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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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11-20 of 38 results in Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
  1. On Being At Work

    The Social Construction of the Employee

    By Nancy Harding

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Inspired by the work of the philosopher Judith Butler, influenced by Marx’s theory of alienation and intrigued by theories of death, this book develops an anti-methodological approach to studying working lives. Distinctions are drawn between labour (the tasks we do in our jobs) and work (...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Identity Politics at Work

    Resisting Gender, Gendering Resistance

    By Jean Helms Mills, Albert J Mills, Robyn Thomas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    This book represents the coming together of two key debates within organization studies: theorizing on gender and ways of understanding resistance. These debates have been given renewed vigour with the 'postmodern turn' in organization studies and feminist theory. Fusing these two literatures...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Leadership as Emotional Labour

    Management and the 'Managed Heart'

    Edited by Marian Iszatt-White

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Even if we don’t realise it, most of us are now familiar with the idea of ‘emotional labour’; that ‘service with a smile’ which everyone from cabin crew to restaurant or call centre staff is expected to give, irrespective of what they actually feel or think. This book considers the complex ways in...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Visual Culture in Organizations

    Theory and Cases

    By Alexander Styhre

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Vision and visuality are two concepts widely discussed and debated in philosophy and social science literature. Some authors even suggest that the entire Western intellectual tradition is strongly shaped by the paradigm of vision; the inspection and analysis of specimens collected from social...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Time in Organizational Research

    Edited by Robert A. Roe, Mary J. Waller, Stewart R. Clegg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Today there is widespread awareness of the fact that time has been under-investigated in organizational studies. This book addresses the need to bridge the gap between the predominantly "timeless" theories and models that scholars have produced and the daily experiences of employees and managers,...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Organizations and the Bioeconomy

    The Management and Commodification of the Life Sciences

    By Alexander Styhre

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    The advancement of the life sciences and the technosciences has enhanced the longevity of citizens in the Western world, and half of the generation born in the first decade of the new millennium is now expected to live to the age of one hundred years. In a society with such longevity and affluence,...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Efficiency and Management

    By Guy Callender

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    It is widely accepted that management concepts such as strategic management, human resource management and management development have a well-defined body of knowledge designed to inform management praxis, however the notion of efficiency has no such body of knowledge to support its application...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Managing Corporate Values in Diverse National Cultures

    The Challenge of Differences

    By Philippe d'Iribarne

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    How should a Western company manage cross-culturally corporate values in its foreign subsidiaries? Do these values make sense everywhere and can they assumed to be universal or, on the contrary, are they culturally Western specific? Philippe d’Iribarne provides answers to these timely and urgent...

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Fair Trade Organizations and Social Enterprise

    Social Innovation through Hybrid Organization Models

    By Benjamin Huybrechts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    For several decades, social enterprises have been pioneers in the conception and implementation of a pathbreaking social innovation: Fair Trade (FT). Fair Trade Social Enterprises have created a movement which has challenged mainstream trading practices and offered development opportunities for...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Commitment to Work and Job Satisfaction

    Studies of Work Orientations

    Edited by Bengt Furåker, Kristina Håkansson, Jan Ch Karlsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    People’s work orientations and attitudes to paid work are highly important for the welfare of any country. Still, little is currently known about how such attitudes are distributed among different countries, men and women, classes, occupations, age groups and so on. Even less is known about how...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge