Given the wide range of issues that can be subsumed under public policy and business, the Cambridge Series in Business and Public Policy seeks to focus on two central questions. First, how does public policy influence business strategy, operations, organization, and governance, and with what consequences for both business and society? Second, how do businesses themselves influence policy institutions, policy processes, and other policy actors and with what outcomes? The Cambridge Series seeks to publish empirically rich and theoretically rigorous manuscripts whose scope might be national, comparative, or international. The manuscripts might focus on a given issue area (for example, global warming) or compare across issue areas (say, regulatory politics of intellectual property rights and telecommunications).
Our objective is to publish scholarly yet accessible books. Our aim is to appeal to a wide audience located in social science departments(particularly, political science, international relations, geography, economics, and sociology) as well as professional schools, particularly, business schools and public policy schools. This focus is obvious because the emerging field of public policy and business is multi-disciplinary. While the accessibility of the material to multiple audiences will be a crucial dimension on the basis of which books will be considered, the proposed Series does not seek to publish popular or trade books which are devoid of any conceptual structure. Nor does it seek to publish books that
outline a theoretical or normative perspective on public policy and business without an serious empirical evidence to back up their arguments. Books in this Series must make a broader theoretical argument and systemically employ evidence to examine it. Yet, the arguments and material should not be so narrow or discipline-focused that they appeal to a small audience. In sum, this Series aims to play a pioneering role in shaping the emerging field of public policy and business.
Cambridge University Press is one of the leading, if not the leading, social science press. In political science, Cambridge has been ranked as the top press. As with other Cambridge books, the priority is to publish high quality, field shaping manuscripts. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the field of public policy and business, we will ensure
that the books are accessible and appeal to audiences located across disciplines. To reflect the diversity of the field, the editorial board of 10 top scholars (see below) located in a variety of disciplines will assist the Commissioning Editor and myself (as the Series Editor) in evaluating manuscripts. We will be very selective and publish only the very best work in the area of public policy and business.
We will consider high quality manuscripts, edited as well as single or co-authored. The bar is substantially higher for edited manuscripts and we will have to ensure that the chapters correspond to core themes, cohere, and make original contributions.
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