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Patterns of Business Organization RLE Organizations

Patterns of Business Organization  RLE  Organizations Author John O'Shaughnessy
ISBN-10 9781135960735
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 320
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This book is a successor to the earlier and widely-used Business Organization. In this book the author helps the student to develop his or her own critical and conceptual understanding of the subject. As the author reviews the various approaches – classical, human relations, behavioural science, systems and contingency theories – he shows that none of them offers a simple progression from error to truth, but that all of them combine to contribute to a broader view of the field. The final chapter summarizes the author’s viewpoint, applying the different approaches to a particular case study.



Organization in Business Management RLE Organizations

Organization in Business Management  RLE  Organizations Author Walter Puckey
ISBN-10 9781135961015
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 328
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This book is written primarily for junior management and discusses some key issues including: the increasing role of technology in business and management individual and group dynamics communication



Organizational Choice RLE Organizations

Organizational Choice  RLE  Organizations Author E. L. Trist
ISBN-10 9781135965211
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 352
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This book develops and applies a new approach to the study of the working group and indeed of productive enterprises more generally. Unlike similar studies, in this volume the human is related back to the technological, and it is the socio-technical system as a whole that is the object of study. The work reported in this book shows how alternative modes of work organization can exist for the same technology, giving the possibility of organizational choice.



Company Strategy and Organizational Design RLE Organizations

Company Strategy and Organizational Design  RLE  Organizations Author Roger Mansfield
ISBN-10 9781135947781
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 196
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Getting strategies and structures right for changing market conditions and successfully matching strategies and structures with each other, are crucial. This volume reviews and develops the extensive literature in the areas of business policy and organizational behaviour, taking the subject further by breaking down boundaries between subject areas within management studies; by adopting a dynamic approach to organizational issues; and by synthesizing the disparate, often confusing research findings in this area into a general theoretical approach which can be assimilated by managers faced with the problems of the real world.



Patterns of Business Organization RLE Organizations

Patterns of Business Organization  RLE  Organizations Author John O'Shaughnessy
ISBN-10 9781135960667
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 316
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This book is a successor to the earlier and widely-used Business Organization. In this book the author helps the student to develop his or her own critical and conceptual understanding of the subject. As the author reviews the various approaches – classical, human relations, behavioural science, systems and contingency theories – he shows that none of them offers a simple progression from error to truth, but that all of them combine to contribute to a broader view of the field. The final chapter summarizes the author’s viewpoint, applying the different approaches to a particular case study.



Rethinking Organizational Change

Rethinking Organizational Change Author Muayyad Jabri
ISBN-10 9781317561972
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 198
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Rethinking Organizational Change: The Role of Dialogue, Dialectic & Polyphony in the Organization makes an important scholarly contribution to our understanding of dialogue applied to the management of change. Muayyad Jabri offers an involved assessment of the differences between 'dialogue’ and ‘dialectic’ and an intriguing invitation to rely on both for managing creative interventions into the change process. The book provides a surplus of new insights that will help to promote scholarly work in the area of managing change and to develop a more creative practice associated with the processes of managing change. The call for polyphony facilitates a crossover from sameness to diversity and from univocal to multivocal representations. In reading patterns of managing change, whether from within or across organizational borders, it is found that a vital part of the reading is, at present, ‘unreadable’ because we lack involved knowledge of how diversity and polyphony are interrelated. This book seeks to change this; based on a rendition of Mikhail Bakhtin’s anthropological concept of polyphony applied to organizational change. The reader is treated to a cutting-edge discussion of a variety of contemporary ontological and epistemological themes centered on process, dialectic, dialogue and social construction.



Organizations Alike and Unlike RLE Organizations

Organizations Alike and Unlike  RLE  Organizations Author Cornelis J. Lammers
ISBN-10 9781135938543
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 468
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This volume contrasts the life and problems of organizations in many parts of the world and highlights the differences between those societies as reflected in their different institutional sectors such as manufacturing, commerce, social services and government administration. In so doing, the book contributes to the theoretical foundations of the sociology of organizations by revealing previously unseen relationships between societies and institutions, offering an original synthesis of available research.



Building Theories of Organization

Building Theories of Organization Author Linda L. Putnam
ISBN-10 9781135619794
Release 2009-01-13
Pages 240
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This volume explores the concept of communication as it applies to organizational theory. Bringing together multiple voices, it focuses on communication’s role in the constitution of organization. Editors Linda L. Putnam and Anne Maydan Nicotera have assembled an all-star cast of contributors, each providing a distinctive voice and perspective. The contents of this volume compare and contrast approaches to the notion that communication constitutes organization. Chapters also examine the ways that those processes produce patterns that endure over time and that constitute the organization as a whole. This collection bridges different disciplines and serves a vital role in developing dimensions, characteristics, and relationships among concepts that address how communication constitutes organization. It will appeal to scholars and researchers working in organizational communication, organizational studies, management, sociology, social collectives, and organizational psychology and behavior.



Management Organization and Employment Strategy RLE Organizations

Management Organization and Employment Strategy  RLE  Organizations Author Tony Watson
ISBN-10 9781135947224
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 276
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The book brings together in a single volume material and issues normally treated separately, such as management studies, organisation theory, personnel management, industrial relations and motivation theory. Traditional topics such as the Hawthorne Experiments, Weber’s ideal type of bureaucracy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs are put into perspective, along with ideas about organisational cultures, the labour process and the idea of corporate employment strategies.



Leadership and Organization RLE Organizations

Leadership and Organization  RLE  Organizations Author Robert Tannenbaum
ISBN-10 9781135985790
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 468
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This book represents a selected collection of the writings, from 1950 to 1960, of members of the Human Relations Research Group (HRRG), from UCLA. The writings are followed by independent comments and appraisal from different viewpoints, prepared by distinguished experts in management theory, group psycho-therapy and psychology and sociology.



Changing Conversations in Organizations

Changing Conversations in Organizations Author Dr Patricia Shaw
ISBN-10 9781134535323
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 208
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Drawing on the theoretical foundations laid out in earlier volumes of this series, this book describes an approach to organizational change and development that is informed by a complexity perspective. It clarifies the experience of being in the midst of change. Unlike many books that presume clarity of foresight or hindsight, the author focuses on the essential uncertainty of participating in evolving events as they happen and considers the creative possibilities of such participation. Most methodologies for organizational change are firmly rooted in systems thinking, as are many approaches to process consultation and facilitation. This book questions the suggestion that we can choose and design new futures for our organizations in the way we often hope. Avoiding the widely favoured use of two by two matrices, idealized schemas and simplified typologies that characterize much of the management literature on change, this book encourages the reader to live in the immediate paradoxes and complexities of organizational life, where we must act with intention into the unknowable. The author uses detailed reflective narrative to evoke and elaborate on the experience of participating in the conversational processes of human organizing. It asserts that possibilities are perpetually sustained and changed by the conversational life of organizations. This book will be valuable to consultants, managers and leaders, indeed all those who are dissatisfied with idealized models of change and are searching for ways to develop an effective change practice.



Organisation and Administration for Business RLE Organizations

Organisation and Administration for Business  RLE  Organizations Author Geoffrey Whitehead
ISBN-10 9781135947019
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 320
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to business organisation and administration. Written in a straightforward, readable style this textbook covers all the major aspects of the subject. Starting with the organisational background it goes on to cover the functions of the important departments within the firm, the role of the administrative officer, and other areas of knowledge vital to the smooth running of a business. There are self-assessment questions at the end of each section, past exam questions, study and exam tips and a full index.



Complexity Organizations and Change

Complexity  Organizations and Change Author Elizabeth McMillan
ISBN-10 9781134379866
Release 2004-07-31
Pages 208
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Complexity science has seriously challenged long-held views in the scientific community about how the world works. These ideas, particularly about the living world, also have radical and profound implications for organizations and society as a whole. Available in paperback for the first time, this insightful book describes and considers ideas from complexity science and examines their use in organizations, especially in bringing about major organizational change. Author McMillan explores how organizations, their design, the way they operate and, importantly, the people who co-create them, are thought of. Explaining the history and development of complexity science in an accessible way for the non-scientific reader, this outstanding book describes key concepts and their use in theory and practice. Illustrated with real-life examples from organizations in the UK, Europe and the USA, the book includes an in-depth case study of an organization which used complexity principles as part of a strategic change intervention. From this, useful models for introducing a complexity-based change process are derived. Complexity, Organizations and Change will appeal to academics, researchers and advanced students who are interested in complexity science and what it means for strategy, organization and management theory and organizational change.



Organization and Marketing RLE Marketing

Organization and Marketing  RLE Marketing Author Peter Spillard
ISBN-10 9781317644064
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 238
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Taking as its starting point the nature of marketing tasks, this book draws on organizational theories and makes its own contribution to generate insights and understanding about some of the concerns that need to be deal with if marketing success is to be achieved. The book surveys developments in the study of organizations, and considers how organizations can be adapted to better serve the needs of marketing.



The Foreman RLE Organizations

The Foreman  RLE  Organizations Author David Dunkerley
ISBN-10 9781135932176
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 204
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The foreman is usually regarded as a filter in a chain of command in industrial organizations. In this book, however, the author suggests that this view is not adequate, and he proposes instead a model of analysis which employs a systems perspective. The role of the foreman is seen in terms of the interaction of three sub-systems representing the organization, the group and the individual. The book is based on the work of researchers from many disciplines and employs a sociological framework to account for the peculiar strains, conflict and ambiguities associated with the foreman’s role.



Organizational Identity in Practice

Organizational Identity in Practice Author Lin Lerpold
ISBN-10 9781136713651
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 264
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Organizational Identity in Practice provides much-needed, in-depth studies on what happens when aspirations, claims and beliefs interact. Given the practical needs of managers and students, this exciting new text provides readers with more insight into what differences in these identity aspirations, claims and beliefs really mean and what we may expect to occur when these differences become visible and what the outcomes of these processes are likely to be. The diverse case studies illustrate how well-known firms have dealt with the broad issues of "who we are as an organization" and "what makes us similar or distinct from others" and cover a broad range of industries, firms, and organizational forms. The cases from companies such as Air France, AT&T, Bang & Olufsen, BP, Statoil, Starbucks, Scania and Alfa Romeo are focused on the broad topics of organizational identity, strategy and the environment, multiple and conflicting identities, the construction of identities, and how organizations express and project their identities. The authors give scholars, students and managers valuable ideas on how to deal with organizational identity challenges within firms.



Information Space RLE Organizations

Information Space  RLE  Organizations Author Max Boisot
ISBN-10 9781135930493
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 564
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In this book the author lays the foundations for a new political economy of information. The information space, or I-Space is the conceptual framework in which organizations, institutions and cultures are being transformed by new information and communication technologies. In the penultimate chapter, the I-Space’s usefulness as an explanatory framework is illustrated with an application: a case study of China’s modernization. Information Space proposes a radical shift in the way that we approach the emerging information age and the implications it holds for societies, organizations and individuals.