A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations / Edition 4 available in Paperback
Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks.
The Third Edition of Studying Organizations has been updated in light of the continuing financial and economic crisis. It shows how this grew out of a thirty year experiment in 'new capitalism' and links this to changes in the world of work organizations in terms of growing insecurity, inequality and to shifts in the status of management.
Suitable for students of organizational studies and management, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of organizations.
Visit Chris Grey's accompanying blog and read his comments on current news stories and how they relate to themes in the book.
|Series:||Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books Series|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.07(w) x 7.79(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Chris Grey is Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before that he held Professorships at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge and has been Velux Foundation Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Visiting Professor at the Université Paris-Dauphine, France and a Visiting Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Sweden. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow. For six years he was Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning and is currently an Associate Editor of Organization and a European Co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. Apart from publishing numerous articles in academic journals, he co-edited Rethinking Management Education (Sage, 1996), Essential Readings in Management Learning (Sage, 2004) and Critical Management Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2005), co-authored Making Up Accountants (Gower Ashgate, 1998) and is the author of Decoding Organization. Bletchley Park, Codebreaking and Organization Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He currently has an eclectic mix of research interests, including the organization of intelligence and security agencies, but his real passion is detective novels and he will one day write the definitive contribution to that genre. He was born in Croydon (Britain’s ‘New Manhattan’!) in 1964 and may very well be one of the leading organizational theorists that town has produced.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to MeChapter 1: Bureaucracy and Scientific ManagementChapter 2: Human Relations Theory and People ManagementChapter 3: Organizational Culture and Self-ManagementChapter 4: Post-Bureaucracy and Change ManagementChapter 5: The New Capitalism and the Strange Fates of ManagementConclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?