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Careers In and Out of Organizations

Careers In and Out of Organizations Author Douglas T. Hall
ISBN-10 0761915478
Release 2002
Pages 345
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Careers In and Out of Organizations provides an overview of the changing context of careers and describes the role of interpersonal relationships as influences on development of a person's identity and learning. The author examines the nature of the new career contract and the different approaches that have been taken to studying career decision making. He explores how career choices are made, the developmental stages people pass through during the course of their working lives in organizations, and the factors related to career effectiveness including integrating career and personal life. The latter third of the book turns from research to the practical issues involved in applying theory including a look at how an understanding of career dynamics can be employed to make careers work better for individuals and for the work communities where they are employed.



Organization Change

Organization Change Author W. Warner Burke
ISBN-10 9781452257242
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 448
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Organization Change, Theory and Practice shows how effective organization change is grounded in sound knowledge about human behavior in the workplace. Author W. Warner Burke skillfully integrates theory and research—reviewing various models and cases—with practical applications in diagnosing change issues in organizations. This bestselling text, now in Fourth Edition, offers the latest research and scholarship, additional materials for effective interventions, and new topics and perspectives.



Attitudes In and Around Organizations

Attitudes In and Around Organizations Author Arthur P. Brief
ISBN-10 0761900977
Release 1998-06-08
Pages 266
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How do the attitudes people bring with them to the workplace affect thoughts, feelings and actions in organizations? How are the attitudes of those outside an organization affected by the organization? This book provides a concise summary of what we know about attitudes and suggests what we might discover by adopting novel means, both conceptual and methodological, for studying attitudes in and around organizations. The author overviews the job satisfaction literature, including a redefinition of job satisfaction. In addition, he examines: the various means by which attitudes have been measured; attitude formation and change; and the resistance of attitudes to change efforts. Groups whose attitudes are organizationally rele



Institutions and Organizations

Institutions and Organizations Author W. Richard Scott
ISBN-10 0761920013
Release 2001
Pages 255
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, Institutions and Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the institutionalist approach to organization theory. Dick Scott presents an historical overview of the theoretical literature, an integrative analysis of current institutional approaches, and a review of empirical research related to institutions and organizations. He offers an extensive review and critique of institutional analysis in sociology, political science, and economics as it relates to recent theory and research on organizations.



Sensemaking in Organizations

Sensemaking in Organizations Author Karl E. Weick
ISBN-10 080397177X
Release 1995-05-31
Pages 231
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The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision-making and the concept of strategic rationality. However, the rational model ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of real-world organizations and their environments. In this landmark volume, Karl E Weick highlights how the `sensemaking' process shapes organizational structure and behaviour. The process is seen as the creation of reality as an ongoing accomplishment that takes form when people make retrospective sense of the situations in which they find themselves.



Power and Organizations

Power and Organizations Author Stewart Clegg
ISBN-10 0761943927
Release 2006-08-07
Pages 457
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In this tour de force, authors Stewart R. Clegg, David Courpasson, and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues, and is comprehensive in scope.



Identity in Organizations

Identity in Organizations Author David A. Whetten
ISBN-10 0761909486
Release 1998-07-21
Pages 308
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This investigation of the fundamental character of organizational identity and identification with an organization is arranged in the form of a provocative discussion between key scholars. The book focuses on three different paradigmatic views of identity: functionalist, interpretive and postmodern. Similarities and distinctions among these ways of understanding are explored, and numerous theoretical and practical insights are gained. The book concludes with a discussion of the relevance of identity as a construct in organizational study, and observations on conversation and theory building.



Rhythms of Academic Life

Rhythms of Academic Life Author Peter J. Frost
ISBN-10 0803972636
Release 1996-07-16
Pages 518
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This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.



