About this series
Over the last decade we have seen an extraordinary focus on the short term, including an almost exclusive interest in the shareholder value of a company. As a consequence, the shareholdership of a company changed in nature, and so did management. But with this perspective we are unable to address the real issues of economic development over a somewhat longer horizon or pay attention to the sustainability of this development. Companies are challenged with these problems today, and so is the world economy. The Palgrave Macmillan Diversity, Leadership and Responsibility Series seeks to publish cutting edge ideas, approaches and practices that contribute to a more responsible and human-oriented view on management development a key success factor for the decade to come. The aim of this series is to enrich our understanding of management in diversity, building on a holistic concept of business, being relevant for both academia and business practice.