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New! Handbooks of behavioral economics, social & sustainable finance, and entrepreneurship

Published by Mark Bodnar

Need an overview of a research area that provides more breadth and depth than a typical article or website?  That's when a handbook comes in handy... and we've got some great ones for you!

I've mentioned the value of handbooks before (see A companion for your journey into a new research area...), so I'll keep this post short by highlighting a few of the most recent Bus/Econ handbooks added to our collection.

(Note that all of these titles are downloadable ebooks available for all SFU researchers both from home and on campus.) 

Image of the cover of the Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics

​Routledge handbook of behavioral economics

[Part One of this overview volume] looks at the origins and development of behavioral economics and compares and contrasts the work of these scholars who have been so influential in making this area so prominent. Part Two presents applications of behavioural economics including nudging; heuristics; emotions and morality; behavioural political economy, education, and economic innovation.

​Routledge handbook of social and sustainable finance

Image of the cover of the Routledge handbook of social and sustainable finance

This Handbook is divided up into three parts. The first, "The Landscape of Social and Sustainable Finance and Investments", comprises of chapters from a multitude of perspectives in an effort to grasp the entirety of the landscape. The second, "Challenges, Suggestions, Critiques and Debates", focuses on areas ranging from sociological underpinnings to critical takes on markets, and the identification of specialized business models. Amongst ethical considerations, topics include the scaling of impact, an analysis of sustainability as risk prevention and comparative analyses of various methods of justification and measurement. In the third and final section, "Markets and Institutions", contributions range from various perspectives on sustainable banking to environmental marketplaces, and finally on to practical cases and country specific observations.

Image of the cover of the Routledge companion to the makers of modern entrepreneurship​Routledge companion to the makers of modern entrepreneurship

Edited by two of the world’s leading entrepreneurship scholars, this comprehensive volume offers a platform for understanding and future research that is both state-of-the-art and authoritative. It expands on how modern entrepreneurship has developed, with a focus on the key "makers" of the field – including theories, such as social psychology; concepts, such as neuroeconomics; and types, such as political entrepreneurship.

Care to find more such titles? There are several listed in the blog post I mentioned at the start, but you could also search our catalogue for Routledge Handbooks Online or scan the results of this rough search.  

Want to chat about the role of ebooks in your research & teaching?  Send me a note!

-- MarkB
Mark Bodnar
Economics & Business Librarian

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