Publishing in the organizational sciences

Publishing in the organizational sciences Author Larry L. Cummings
ISBN-10 0803971443
Release 1995
Pages 330
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"This is a 'must-have' book. It is a primer to publishing for all Ph.D. students and junior faculty members." --Anne Tsui, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine "The most difficult transitions faced by entering doctoral students are those associated with (1) becoming a scholar rather than a student and (2) moving from the business world to the academy. What is research? What is quality research? What skills are required to produce a quality manuscript? What role does the journal system serve and how does it work? How are manuscripts refereed? What do professors at research universities do? How are they evaluated and rewarded? What does it take to be successful as a scholar at a research-oriented academic institution? These and other issues are effectively addressed through the 28 thought-provoking yet entertaining essays of unusually consistent quality contained in Publishing in the Organizational Sciences. The essays are timeless, promoting journeys and treks through a landscape that is otherwise unlikely to be encountered. Students love the book and the conversations it promotes. I cannot think of a more appropriate vehicle for introducing these critically important issues to the next generation of scholars in the organizational sciences." --Robert W. Zmud, Department of Information and Management Sciences, Florida State University Presenting a range of analytical and emotional issues, Publishing in the Organizational Sciences is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the publishing process. Unique in its content, this volume is written especially for the prospective author/scholar who wants to learn more about the field to advance their career and publishing success. Some of the topics covered in this provocative volume are the manuscript review process, publication system, newcomers' perspectives, values, reviewing manuscripts, rejection, becoming a reviewer, and editorial process. More than just a "how-to" book, Cummings and Frost examine the process from the perspective of the writers, reviewers, editors, and readers, ranging from the newcomer to the established scholar. The authors explain the entire context of scholarly publishing and how it should work toward advancing knowledge and successful management practice. This comprehensive, detailed volume is a must for students and professionals in organization and management studies.



Job Satisfaction

Job Satisfaction Author Paul E. Spector
ISBN-10 0761989234
Release 1997-03-26
Pages 96
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Distilling the vast literature on this frequently studied variable in organizational behaviour research, Paul E Spector provides the student and professional with a pithy overview of the application, assessment, causes and consequences of job satisfaction. In addition to discussing the nature of and techniques for assessing job satisfaction, the author summarizes the findings concerning how people feel towards work, including: cultural and gender differences in job satisfaction and personal and organizational causes; and potential consequences of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Students and researchers will particularly appreciate the extensive list of references and the Job Satisfaction Survey included in the Appendix.



The Truth About Managing Your Career

The Truth About Managing Your Career Author Karen Otazo
ISBN-10 0132704137
Release 2006-01-13
Pages 272
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This book reveals 60 proven principles and easy career management techniques. Discover powerfully effective ways to start a new job and make a great first impression; work more smoothly with bosses and colleagues; build a high-performance personal network; manage workloads; decide who to trust (and distrust); handle enemies and overcome career setbacks; recognize when to move on; get noticed, get ahead, and get to the top! From Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: "A cutting-edge pioneer in the field of business coaching, Dr. Karen Otazo knows--and speaks--the truth about how to get and keep the job you want. Regardless of your age or stage of your career, you'll find practical tips and tools to make your workplace journey smoother, more enjoyable, and potentially more profitable. The Truth about Managing Your Career is a must-have for your career library."



The Contingency Theory of Organizations

The Contingency Theory of Organizations Author Lex Donaldson
ISBN-10 9781506319742
Release 2001-02-20
Pages 344
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Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field, this volume presents a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the theories, evidence and methodological issues of contingency theory - one of the major theoretical lenses used to view organizations. It includes both an appreciation of the coherency of contingency theory overall and a frank recognition of some of the deficiencies in contingency theory research. The coherent underlying model provides the platform from which to make good some of the deficiencies through a series of improvements in theory and method that chart the course for future research.



Economic Foundations of Strategy

Economic Foundations of Strategy Author Joseph T. Mahoney
ISBN-10 9781412905435
Release 2005
Pages 253
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Economic Foundations of Strategy helps clarify the theoretical foundations of management strategy. It identifies five theories of particular importance to the strategy field, and outlines the contributions of particularly influential works in each area. The book helps find answers for five questions regarding key issues in strategy using economic theory: How can organizations operate efficiently? How can firms minimize costs? How can firms create and allocate wealth? How can firms align individual self-interest? How can resources be acquired, developed and deployed to improve the likelihood of survival and profitable growth?



