Reading List

The reading list below relates to the academic year 2013/14. For students intending to join the MBA programme in 2014/15, please contact the MBA office for further information if you are intending to purchase books.
Please note that the School provides the purchase of the first 4 core modules as part of the student’s tuition fees. Please contact the MBA office for further information.



    MB5522 Operations Management

    Essential Reading

    • Hill, A & Hill, T (2011), Essential Operations Management, Palgrave.

      Recommended Reading

    • Slack, N., Chambers, S. and Johnston, R. (2010), Operations Management, (6th Ed.), FT Prentice Hall
    • Slack N and Lewis M (2010), Operations Strategy, FT Prentice Hall.

    MB5523 Corporate Business and Finance

    Essential Reading

    • Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (latest edition) Accounting and Finance for Non Specialists, Harlow: Pearson Education.

    Recommended Reading

    • Arnold, G. (Latest edition) Corporate Financial Management, Harlow, Pearson Education.
    • Arnold, J. and Turley, S. (latest edition) Accounting for Management Decisions, Harlow: Pearson Education.
    • Atkinson, A., Kaplan, R. S., Matsumura, E. M. and Young, S. M. (latest edition)
      Management Accounting: Information for Decision-Making and Strategy Execution, Harlow:
      Pearson Education.
    • Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (latest edition) Management Accounting for Decision Makers with MyAccountingLab access card, Harlow: Pearson Education.
    • Berry, A. and Jarvis, R. (latest edition) Accounting in a Business Context, Andover: CENGAGE Learning.
    • Collis, J., Holt, A. and Hussey, R. (latest edition) Business Accounting, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Drury C. (latest edition) Management and Cost Accounting, Andover: CENGAGE Learning.
    • Glautier, M.W.E. and Underdown, B. (latest edition) Accounting Theory and Practice, Harlow: Pearson Education.
    • Hilton, R., Maher, M. and Selto, F. (latest edition) Cost Management: Strategies for Business Decisions, London: McGraw-Hill.
    • Pike, R. and Neal, B. (latest edition) Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions and Strategies, Harlow: Pearson Education.
    • Robertson, J. and Mills, R.W. (latest edition) Accounting Principles for Non-Accounting Students, Lechlade: Mars Business Associates
    • Watson, D. and Head, A. (Latest edition) Corporate Finance Principles and Practice, Harlow, Pearson education.

    MB5524 Strategic Marketing Management

    Essential Reading

    • Kotler, P., Armstrong, G., Wong, V. and Saunders, J. (2013), Principles of Marketing 6th European edn., Prentice Hall.

    Recommended Reading

    • Fahey,J. and Jobber,D.(2012). Foundations of Marketing 4th edn, McGraw Hill Higher Education
    • Ranchhod, A. and Gurau, C. (2007). Marketing Strategies: A Contemporary Approach 2nd edn, FT Prentice Hall

    MB5525 Corporate and Competitive Strategy

    Essential Reading

    • Pitt, M. and Koufopoulos, D. (2012), Essentials of Strategic Management, Sage Publications, ISBN: 9781849201872.

    Recommended Reading

    (a) Textbooks

    • De Wit, B., & Meyer, R. (2010). Strategy: Process, Content, Context (Thomson, Ed. 4)
    • Grant, R. (2010). Contemporary Strategy Analysis, (Blackwell, Ed. 7).
    • Johnson, G., Scholes, K. and Whittington, R. (2008). Exploring Corporate Strategy, (FT Prentice-Hall, Ed. 8).

