Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work / Edition 1

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Offering a bridge between the esoteric world of theory and the practical world of management, Keith Grint here explores current theories such as Fuzzy Logic, Actor-network Theory, Chaos Theory, and Constructivism, through the discussion of some everyday management issues such as Strategic Decision Making, Appraisals, Negotiation, Leadership, Culture, and Motivation. Crisp and concise, this book is a useful guide to all those concerned with the relationship between management theory and practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198774990
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Templeton College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Introduction: 'So What?' 1
1 Fuzzy Logic: Managing in an Occluded World 9
2 Managing Fashions: A Eulogy for Flared Trousers 31
3 Chaos, Culture, and Evolution: The Configuration of Organization 59
4 Managing Change Through Commitment: Autistic, New Model, or Pandorian Organization? 85
5 Deep Leadership: In Theory 115
6 Mismanaging Risk: The Madness of Cows 147
7 Negotiating: Groundhog Ground Rules 177
References 207
Index 219
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