Birmingham academic nominated for top literary prize

Franchising: How Both Sides Can Win- Chris Edger cover

A book written by a Birmingham City University academic has been nominated in the national Management Book of the Year competition.

Professor Chris Edger has already beaten off competition from authors such as Alastair Campbell, Mark Payne and Susie Heath to see   make the 2016 shortlist, which has been announced today (Monday 26 October). The competition, organised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in association with the British Library, is now in its sixth year and seeks to award titles that have the potential to transform the effectiveness of working managers or equip students for future management roles.

Featuring case studies from owners and operators of successful franchise systems – including Costa Coffee, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ramada Encore and Spar – Franchising: How Both Sides Can Win melds 15 years of practitioner insight with academic commentary. Along with co-author Andrew Emmerson, the book provides comprehensive advice on how franchisors and franchisees can achieve success in their respective fields.

Chris Edger, Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership, Birmingham City University said that inspiration from the book has come about from a desire to capture the entrepreneurial spirit of the time:

Professor Edger’s book has been shortlisted in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, which focuses on books that inspire innovation, encourage business or product development or support organisational development and adaptability.

During the next stages of judging, five category winners will be chosen, with an overall winner awarded the title of CMI Management Book of the Year. All winners will be announced at an event to be held at the British Library in February next year.

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