    (b) Relevant monographs and selected readings in strategic management

    • Baden-Fuller, C. and Stopford, J.(1992). Rejuvenating the Mature Business (Routledge)
    • Campbell, A., and Sommers Luchs, K. (1997). Core Competency-based Strategy (Thomson)
    • Dixit, A., and Nalebuff, B. (1991). Thinking Strategically (Norton).
    • Foss, N. (1997). Resources, Firms and Strategies (Oxford University Press).
    • Goold, M., Campbell, A. and Alexander, M. (1994). Corporate Strategy (John Wiley).
    • Hamel, G. and Heene, A. (1994). Competence-Based Competition, Wiley.
    • Hendry, J. (2004). Between Enterprise and Ethics: Business and Management in a Bimoral Society (Oxford Univ. Press).
    • Kay, J. (1995). Foundations of Corporate Success (Oxford Univ. Press).
    • Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand, B. and Lampel, J. (1998). Strategy Safari (Prentice-Hall).
    • Nonaka, I., and Takeuchi, H.(1995). The Knowledge-Creating Company (Oxford Univ. Press).
    • Porter, M. (1980). Competitive Strategy (Free Press).
    • Porter, M. (1985). Competitive Advantage (Free Press).
    • Quinn, J.B. (1980). Strategies for Change: Logical Incrementalism, (McGraw-Hill).
    • Sutherland, J. and Canwell, D. (2004) Key Concepts in Strategic Management (Palgrave Macmillan).
    • Whittington, R. (2000) What is Strategy and Does it Matter? (Thomson Learning).
    • Volberda, H. and Elfring T. (2001) Rethinking Strategy (Sage).

    MB5526 Managing for the Future

    Essential Reading

    • Taleb, N. N. (2007). The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, Allen Lane
      ISBN - 978-0141034591

    Recommended Reading

    • Anderson, C. (2006), The Long Tail: How Endless Choice Is Creating Unlimited Demand, Random House
    • Benkler, Y. (2006), The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom, Yale University Press
    • Friedman, T. (2006), The World Is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century, Penguin
    • Gladwell, M. (2002), The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,Abacus
    • Kelly, E. (2005), Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World, Prentice Hall
    • Ringland, G. (1997), Scenario Planning: Managing for the Future, Wiley
    • Schwartz, P. (2003), Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence. Free Press
    • Van der Heijden, K. (1996). Scenarios: the Art of Strategic Conversation, Wiley
    • Anonymous Author (c.13000-10,000 BC) The Epic of Gilgamesh, (also called 'Sha naqba Imuru' trans. 'He who Saw the Deep', especially Tablet XI 'The Flood').
      Web link
    • Thompson, M. (2008), Organising and Disorganising. Triarchy Press.
      Web link

    MB5527 Leading People and Organisations

    Essential Reading

    • Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2010), Organizational Behaviour, New Edition (7th Revised edition) - Pearson Education

    Recommended Reading

    • Redman T, Wilkinson T, (2005), Contemporary Human Resource Management, Text and Cases, FT/Prentice Hall
    • Anderson, N., Ones D.N.,Sinangil, H.K., Viswesvaran, C. (2001), Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology. SAGE
    • Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2008), Cite them right: the essential guide to referencing and plagiarism.
      Newcastle upon Tyne: Pear Tree Books.
      Web link 1 & Web link 2

    MB5528 International Business

    Essential Reading

    • Deresky, Helen. (2014). (8th ed.). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures.
      Pearson. ISBN: 10 0-273-78705-5. Henceforth Deresky.
    • Rugman, A.M. & Collinson, S (2012) (6th Edn). International Business, FT/Prentice Hall.
    • Bartlett Christopher A. and Beamish, Paul (2011). (6th ed.). Transnational Management: Texts, Cases, and Readings in Cross-Border Management.
      McGraw-Hill Higher Education.ISBN -0-07-813711-2. Henceforth Bartlett.
    • Dunning, John and Lundan, Sarianna (2008). Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, Edward Elgar Publishing.
      ISBN: 1847201229. Henceforth Mnege.
    • Rugman, Alan (ed.). (2009), (2nd. Edn). The Oxford Handbook of International Business. Oxford University Press.
      ISBN: 978-0-19-923425-7. Henceforth Handbook.

