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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 38 results in Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Organizing through Empathy

    Edited by Kathryn Pavlovich, Keiko Krahnke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Empathy dissolves the boundaries between self and others, and feelings of altruism towards others are activated. This process results in more compassionate and caring contexts, as well as helping others in times of suffering. This book provides evidence from neuroscience and quantum physics that it...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Hierarchy and Organisation

    Toward a General Theory of Hierarchical Social Systems

    By Thomas Diefenbach

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book...

    Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Storytelling in Management Practice

    Dynamics and Implications

    By Stefanie Reissner, Victoria Pagan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Since the early 2000s, storytelling as a means of managerial communication has been increasingly advocated, with a focus on the management practices of leadership, change and organizational culture. Most research on storytelling in management practice derives from practitioner experience, but...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge