Emerald was established in 1967 by a group of senior academics who formed MCB University Press, an alternative publishing house that focused on niche management disciplines including strategy, change management, and international marketing. In 2001 MCB University Press adopted the name Emerald. Today, Emerald is a leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in the fields of management and library services. As an internationally-recognized publisher, Emerald is committed to offering high quality, valuable products while honoring our pledge to contributors of enabling the widest possible dissemination of their work through traditional (via subscription) and non-traditional (via partnership) distribution models. In selecting titles and topics for publication and inclusion in its publications and databases, Emerald successfully spans two worlds - the academic world of debate and theory, and the practitioner world of action, decision and practicality. Emerald strives to be the publisher of choice for academics, researchers and professionals in the fields of management and information science. You can read more about Emerald at www.emeraldinsight.com.
Insights is a global learning and development organization working in partnership with some of the most successful companies in the world. We provide a wide range of tools and services which act as a catalyst to help our customers achieve transformation at the individual, team and organizational level. At the heart of our work is the Insights Discovery model, a system which has impacted on thousands of lives - and companies - across the globe. Based in Dundee, , the organization - founded in 1988 by father and son team, Andi and Andy Lothian - enjoys a presence in over 30 countries and boasts a suite of materials available in over 25 languages. Our offering includes personality profiles, competency diagnostics, e-learning programs and facilitator-led learning. We provide expert advice on a range of people development issues including personal effectiveness, team dynamics, culture analysis and transformational leadership. Using color as the common language for self-understanding, effective interaction and organizational growth, the Insights Discovery System is the unique thread running through our entire portfolio. Read more about Insights on www.insights.com.
Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI represents more than 10,000 international and chapter members throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries. ISPI's mission is to develop and recognize the proficiency of our members and advocate the use of Human Performance Technology. Assembling an Annual Conference & Expo and other educational events like the Institute, publishing books and periodicals, and supporting research are some of the ways ISPI works toward achieving this mission. To learn more see www.ispi.org
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD's 70,000 members and associates come from more than 100 countries and thousands of organizations--multinational corporations, medium-sized and small businesses, government, academia, consulting firms, and product and service suppliers. ASTD marks its beginning in 1944 when the organization held its first annual conference. In recent years, ASTD has widened the industry's focus to connect learning and performance to measurable results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. To learn more please visit www.astd.org.