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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Untold Stories in Organizations
    Edited by Michal Izak, Linda Hitchin, David Anderson
    To Be Published November 11th 2014
  2. Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing the Dream
    By Hazel Conley, Margaret Page
    To Be Published November 16th 2014
  3. Pierre Bourdieu, Organization, and Management
    Edited by Ahu Tatli, Mustafa Ozbilgin, Mine Karatas-Ozkan
    To Be Published March 30th 2015

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