Positive Organizational Scholarship

Positive Organizational Scholarship Author Kim Cameron
ISBN-10 1576759660
Release 2003-08-09
Pages 450
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Scholarship establishes a new field of study in the organizational sciences. Just as positive psychology focuses on exploring optimal individual psychological states rather than pathological ones, Positive Organizational Scholarship focuses attention on optimal organizational states --- the dynamics in organizations that lead to the development of human strength, foster resiliency in employees, make healing, restoration, and reconciliation possible, and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance. While the concept of positive organizational scholarship encompasses the examination of typical and even dysfunctional patterns of behavior, it emphasizes positive deviance from expected patterns. Positive Organizational Scholarship examines the enablers, motivations, and effects associated with remarkably positive phenomena --- how they are facilitated, why they work, how they can be identified, and how researchers and managers can capitalize on them. The contributors do not adopt one particular theory or framework but draw from the full spectrum of organizational theories to understand, explain, and predict the occurrence, causes, and consequences of positivity. Positive Organizational Scholarship rigorously seeks to understand what represents the best of the human condition based on scholarly research and theory. This book invites organizational scholars to build upon and extend the positive organizational phenomena being examined. It provides the definitional, theoretical, and empirical foundations for what will become a cumulative body of enduring work.



The Psychology of Decision Making

The Psychology of Decision Making Author Lee R. Beach
ISBN-10 9781452239248
Release 2005-01-05
Pages 240
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The Psychology of Decision Making provides an overview of decision making as it relates to management, organizational behavior issues, and research. This engaging book examines the way individuals make decisions as well as how they form judgments privately and in the context of the organization. It also discusses the interplay of group and institutional dynamics and their effects upon the decisions made within and on the behalf of organizations.



Service Quality

Service Quality Author Benjamin Schneider
ISBN-10 0761921478
Release 2004
Pages 185
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The last three decades have seen a dramatic increase in the attention businesses devote to their quality of service. Scholars and researchers in a number of disciplines, including marketing, human resources I/O psychology, sociology, and consumer behavior, have all made substantial contributions to understanding what service is, how service and service delivery quality are experienced by customers, and the role of employees and their organizations in service delivery. Service Quality: Research Perspectives presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the field and its research, including its growth, emerging trends, and debates



The Open Organization

The Open Organization Author Jim Whitehurst
ISBN-10 9781625275271
Release 2015
Pages 227
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This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and “chief” problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing—one this modern leader sees as the only way companies will successfully function in the future. Whitehurst says beyond embracing the technology that has so far disrupted entire industries, companies must now adapt their management and organizational design to better fit the Information Age. His mantra? “Adapt or die.” Indeed, the successful company Whitehurst leads—the open source giant Red Hat—has become the organizational poster child for how to reboot, redesign, and reinvent an organization for a decentralized, digital age. Based on open source principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration, “open management” challenges conventional business ideas about what companies are, how they run, and how they make money. This book provides the blueprint for putting it into practice in your own firm. He covers challenges that have been missing from the conversation to date, among them: how to scale engagement; how to have healthy debates that net progress; and how to attract and keep the “Social Generation” of workers. Through a mix of vibrant stories, candid lessons, and tested processes, Whitehurst shows how Red Hat has blown the traditional operating model to pieces by emerging out of a pure bottom up culture and learning how to execute it at scale. And he explains what other companies are, and need to be doing to bring this open style into all facets of the organization. By showing how to apply open source methods to everything from structure, management, and strategy to a firm's customer and partner relationships, leaders and teams will now have the tools needed to reach a new level of work. And with that new level of work comes unparalleled success. The Open Organization is your new resource for doing business differently. Get ready to make traditional management thinking obsolete.