Collection of selected reference works purchased from Credo Reference since 2009 (ca. 100 titles). Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves libraries worldwide. ...Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.Credo, founded in the U.K. under the name of Xrefer, has helped colleges, universities and public libraries successfully educate students and patrons since 1999. Headquarters in Boston, MA, USA.

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  • The Ashgate research companion to corporate social responsibility

    Ashgate Publishing, 2008
    In recent years the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained prominence both in business and in the media, not least because of the rise in power of the transnational corporation in an increasingly globalized world. It is one of the most debated management issues, yet there is a lack of consensus on what the concept means, what it entails, why it should be embraced and how. This Research Companion brings together a team of scholars from around the world to offer their view of the key issues in corporate social responsibility research. Each author is concerned with different aspects of CSR, providing a variety of theoretical lenses and a wide range of perspectives from different countries and experiences. It presentrs scholars and graduate students with a valuable guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this increasingly important field.
  • Encyclopedia of business ethics and society

    Sage Publications, 2008
    Spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.
  • Blackwell Companions to Philosophy: A Companion to Bioethics

    Blackwell Publishers, 2001
    Fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics.
  • Encyclopedia of health & aging

    Sage Publications, 2007
    Presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. Captures the research in the field in terms of new findings as well as conceptual developments guiding research, practice, and policy, while also covering the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. Focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging.
  • Encyclopedia of governance

    Sage Publications, 2007
    Provides a one-stop point of reference for the diverse and complex topics surrounding governance for the period between the collapse of the post-war consensus and the rise of neoliberal regimes in the 1970s. This comprehensive resource concentrates primarily on topics related to the changing nature and role of the state in recent times and the ways in which these roles have been conceptualized in the areas of political science, public administration, political economy, and sociology.
  • Encyclopedia of anthropology

    Sage Publications, 2005
    Focuses on topics in physical/biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. Special attention is given to hominid evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, cross-cultural studies, social theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.
  • Encyclopedia of applied developmental science

    Sage Publications, 2005
    Encompasses the entire range of concepts and topics involved in the study of applied developmental science. Its contents and levels have broad appeal for those interested in how the application of knowledge about human development can be used to enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
  • 21st century sociology

    Sage Publications, 2011
    Focuses on traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as documenting the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. Addresses various traditional subfields, such as political sociology, educational sociology, rural sociology, criminology, occupational sociology, and minority relations, as well as new, evolving subfields, such as environmental sociology, sociology of sports and leisure, military sociology, medical sociology, the sociology of food and eating, and the sociology of emotions.
  • Encyclopedia of gender and society

    Sage Publications, 2009
    Including contributions by experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world.
  • Encyclopedia of activism and social justice

    Sage Publications, 2007
    Presents the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.
  • The encyclopedia of libertarianism

    Sage Publications, 2008
    A useful compilation of and introduction to libertarian scholarship. An introductory essay offers an extensive historical and thematic overview of key thinkers, events, and publications in the development of libertarian thought.
  • Encyclopedia of Black studies

    Sage Publications, 2004
    A full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent.
  • Encyclopedia of environment and society

    Sage Publications, 2007
    Where does the environment leave off and society begin? When expanding production and consumption drives greenhouse gas emissions that warm the planet, which in turn influence the conditions of economic expansion, it is unclear where the climate ends and the economy begins. This fact is not new to our era, however, our social and natural sciences have only recently come to grips with the incredible complexity of the world described by understanding the environment and society as being of a piece. As a result, in the last decade there has been an unprecedented explosion of new concepts, theories, facts, and techniques that follow from such an understanding.
  • Encyclopedia of law & society

    Sage Publications, 2007
    There are two aspects of scholarship about the legal systems of our day that are especially salient- one being for the first time there is a fair amount of genuine research on legal systems, and two, that this research is increasingly global. As soon as you cross a jurisdictional line, even if it separates countries that are very similar, you enter a different legal system. It cannot be assumed that any particular rule, doctrine, or practice is the same in any two jurisdictions, regardless of how close these jurisdictions are, in terms of history and tradition.
  • Encyclopedia of leadership

    Sage Publications, 2004
    "The editors' eclectic, interdisciplinary, and global approach goes far beyond the usual literature on management to create a broad foundation for this developing field, drawing concepts and examples from religion, philosophy, business, politics, the arts, and other fields. Entries are often accompanied by sidebars with excerpts from primary texts and by pull quotes with stimulating epigrams. Many articles include extended case studies of leaders ranging from Alexander the Great to Louis B. Mayer."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
  • Encyclopedia of multicultural psychology

    Sage Publications, 2006
    The Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is the first authoritative guide to synthesize the dynamic field of multicultural psychology. This volume includes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The Encyclopedia addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology.
  • Encyclopedia of murder & violent crime

    Sage Publications, 2003
    The Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime presents the latest research, insightful commentary, and "true crime" case studies to help in the understanding and deterrence of one of society's gravest problems. Although there is no easy or single answer to the question of why people kill or commit violent crimes, this important new reference work provides a wealth of information to create a background for cogent analysis.
  • Encyclopedia of homelessness

    Sage Publications, 2004
    The first comprehensive resource on this important topic, this set covers the origins of homelessness, current research, and strategies for its prevention. Bibliographies, a directory of street newspapers, a filmography, and more than 20 primary-source documents offering historical and contemporary perspectives are included.

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