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  1. Changing Times for Black Professionals

    By Adia Harvey Wingfield

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    This book is a study of the challenges, issues, and obstacles facing black professional workers in the United States. Though they have always been a part of the U.S. labor force, black professionals have often been overlooked in media, research, and public opinion. Ironically, however, their...

    Published December 26th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Metaphors We Lead By

    Understanding Leadership in the Real World

    Edited by Mats Alvesson, André Spicer

    We live in a leadership-obsessed society. The result is that we assume nearly any social or economic ill can be mended through better leadership. Sometimes, this commitment to leadership is followed by hero worshipping, wishful thinking and misplaced hope. Seeking to understand the faith we place...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Learning to Labour in Post-Soviet Russia

    Vocational youth in transition

    By Charles Walker

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book explores the changing nature of growing-up working-class in post-Soviet Russia, a country dislocated by the experience of neo-liberal economic reform. Based on extensive ethnographic research in a provincial Russian region, it follows the experiences of vocational education graduates...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Social Capital

    Edited by Nan Lin

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    ‘Social capital’ is a major conceptual and theoretical idea that has received in the last three decades much attention across many social-science disciplines. In this relatively short period, it has developed into a major research paradigm guiding voluminous research conducted in North America,...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Organization in Open Source Communities

    At the Crossroads of the Gift and Market Economies

    By Evangelia Berdou

    Series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

    This book contributes new insights into the organization of free/open source (F/OS) software communities by examining the links between learning, division of labour and commercialization, demonstrating the need for a synthesis of work on both community organization and cooperation to understand F/...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Haunting the Knowledge Economy

    By Jane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen, Johannah Fahey, Simon Robb

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    This highly original book provides an engaging and critical introduction to the knowledge economy. The knowledge economy is a potent force pervading global and national policy circles. Yet few people outside the field of economics understand its central ideas and practices. This book makes these...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Young Women in Japan

    Transitions to Adulthood

    By Kaori H. Okano

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Young Women in Japan: Transitions to adulthood received a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2010" award from the American Library Association. This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Organizational Behaviour

    Performance Management in Practice

    By Richard Pettinger

    This book offers a fresh and comprehensive approach to the essentials that constitute the discipline of organizational behaviour with a strong emphasis on the application of organizational behaviour and performance management in practice. It concentrates on the development of effective...

    Published June 27th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Maid In China

    Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries

    By Wanning Sun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Maid in China is the first systematic, book-length investigation of internal rural migration in post-Mao China focused on the day-to-day production and consumption of popular media. Taking the rural maid in the urban home as its point of departure, the book weaves together three years of engaged...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge