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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.

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

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.

Company Strategy and Organizational Design RLE Organizations

Company Strategy and Organizational Design  RLE  Organizations Author Roger Mansfield
ISBN-10 9781135947859
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 200
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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.

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.

Organizational Choice RLE Organizations

Organizational Choice  RLE  Organizations Author E. L. Trist
ISBN-10 9781135965143
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 348
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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.

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.

Managing the Global Firm RLE International Business

Managing the Global Firm  RLE International Business Author Christopher A Bartlett
ISBN-10 9781135134914
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 364
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This volume assesses the situation for multinationals at the beginning of the 1990s, bringing together contributions from academics recognized as world leaders in the field and from practitioners with wide experience in international management. Drawing on perspectives from Europe, the USA and Japan, the contributors outline the shape of the global firm of the future. They focus squarely on the development of the corporation as a whole, rather than on the narrow management of individual foreign subsidiaries, and they also explore the specific implications for areas such as strategic planning systems, financial management, information systems and R & D management.

The Sociology of the Workplace RLE Organizations

The Sociology of the Workplace  RLE  Organizations Author Malcolm Warner
ISBN-10 9781135947576
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 296
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This volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach. The study of the workplace is approached from the standpoint of industrial sociology, industrial relations, industrial anthropology and other related disciplines. It includes contributions from economists and psychologists as well as from sociologists. The theoretical and practical issues raised, are, however, central to the sociological tradition of Marx and Weber in that they concern the meaning of human and social phenomena and their relevance to resolving questions of moment in industrial and industrializing societies.

Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management

Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management Author Gili S. Drori
ISBN-10 9781136493973
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 448
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Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management: Perspectives on Glocalization offers a broad exposition of the relations between the global and the local with regard to organizational and managerial ideas, practices, and forms. This edited volume forges ahead to capture the complexity of modern management and organization that results from the processes of glocalization. Universality is among the core underlying principles of the management of organizations, as well as of organization and management science itself. Yet, reality reveals enormous variation across social and cultural contexts. For instance, multinational corporations must adjust their management practices to adhere to national regulation and local standards; manufacturers and service providers routinely tailor their products to suit the local preferences of consumers; and non-profit organizations amend their advocacy agenda to appeal to local sentiments. The work assembled here goes beyond merely describing such patterns of variation and adaptation in organization and management; research and commentary engage directly with the tensions between homogeneity and heterogeneity, convergence and divergence, global and local. With contributions from leading scholars in the field of comparative organization studies, this collection offers a substantive contribution to the investigation of organization and management, as well as providing a valuable resource for students of organization studies, international business, and sociology.

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.

The Western European Economy Routledge Library Editions Economic Geography

The Western European Economy  Routledge Library Editions  Economic Geography Author Allan M. Williams
ISBN-10 9781317508953
Release 2015-03-27
Pages 354
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This book, originally published in 1987, presents a broad overview of the spatial organization of the European economy, providing a valuable synthesis of recently published material by geographers and other social scientists. A major theme is the interdependence of economic development at various scales. The three main sections look at international and European economic context; detailed changes in particular sectors; specific types if regional economic formations. Case studies are used and reference made to historical processes.

The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control

The Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control Author Elaine Harris
ISBN-10 9781317429920
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 526
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Performance management is key to the ongoing success of any organisation, allowing it to meet its strategic objectives by designing and implementing management control systems. This book goes beyond the usual discussion of performance management in accounting and finance, to consider strategic management, human behaviour and performance management in different countries and contexts. With a global mix of world-renowned researchers, this book systematically covers the what, the who, the where and the why of performance management and control (PMC) systems. A comprehensive, state-of-the-art collection edited by a leading expert in the field, this book is a vital resource for all scholars, students and researchers with an interest in business, management and accounting.

Management of International Institutions and NGOs

Management of International Institutions and NGOs Author Eduardo Missoni
ISBN-10 9781134580187
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 440
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International Institutions (IIs), International NGOs (INGOs) and Transnational Hybrid Organizations (THOs) play a hugely important role in the modern world economy. Despite having been studied by scholars from a range of disciplines, these organizations have never before been approached from a management perspective. This ambitious book analyzes the management challenges associated with international cooperation and sheds light on how these organizations have evolved as the political, economic and business environments have changed around them. Covering an admirably broad canvas, the authors pursue two main objectives. Firstly, they explore the main management frameworks developed in the context of the corporate and national public/non-profit organizations and adapt them to the specificity of IIs and INGOs. This leads to the identification of a "tailored" approach to IO management based on their institutional and operational settings, stakeholder groups, core business, staff profile, and financial arrangements. Secondly, they "bring theory into practice" by linking frameworks to several case studies and best practices of organizations currently experimenting with management systems and tools, with case studies including the World Bank and the Gates Foundation. This comprehensive textbook is a must-own resource for students and academics involved with studying and working with international organizations.

Developments in Electoral Geography Routledge Library Editions Political Geography

Developments in Electoral Geography  Routledge Library Editions  Political Geography Author Ron Johnston
ISBN-10 9781317610069
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 292
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The essays in this collection show how electoral geography has shifted from empiricist activity towards a closer involvement with the wider issues addressed by social scientists. They illustrate the potential contributions that electoral geographers can make towards the understanding of global, national and local societies.

Gender Identity and the Culture of Organizations

Gender  Identity and the Culture of Organizations Author Iiris Aaltio
ISBN-10 9781134490745
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 240
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Gender, Identity and the Culture of Organizations considers how organizations operate as spaces in which minds are gendered and men and women constructed. This edited collection brings together four powerful themes that have developed within the field of organizational analysis over the past two decades: organizational culture; the gendering of organizations; post-modernism and organizational analysis; and critical approaches to management. A range of essays by distinguished writers from countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden, explore innovative methods for the critical theorizing of organizational cultures. In particular, the book reflects the growing interest in the impact of organizational identity formation and its implications for individuals and organizational outcomes in terms of gender. The book also introduces research designs, methods and methodologies by which can be used to explore the complex interrelationships between gender, identity and the culture of organizations.