A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations (Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books 3rd Revised edit
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Relevant across a range of management courses, the Third Edition of A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Organizations offers students a lively, focused and challenging discussion of classical and current ideas about organizations and their management. This new edition looks has been updated in light of the financial crisis and shows how the resulting sovereign debt crisis has led to job cuts, more insecure employment and a move back to more traditional management techniques. Containing a new foreword, the third edition also covers issues such as new forms of control, identity regulation and ethics. Chris Grey shies away from the sterility of conventional textbooks, offering students an accessible and palatable overview of the field of organization studies that questions and challenges the traditional literature.
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 Universite 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 agen-cies, 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.
Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me Chapter 1: Bureaucracy and Scientific Management Chapter 2: Human Relations Theory and People Management Chapter 3: Organizational Culture and Self-Management Chapter 4: Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management Chapter 5: The New Capitalism and the Strange Fates of Management Conclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?
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