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Advancement in Organizational Behaviour: Essays in Honour of Derek S. Pugh

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As an alternative to the traditional gold watch or party, Clark (U. of London) leads 22 colleagues in lauding Pugh (Open U.) upon his retirement from a field which he helped birth. Better known as organizational psychology in the US, organizational behavior (OB) here encompasses: the changing nature of organizations (and the transformation of careers); management worldwide (here in East Germany, Russia, and the Pacific Rim); the future of management research (e.g. from a universalist to a polycentric approach); and naturally, the publications and "the ivory tower in a basement" legacy of Pugh (with one essay entitled "Never Mind Structure<-->What about Climate?"). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855217966
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1 Derek Pugh: his Contributions to the Advancement of Organizational Behaviour 1
2 The Ivory Tower in a Basement: Reminiscences of Aston 11
3 Derek Pugh: Scientific Revolutionary in Organization Studies 23
4 From the Aston Programme to Strategic Choice: a Journey from Concepts to Theory 45
5 The Aston Studies and Design Causality 73
6 Never Mind Structure - What About Climate? 89
7 Structural Change and the Role of Taxonomies 107
8 The 'Why?' and 'How?' of Organization Design 125
9 The Coevolution of Contexts and Structures: the N-Form 145
10 Organization Structure and the Transformation of Careers 165
11 Rethinking Organizations 187
12 Linking Structure to Culture 199
13 Bureaucracy in Socialist Economic Organization and Management: the East German Experience 219
14 Children of the System: Management in Russia 241
15 The Emergence of Ethnic Chinese Business Groups in Pacific Asia 259
16 The Double Hurdles for Management Research 277
17 The Time Dimension in Organizational Research 297
18 Distrust in Dependence: the Ancient Challenge of Superior-Subordinate Relations 313
19 From a Universalist to a Polycentric Approach in Organizational Research 337
Publications of Derek S. Pugh 355
Index 361
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