Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

Managing and Organizations is a comprehensive, engaging, and accessible textbook that brings the most recent theoretical developments to bear on management practice, while explaining organizational and management issues from a practical standpoint. This text combines insights from organization theory, organizational behavior, and business strategy to offer an easily understood overview of management and organization thought and practice. In a friendly and open style, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger, and Tyrone Pitsis show the major changes that are currently taking place in both research and practice in management and organization studies and offer insights into new directions the field might take. Vignettes from a variety of material, including films, novels, and newspapers illustrate key themes related to contemporary organizations and organization theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761943891
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.

Martin Kornberger received his Ph D form the University of Vienna in 2002. Currently he works as full time Visiting Professor at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. Trained as philosopher, he researches and teaches about practices of organizing, strategizing, accounting, and marketing, and explores how they shape, and are shaped by, the economy and society at large.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: MAKING SENSE OF MANAGEMENT
Making Sense of Management
History, Science, Perspectives
Managing Rationalities
Modernity, Postmodernity, Embeddedness
Managing Realities
Pathologies, New Forms, Dialectics
PART TWO: MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS
Managing Organization Design
Structure - Environment - Fit
Managing Power and Politics in Organizations
Resistance - Empowerment - Ethics
Managing Organizational Behavior
Personalities - Teams - Emotions
Managing Leadership
Motivation, Inspiration, Transformation
Managing Cultures
Values - Practice - Manipulation
Managing Communications
Identity - Sensemaking - Polyphony
PART THREE: MANAGING CHANGE
Managing Knowledge and Learning
Communities, Collaboration, Boundaries
Managing Innovation and Change
Creativity - Chaos - Foolishness
Managing Strategy
Competition - Games - Differences
Managing Globalization
Global Flows - Winners and Losers - Local Specialization

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