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

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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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"This collection brings together the thoughts of leading figures from industry, academics, the public sector, professional bodies and the media about trends in global economy int he 21st-century."—Book News
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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, Cary L. Cooper
Section 1: Challenges of the Business Environment
1. Four Great Conflicts of the 21st Century, Bill Starbuck
2. Discretionary Leadership: From Control/Coordination to Value Creation Through Polylogue, Andrew Kakabadse
3. Managers' Lives, Work, and Careers in the 21st Century, Prabhu Guptara
4. Late 20th Century Management, the Business School, and Social Capital, Ken Starkey
Section II: Leadership and Management in the 21st Century: The Academics' View
5. A Next Challenge in Organizational Leadership, Chris Argyris
6. Leadership in the Private Sector: Yesterday Versus Tomorrow, Gary Latham
7. 21st Century Leadership: The God of Small Things, or Putting the 'Ship' Back Into 'Leadership', Keith Grint
8. Leadership in a Non-Linear World, Fred Fielder and Joseph E. Garcia
9. An Agenda for Understanding Individual Leadership in Corporate Leadership Systems, Anne Huff
Section III: Leadership and Management in the 21st Century: The Practitioners' View
10. Leading Cpaital and the Global Economy, Hamish McRae
11. Working On (And On And On...), Howard Davies
12. Managing Performance Through People: The Challenge for Tomorrow's Organization, Geoff Armstrong
13. Managing for Creativity, Michael Bichard
14. Herding Cats or Luxuriating in Talent? Leadership and Management of Universities, David Rhind
15. Management Education and Leadership, Sue Cox and Steve Fox
16. What will tomorrow's organisation/company look like over the next couple of decades?, Val Gooding

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