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Understanding Corporate Life by Warwick Org Theory Network


Understanding Corporate Life by Warwick Org Theory Network

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here We live in a society dominated by corporations. Whether working for one or pursuing leisure activities run by one, corporations have come to resonate through every aspect of our lives. Each chapter in Understanding Corporate Life supports the reader with a review of the relevant literature and research and a critique of how the theme under discussion fits into the bigger picture presented by the book.


'Taking a fresh approach, this volume digs into the interstices of corporate life. It opens up dimensions and issues - such as time, space, speed and community - that are largely unexamined in standard textbooks' - Hugh Willmott, Professorial Research Fellow in Organizational Behaviour, Cardiff University and Fellow in Organisational Behaviour, Judge Business School, Cambridge

'The life and death of contemporary corporations become more and more mysterious to wider audiences, in spite of the fact that these creations densely populate today's societies. In this book, a team of experienced organization theorists does an excellent job in bringing to light both bright and dark sides of complex organizations operating in the time of crises and transformation. This collection will prove indispensable for all those students, researchers and practitioners who look beyond the tired platitudes of conventional organization and management textbooks' - Barbara Czarniawska, Professor of Management Studies, University of Gothenburg'

About the Author

Andre Spicer is an Associate Professor of Organisation Studies at Warwick Business School. His research focuses on how globalisation is achieved and resisted in and around organisations. He is investigating (1) the implications of globalisation for public broadcasters, (2) the organization of global social movements and (3) responses by organised labour to restructuring initiatives driven by globalisation - particularly in the port industry. Underlying this empirical research is a theoretical commitment to understanding globalisation as discursively negotiated process of re-scaling space. Andre has lectured in New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and Russia. For further information see:

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Publication date

9th December 2009


Warwick Org Theory Network

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SAGE Publications Inc


224 pages


Organizational theory & behaviour



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