Major Reference Works

About the Collection

Major Reference Works exhibit in-depth research coverage and comprehensive assessments on inclusive topics and research methodologies. These publications vary in coverage and length and offer a sound and complete reference source for all audiences, making them integral acquisitions for libraries. Handbooks of Research provide concise, focused examinations and are typically 1-3 volumes in length. Contributed to by hundreds of international authors, Encyclopedias consist of 3-10 volumes sets and contain expansive knowledge focused on a particular discipline or topic area. Dictionaries contain cutting-edge terminology and relevant industry terms related to all aspects of information science and technology. Finally, Critical Explorations, covering insight into the latest fundamental concepts, methodologies, technologies, and applications, range from 1-4 volumes in length and include content carefully selected from IGI Global’s most prestigious front list titles.



Major Reference Works Publications:

Handbook of Research on Strategic Innovation Management for Improved Competitive Advantage
George Leal Jamil (InesTec, Portugal), João José Pinto Ferreira (InesTec, Portugal), Maria Manuela Pinto (InesTec, Portugal), Cláudio Roberto Magalhães Pessoa (Universidade Fumec, Brazil), Alexandra Xavier (InesTec, Portugal)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 800 pages. $465.00
Innovation is a vital process for any business to remain competitive in this age. This progress must be coherently and optimally managed, allowing for successful imp...
Handbook of Research on Intrapreneurship and Organizational Sustainability in SMEs
Rafael Perez-Uribe (Universidad EAN, Colombia), Carlos Salcedo-Perez (Universidad EAN, Colombia), David Ocampo-Guzman (Universidad EAN, Colombia)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 472 pages. $295.00
Smaller companies are abundant in the business realm and outnumber large companies by a wide margin. Understanding the inner workings of small businesses offers bene...
Global Business Expansion: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,650.00
As businesses seek to compete on a global stage, they must be constantly aware of pressures from all levels: regional, local, and worldwide. The organizations that c...
Wearable Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 2000 pages. $2,450.00
Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovatio...
Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 750 pages. $495.00
The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world’s ecosystems, it becomes imperati...
Nursing Education, Administration, and Informatics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: April 2018. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $425.00
As information systems become ever more pervasive in an increasing number of fields and professions, nurses in healthcare and medicine must take into consideration n...
Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care
Barre Vijaya Prasad (Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India), Shamsi Akbar (King George Medical University – Lucknow, India)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 535 pages. $185.00
Mental and physical disorders are common in old age but frequently remain undetected and untreated. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms of these disorders is...
Handbook of Research on Power and Energy System Optimization
Pawan Kumar (Thapar University, India), Surjit Singh (National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India), Ikbal Ali (Jamia Millia Islamia, India), Taha Selim Ustun (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $325.00
In recent years, the development of advanced structures for providing sustainable energy has been a topic at the forefront of public and political conversation. Many...
Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs
Tynisha D. Meidl (St. Norbert College, USA), Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell (Louisiana State University, USA)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 500 pages. $275.00
Teacher education programs serve traditional and non-traditional students and develop teachers to enter a range of teaching environments. Approaching teacher educati...
Handbook of Research on Social Marketing and Its Influence on Animal Origin Food Product Consumption
Diana Bogueva (Curtin University, Australia), Dora Marinova (Curtin University, Australia), Talia Raphaely (Curtin University, Australia)
Release Date: March 2018. Copyright © 2018. 400 pages. $325.00
As marketing professionals look for more effective ways to promote their goods and services to customers, a thorough understanding of customer needs and the ability...