    Recommended Reading

    • Ashkanasy, Neal M, Wilderom, Celeste.P.M, and Peterson, Mark F (eds.) (2000), Handbook of Organizational Culture & climate. Sage Publications.
    • Buckley, P.J. & Gauri, P.N. (eds) (1999), The Internationalization of the Firm. A Reader, Thompson Publishing.
    • Caves, Richard E. (2007). (3rd edn.). Multinational Enterprises and Economic Analysis (Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature).
      Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 052167753X.
    • Cleary Patrick J. (2000). The Negotiation Handbook. M.E.Sharpe.
    • Crane, Andrew et. al. (2008). The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford University Press.
    • Crane, A. and Matten, D. 2006. (2nd edn.). Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization.
      Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0199284997.
    • De George, R. (1993), Competing with Integrity in International Business, Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN: 0195082257.
    • Fisher, Roger and Ury, William. (2nd edn. 2008). Getting to Yes. Penguin. ISBN 978-0140157352.
    • Havila,V.,Forsgren, M and Hakanson, H. (eds., 2002). Critical Perspective on Internationalisation, New York: Pergamon.
    • Hill, Charles (2008) (7th edn.). International Business. McGraw Hill Higher Education. ISBN: 0071287981.
    • Hitt, M.A., Ireland, R.D. & Hoskisson, R.E. (2008), Strategic Management. Competitiveness and Globalization: Concepts and Cases.
      South Western Educational Publishing. ISBN: 0324655592.
    • Hofstede, Geert. (2002). Exploring Cultures: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures. Intercultural Press. ISBN 1877864900.
    • Hofstede, Geert. 2004. (2nd edn.). Cultures and Organisations : Software for the Mind. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0071439595.
    • Hooley, Graham, Loveridge, R, and Wilson David (eds), Internationalization Process, Context and Markets, Macmillan.
    • House, R., Javidan, M., Hanges, P., and Dorfman, P. (2004). Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Sage Publications.
    • Ietto-Gillies, G. (2005). Transnational Corporation and International Production: concepts, Theories and Effects. Northampton: Edward Elgar.
    • Johnson, G. & Scholes, K. (2007), Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text and Cases, Financial Times/Prentice Hall.
    • Lange, H., Lohr, A. & Steinmann, H. (eds) (1997), Working Across Cultures: Ethical Perspectives for Intercultural Management (Issues in Business Ethics). Kulwer Academic Publishers.
    • McEwan, T. (2001), Managing Values and Beliefs in Organisations, Financial Times/Prentice Hall.
    • McFarlin, D.B. & Sweeney, P.D. (2005), International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges, 3rd edn., Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0618519831.
    • Nolan, P. (2001), China and the Global Business Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Pettigrew, A. et al (eds) (2006), Handbook of Strategy and Management, Sage Publications. ISBN:141292121.
    • Pitelis, C. and Sugden, R. (2000), The Nature of the Transnational Firm, Routledge. ISBN: 0415167876.
    • Rugman, A.M. & Collinson, S. (2009) (5th Edn), International Business, FT/Prentice Hall.
    • Thomas, D.C, (2005), Essentials of International Management and Reading and Cases in International Management. Sage Publications.
      ISBN: 1412940052.
    • Stahl, Gunter K and Ingmar, Bjorkman, (eds.), (2006). Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Edward Elgar.
    • Thomas, D.C, (2008), Cross-cultural Management: Essential Concepts. Sage Publications. ISBN: 1412939569.
    • Trevino, L.K. (2008), Managing Business Ethics: with Managing Mistakes, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0470343397.
    • Van Tulder, R. and van der Zwart, A. (2005), International Business - Society Management: Linking corporate responsibility and globalization,
      Routledge. ISBN: 0415342406.
    • UNCTAD (2010). World Investment Report. (check website for previous years reports as well).
    • Yip, G. (2003), Total Global Strategy, Prentice Hall.

    MB5530 Information Systems in Organisations

    Essential Reading

    • Piccoli G. (2012), Essentials of Information Systems for Managers, Wiley.

