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

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

by Stewart R Clegg, Martin Kornberger, Tyrone S. Pitsis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761943897

ISBN-13: 9780761943891

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761943891
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

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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