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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 43 results in Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
  1. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Dark Side of Emotional Labour
    By Jenna Ward, Robert McMurray
    To Be Published October 20th 2015
  2. Professions and Metaphors: Understanding professions in society
    Edited by Andreas Liljegren, Mike Saks
    To Be Published December 1st 2015
  3. The Multinational Corporation: A Critical Approach
    By Raza Mir
    To Be Published December 24th 2015
  4. For Robert Cooper: Collected Work
    Edited by Martin Parker, Gibson Burrell
    To Be Published January 31st 2016
  5. Food Justice and the Industrial Food System
    By Michael B Elmes
    To Be Published April 1st 2016
  6. Critical Management Studies:: Global Voices, Local Accents
    Edited by Christopher Grey, Isabelle Huault, Véronique Perret, Laurent Taskin
    To Be Published April 30th 2016

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