    Recommended Reading

    • Picolli, G. (2008), Information Systems for Managers, Wiley.
    • Pearlson, K.E. and Saunders, C.S. (2006), Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 3rd edn, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

    MB5532 Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare

    Essential Reading

    • Parkin, P. (2009), Managing Change in Healthcare. London: Sage Publications.
    • Walshe K. and Smith, J. (eds.), (2011), Healthcare Management. 2nd ed. Maidenhead: Open University

    Recommended Reading

    • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, (2010), Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF) 3rd Ed. Coventry: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, University of Warwick.
    • Avery, G. (2004), Understanding Leadership. London: Sage Pubs
    • Buchanan, D., Fitzgerald, L., Ketley, D., Gollop, R., Jones, J.L., Lamont, S.S., Neath, A. and Whitby, E. (2005), No going back: A review of the literature on sustaining organizational change,
      International Journal of Management Reviews, 7, (3), 189-205.
    • Dickinson H. and Ham, C. (2008), Engaging Doctors in Leadership: Review of the Literature, Birmingham: University of Birmingham/Academy of Medical Royal Colleges/NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
    • Edgell, S. (2012), The Sociology of Work, 2nd Ed. London: Sage Publications
    • Field, S. (2011), NHS Future Forum: Summary Report on proposed changes to the NHS. London: Future Forum.
    • Bruce, R. and Wyman, S. (1998), Changing Organizations: Practicing Action Training and Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
    • Dawson, P. (2003), Understanding Organizational Change. London: Sage Publications.
    • Department of Health, (2010), Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, (Cm 7881),London: The Stationery Office.
    • Fitzgerald. L., Lilley, C., Ferlie, E., Addicott, R., McGivern, G. and Buchnan, D. (2006), Managing change and role enactment in the professionalized organization, London: NCCSDO.
    • Gill, R. (2011), Theory and Practice of Leadership, 2nd Ed. London: Sage Publications.
    • Grey, C. (2005), A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying organizations. London: Sage Publications.
    • Gopee, N. and Galloway, J. (2009), Leadership and Management in Healthcare, London: Sage Publishers.
    • Iles, V. (2005), Really Managing Health Care (2nd Ed). Maidenhead: Open University Press.
    • Kings Fund, The. (2011), The Future of Leadership and Management in the NHS: No More Heroes.London: Kings Fund.
    • Lewin, K. (1997), Resolving Social Conflicts & Field Theory in Social Science. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Mannion, R., Davies, H. and Marshall, M. (2005), Cultures for performance in health care. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
    • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement/Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, (2010), Medical Leadership Competency Framework, 3rd Ed, Coventry: NHSIII
    • NICE, (2007), How to Change Practice: understand, identify and overcome barriers to change. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
    • Orgland, M. (1997), Initiating, Managing and Sustaining Strategic Change - Learning from the Best, Basingstoke: Macmillan Business.
    • Paton, R and McCalman, J. (2008), Change management: A Guide to Effective Implementation, 3rd Ed. London: Sage Pubs.
    • Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2008), Cite them right: the essential guide to referencing and plagiarism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Pear Tree Books.
      Web link 1 & Web link 2

    MB5534 Airline Management, Economics and Ethics

    Essential Reading

    • Dempsey, P.S. and Gesell, L.E. (2006). Airline Management: Strategies for the 21st Century, (2nd Edition), Coast Aire Publications.

    Recommended Reading

    • Doganis, R. (1992). The Airport Business, Routledge.
    • Doganis, R. (2002). Flying Off Course: The Economics of International Airlines, (3rd Edition), Routledge.
    • Holloway, S. (2003). Straight and Level: Practical Airline Economics, (2nd Edition), Ashgate.
    • Shaw, S. (2007). Airline Marketing and Management, Ashgate Publishing.
    • Yilmaz, A.K. (2008). Airport Enterprise Risk Management Model- A Study on Business Management and Airline Management, V.D.M Verlag.
    • O'Connor, W. (2001). An Introduction to Airline Economics, (6th Edition), Praeger Publishers.
    • Alan Stolzer, Carl Halford, and John Goglia, (2008),Safety Management Systems in Aviation
    • Holloway, S. (2008), Straight and level: practical airline economics, (3rd Edition), Ashgate.

