Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

by Keith Grint
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198775008

ISBN-13: 9780198775003

Pub. Date: 02/26/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198775003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/26/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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

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