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OUBS Academics shortlisted for Management Book of the Year

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A Better Way of Doing Business? Lessons from the John Lewis Partnership by Emeritus Professor Graeme Salaman and Professor John Storey has been shortlisted for this year’s Management Book of the Year prize, announced by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.

The 25-strong shortlist for the overall £5,000 prize - sponsored by Henley Business School reflects and offers guidance on the challenges professional leaders face in managing multi-generational workforces increasingly shaped by technology and engaged through ethics.

A Better Way of Doing Business? Lessons from the John Lewis Partnership, published by Oxford University Press, has been shortlisted in the Management Futures category.

We are delighted that the importance of finding alternatives to the accident-prone character of the dominant shareholder-value approach to managing organizations has been highlighted by this shortlisting by the Chartered Management Institute – and that the basis for such an alternative has been identified.

John Storey
Professor of Human Resource Management, The Open University Business School

The most important lesson from our study of the John Lewis Partnership is a simple one, as has been stated before: ‘We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics’. Our study of the Partnership over a twenty five year period shows that, beyond doubt, that there are viable alternatives.

Graeme Salaman
Emeritus Professor of Organisational Studies, The Open University Business School

The competition has been split in to five categories: Management Futures; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Practical Manager; Commuter’s Read; and Management and Leadership Textbook. The winner of each category, as well as the overall winner will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library on 6 February 2018 – with the winning author taking home a £5,000 prize.

Thousands of books on how to become a better manager and leader are published every year. Our shortlist directs everyone in the profession to those books that will make a definite difference to how they think and act as true management and leadership professionals. For those passionate about their career, the progressive and practical lessons within these books are essential reads.

Petra Wilton
CMI’s Director of Strategy

A full list of the shortlisted books and more details on the expert judging panel are available via the competition website.

The British Library is honoured and thrilled to be hosting the CMI Management Book of the Year awards again. Not only are we the UK’s national research Library with a world-class collection of management studies resource, but also we have a long and successful relationship with CMI and are delighted to be supporting them in their mission to develop management and leadership.

Phil Spence
Chief Operating Officer at the British Library and Companion of the CMI

Follow the hashtag #ManagementGold on Twitter to get tips, advice and information on the books in this year’s competition.