    MB5535 Airport Operations Management

    Essential Reading

    • Wells, A.T. and Young, S. (2011). Airport Planning & Management, McGraw Hill.
    • Doganis, R. (1992). The Airport Business, Routledge

    Recommended Reading

    • Ashford, N., Stanton H.P., and Moore, C. (1999). Airport Operations, (2nd Edition), McGraw-Hill
    • Graham, A. (2008). Managing Airports: An International Perspective, Routledge
    • Kazda, A. and Caves, R.E. (2000). Airport Design and Operations, (1st Edition), Pergamon
    • Wells, A. (2000). Airport Planning and Management, (4th Edition), McGraw-Hill.
    • Yilmaz, A.K. (2008). Airport Enterprise Risk Management Model- A Study on Business Management and Airline Management, V.D.M Verlag.
    • Airports Council International. Airport World: The Magazine of the Airports Council International, Insight Media Limited,London
    • De Neufvill, R., and Odoni, A (2002). Airport Systems: Planning, Design and Management, McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering Series.

    MB5537 Business Project and Professional Development

    Essential Reading

    • Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (latest edition) Business Research: A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

    Recommended Reading

    • Alasuutari, P., Brickman L., and Brannen J. (2008) The Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, London: SAGE
    • Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (latest edition) Business Research Methods, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Bryman, A. and Burgess, R. G. (eds) (latest edition) Analyzing qualitative data, London: Routledge.
    • Cameron, S. (latest edition) The MBA Handbook: Skills for Mastering Management. Harlow: FT/Prentice Hall.
    • Dainty, P., and Anderson, M. (latest edition) The MBA Companion, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (latest edition) Management Research: An Introduction, London: SAGE.
    • Field, A. (latest edition) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows, London: Sage.
    • Fowler, F., (2009), Survey Research Methods, 4th edition, Sage Publications
    • Hardy, M., A. and Bryman, A. (latest edition) Handbook of Data Analysis, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • Hart, C. (1999) Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination, London: SAGE.
    • Jankowicz, A. D. (latest edition) Business Research Projects for Students, London: Thomson.
    • Meloy, J. (2001) Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Association
    • Miles, M. B. and Huberman, M. (latest edition) Qualitative data analysis: An expanded Sourcebook, London: SAGE.
    • O'Leary Z. (2005) Researching Real-World Problems, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Pallant, J. (latest edition) SPSS Survival Manual, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
    • Pears, R.A. and Shields, G. (latest edition) Cite them right - The essential referencing guide, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Plantanida, M. and Garman, N. (1999) The Qualitative Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • Ridley, D. (2008) The Literature Review, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • Riley, M., Wood, R., Clark, M., Wilkie, E. and Szivas, E. (2000), Researching and Writing Dissertations in Business and Management, London: Thomson.
    • Salkind, N. J. (latest edition) Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics, Thousand Oaks, CA:SAGE.
    • Sapsford, R. and Jupp, V. (latest edition) Data Collection and Analysis, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
    • Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (latest edition) Research Methods for Business Students, Harlow: FT/Prentice Hall.
    • White, B. (2002), Writing your MBA Dissertation, Andover: Cengage.
    • White B. (2003), Dissertation Skills: For Business and Management Students, Andover: Cengage.
    • Yin, R. K. (latest edition) Case Study Research: Design and Methods, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    MB5601 Business Economics

    Essential Reading

    • Paul Keat, Philip K. Young,Managerial Economics, 6th Edition, by Prentice Hall (ME)
    • By Gary Koop An Introduction to Econometrics: Wiley (GK)
    • See also: Managerial Economics, Applications, Strategy and Tactics, 12th Edition. McGuigan, Moyer and Harris, Thompson, Southwestern Press.

    Recommended Reading

    • Computational Economics
    • International Journal of Economics and Management Sciences
    • Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
    • Managerial and Decision Economics
    • Applied Economics

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