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Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

Management, Organizations and Society represents innovative work grounded in new realities; addressing issues crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world. This is the world of organized societies, where boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, local and global organizations have been displaced or vanished along with other nineteenth century dichotomies and oppositions. Management, apart from becoming a specialised profession for a growing number of people, is an everyday activity for most members of modern societies. Management, Organizations and Society will address these contemporary dynamics of transformation in a manner that transcends disciplinary boundaries, with work which will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners alike.

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1-10 of 40 results in Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
  1. The Poetic Logic of Administration

    Styles and Changes of Style in the Art of Organizing

    By Kaj Skoldberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    The Poetic Logic of Administration is an investigation of the most important organizational forms of our time, theoretically as well as practically. Central to the presentation are four main trends: the rational bureaucracy, the human network, the harmonious system and the strong culture.The book...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Organizations and the Media

    Organizing in a Mediatized World

    Edited by Josef Pallas, Lars Strannegård, Stefan Jonsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    The relationship between media and the organizations they cover has changed dramatically in the last few decades, which have witnessed a huge expansion of news coverage focusing on different types of organizations and their activities. In parallel, organizations have dramatically increased their...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sexual Orientation at Work

    Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

    Edited by Fiona Colgan, Nick Rumens

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives brings together contemporary international research on sexual orientation and draws out its implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and heterosexual employees and managers. It provides new empirical and theoretical...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Management and Neoliberalism

    Connecting Policies and Practices

    By Alexander Styhre

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    After the financial collapse of 2008 and the bailing out of banks in the US and the UK, the long-term viability of the neoliberal doctrine has come under new scrutiny. The elimination of regulatory control, the financialization of the economy including the growth of increasingly complex financial...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Liquid Organization

    Zygmunt Bauman and Organization Theory

    Edited by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz, Monika Kostera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Widely known as a leading intellectual, Zygmunt Bauman’s thinking is often categorized as sociology or philosophy. But his work has been hugely influential in other fields as well, not least within organization studies. From increasing management control and growing standardization of work...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work

    Edited by Bas A.S. Koene, Nathalie Galais, Christina Garsten

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Over the past two decades the use of flexible employment relations has increased in most developed countries. The growth of temporary agency work constitutes a significant component of this development. Organizations are now facing the challenges of managing a ‘blended workforce’, i.e. a workforce...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gossip and Organizations

    By Kathryn Waddington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Managerial Cultures

    A Comparative Historical Analysis

    By David Hanson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    How did the conduct of business come to be so different in different countries? Why are some less developed countries in the process of rapid industrialization while so many others remain poor? Analysts often point to national differences in the cultures of business to explain these patterns. What...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Text/Work

    Representing Organization and Organizing Representation

    Edited by Stephen Linstead

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    The concepts of social sciences, social action and organizations as texts, are no longer unfamiliar ones. The use of language in social analysis has made researchers acutely aware of the importance of language use, not only to contain and express experience but also to create second order accounts...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Boundary-Spanning in Organizations

    Network, Influence and Conflict

    Edited by Janice Langan Fox, Cary Cooper

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    In more recent times, the essence of the gatekeeper's role has moved to the 'boundary spanner' - a systems thinker who understands the specific needs and interests of the organization and whose greatest asset is their ability to move across and through the formal and informal features of the modern...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Untold Stories in Organizations
    Edited by Michal Izak, Linda Hitchin, David Anderson
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  2. Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing the Dream
    By Hazel Conley, Margaret Page
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  3. Pierre Bourdieu, Organization, and Management
    Edited by Ahu Tatli, Mustafa Ozbilgin, Mine Karatas-Ozkan
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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