Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
This book focuses on sexual orientation within organizations, with a particular emphasis on the impact of changing legislation, individual and social attitudes, and behavior on how sexual orientation is understood and experienced in the workplace. This volume brings together international research...
To Be Published January 31st 2014 by Routledge
A Comparative Historical Analysis
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...
To Be Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge
The Social Construction of the Employee
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
Never has the need to rethink the formal corporate form been more pressing than at the current juncture. In light of the major financial crisis that is on the cusp of precipitating a radical re-socialization of employment, this book will press the notion of the commons to provide a fresh...
To Be Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge
Management and the 'Managed Heart'
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
Over the past two decades the use of flexible employment relations has increased in most developed countries. The growth of temporary agency work constitutes a significant component of this development. Organizations are now facing the challenges of managing a ‘blended workforce’, i.e. a workforce...
To Be Published December 29th 2013 by Routledge
Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's...
Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge
The Management and Commodification of the Life Sciences
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
The Challenge of Differences
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
Social Innovation through Hybrid Organization Models
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
Studies of Work Orientations
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
Advancing Change in Higher Education
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
Performative Imagery in Business and Beyond
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
Robustness, Tenacity, and Change in Organizations
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
Organizational Theory, Management Education, and Ernst Cassirer
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
An Antenarrative Handbook
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
Theory, Research, and Practice
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
Theory and Cases
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 May 16th 2010 by Routledge
A Critical Perspective from Latin America
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
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 April 23rd 2009 by Routledge
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 November 18th 2008 by Routledge
Lessons from IKEA
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 October 30th 2008 by Routledge
Client experiences, professional practices, managerial control
This book examines the services in and around the public domain. The author analyses a number of socio-cultural changes that are generally considered relevant to these services, including the rationalising efforts of the New Public Management and the introduction of IT. The book particularly...
Published October 23rd 2008 by Routledge
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 September 8th 2008 by Routledge
Theory for a Tangled World
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 September 26th 2007 by Routledge