Leadership and Management in the 21st Century: Business Challenges of the Future

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Overview

Business has changed dramatically over the last two decades: Globalization, cross-national strategic alliances and mergers, privatizations, outsourcing, information technology innovations, and the increasing short term contract culture have all influenced this. In turn, the role of managers has had to adapt and change. The organizations they work in have changed in size and organizational structure. Their management style has had to adapt, as the workforce they manage has become more dispersed and come to live in a state of permanent job insecurity. Moreover, the demands placed on managers by change seem a prerequisite, as business continues to develop as rapidly as ever.
This volume brings together the thoughts of leading figures from industry, academia, the public sector, professional bodies, and the media, to reflect on what the twenty-first century may mean for businesses and their leaders. The contributors examine what trends the mark the global economy in the twenty-first century, how this will affect businesses, and what will be required in terms of leadership and management to manage effectively? In doing so they cover such topics as leadership, corporate culture, organizational structures, innovation, working life, and management education and the business school.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199263363
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School and Pro Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University, and formerly Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations) of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He is the author of over 100 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Challenges of the business environment 19
1 Four great conflicts of the twenty-first century 21
2 Discretionary leadership : from control/co-ordination to value creation co-creation through polylogue 57
3 Managers' lives, work, and careers in the twenty-first century 107
4 Late twentheith-century management, the business school, and social capital 139
Pt. II The academics' view 161
5 A next challenge in organizational leadership 163
6 Leadership in a non-linear world 185
7 Leadership in the private sector : yesterday versus tomorrow 204
8 Twenty-first century leadership - the god of small things, or putting the 'ship' back into 'leadership' 229
9 An agenda for understanding individual leadership in corporate leadership systems 248
Pt. III The practitioners' view 271
10 Leading human capital and the global economy 273
11 The twenty-first century manager book : working on (and on and on...) 278
12 Managing performance through people - the challenge for tomorrow's organization 285
13 Managing for creativity 299
14 Herding cats or luxuriating in talent? : leadership and management of universities 305
15 Management education and leadership 334
16 What will tomorrow's organisation/company look like over the next couple of decades? 344
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