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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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21-30 of 38 results in Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society
  1. Gender Equity in Science and Engineering

    Advancing Change in Higher Education

    By Diana Bilimoria, Xiangfen Liang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Women faculty’s participation in academic science and engineering is critical for future US global competitiveness, yet their underrepresentation particularly in senior positions remains a widespread problem. To overcome persistent institutional resistance and barriers to change, the NSF ADVANCE...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Imagining Organizations

    Performative Imagery in Business and Beyond

    Edited by Paolo Quattrone, Nigel Thrift, Chris Mclean, Francois-Regis Puyou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Organizations rely extensively upon a myriad of images and pictorial representations such as budgets, schedules, reports, graphs, and organizational charts to name but a few. Visual images play an integral role in the process of organizing. This volume argues that images in organizations are ‘...

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Why Organizational Change Fails

    Robustness, Tenacity, and Change in Organizations

    By Leike van Oss, Jaap van 't Hek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Change in organizations can arise spontaneously, or it can begin in response to a planned process of change. Even planned change is not as predictable as one might like it to be; it is often partial or incomplete, or the results of change may not be what one hoped. The aspects of an organization...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Pluralism in Management

    Organizational Theory, Management Education, and Ernst Cassirer

    By Eirik Irgens

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Analytic philosophy has come to dominate organizational theory and management education, despite criticism from several notable scholars. The European continental philosophical tradition, on the other hand, is seen by some as a counterpoint to US- and UK-dominated functionalistic organizational...

    Published March 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Values-based Service for Sustainable Business

    Lessons from IKEA

    By Bo Edvardsson, Bo Enquist

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    The role of values in developing and managing service companies has been under researched in the existing literature - until now. This book analyzes a large organization (IKEA) as a basis for values based service for sustainable business. The authors provide an overview of the history of...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations

    An Antenarrative Handbook 

    Edited by David M. Boje

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Storytelling is part of social action and interaction that actually shapes the future of organizations. Organization and management studies have overwhelmingly focused to date on rational narrative structures with beginnings, middles, and ends, where narrative has proved to be a handy concept in...

    Published February 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Management and the Dominance of Managers

    By Thomas Diefenbach

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Managers are powerful. The organizations of our time are in essence managerial organizations, even our societies are managerial societies. This book looks behind the portrait of management as value-free ‘technicality’ and challenges the image of managers as the selfless pursuer of an organization’s...

    Published October 19th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Style Differences in Cognition, Learning, and Management

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Stephen Rayner, Eva Cools

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    This book aims to mark fifteen years of contributions to the field of style research in cognition and learning presented at the annual conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network. The style field is a multidisciplinary, global community made up of researchers in several domains...

    Published September 12th 2010 by Routledge

  9. International Management and International Relations

    A Critical Perspective from Latin America

    Edited by Ana Guedes, Alex Faria

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Over the last few decades, the field of management enlarged its boundaries, especially in international terms, in a very rapid fashion—mainly because of the arrival of the so-called era of globalization. Many renowned scholars have criticized the universal approach given to ‘management’ in the...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Organization as Process

    Theory for a Tangled World

    By Tor Hernes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Organization takes place in a tangled world, intermeshed by changing markets, products, standards, technologies, institutions and social groups. Coming to grips with the complexity and fluidity of organization and management is a persistent problem for scholars and practitioners alike, which is why...

    Published August 11th 2009 by Routledge