Flavio Alvarado Hernández – Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile

Chapter 3. Corporate Social Responsibility in Agribusiness: Evidence in Latin America
Wesley Ricardo Souza Freitas¹, PhD, Morelle Maykon Monteiro Mello², Adriano Alves Teixeira¹, PhD, Jorge Henrique Caldeira-Oliveira³, PhD and Luis Gustavo Freitas-Silva¹
¹Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
²Universidade Oeste do Paraná (UNIOESTE), Paraná, Brazil
³Universidade de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Chapter 4. Business Roundtable Compromise and the Incentive Remuneration of its Members
C. F. Alves, PhD¹ and J. R. Fontes-Filho, PhD²
¹Faculty of Economics and CEF.UP, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
²Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Chapter 5. Exploring the Influence of Buyer Personality Traits on B2B Advertising Effectiveness
Jodie L. Ferguson, PhD, Brian P. Brown, PhD and Mayoor Mohan, PhD – Department of Marketing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Chapter 6. Entropy Measures for Credit Sovereign Ratings: The European Union Case
G. D’Amico¹, R. De Blasis² and B. Di Basilio¹
¹Department of Economics, University of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, Italy
²Department of Management, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

Chapter 7. Collaborative Entrepreneurship Education – A Paramount Pillar for the Dawn of an Entrepreneurial Era
Dr. Vaneeta Aggarwal¹ and Dr Priyadarshini J²,
¹Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
²Researcher & Academician, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Chapter 8. New Ways in Quality Management – Success for SMEs in 7 Steps Using Action-Oriented Systems Thinking Simulations Based on the EFQM 2020 Model
Dr. S. G. Zürn¹, D. P. Müller¹ and B. Holzner²
¹Department of Management and Technology, Esslingen University, Esslingen, Germany
²iCONDU GmbH, Ingolstadt, Germany

Chapter 9. Everything is Turning Green: Power, Discourse and Environment in Spanish Advertising
Miguel García Martín – Department of Human Geography, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain

Chapter 10. COVID-19 Impact on Four Tourism Stakeholders in Bhutan
Chu Qian¹ and Parop Sonam²
¹Columbia University East Asian Institute, NYC, US
²Metho Bhutan Tours & Treks, Thimphu, Bhutan

Chapter 11. A Monetary-DSGE Model with a Shopping-Time Constraint: Lessons from Bulgaria (1999-2020)
Aleksandar Vasilev – Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK


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