Dr Kumra shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Dr Savita Kumra’s book Managing Equality and Diversity: Theory and Practice, co-authored with Dr Simonetta Manfredi, has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year, in the category of Management and Leadership Textbook. The award is given to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will most effectively support a course of study on a management and leadership topic.

Dr Savita Kumra (BA (Hons.), MSc (Econ.), PhD, CIPD) is a Senior Lecturer at Brunel Business School.

This year saw 137 entries across five categories of: Practical Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The New Manager, The Commuter’s Read and Management and Leadership Textbook. 

This year’s books reflect the national focus on how best to stimulate growth during difficult times, with a focus on practical skills and innovation.  With workforce morale at a low ebb, other books explore the need to engage and communicate better, with values-drivers and integrity as key themes.  As well as seeking to understand people better, other authors are turning to a more scientific approach and highlighting the importance of developing robust models for decision-making and the need to apply techniques more systematically.

The shortlisted entries will now undergo an intense review process by leading business figures and experts in the field. A full list of judges is available at www.managementbookoftheyear.org.uk.

The category and overall winners will be unveiled at the British Library Conference Centre on 28 January 2013. We have our fingers crossed for Dr Kumra!

The competition is sponsored by Henley Business School, in association with the British Library.

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