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Organizational theory & behaviour

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Red, White and Radical What Organisations Can Learn About Change from the Rise of American Conservatism

Red, White and Radical What Organisations Can Learn About Change from the Rise of American Conservatism

Author: Warrick (Scandinavia Stories, UK) Harniess Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2020

Red, White and Radical explores how and why America has become so conservative since World War II. In the process, it offers lessons that professional leaders, regardless of their political stance, should heed if they want their organisational change plans to succeed. Over the past 70 years, a motley crew of suburban activists, libertarian businessmen, and political opportunists have radically changed America and its national values. The rise of American conservatism is the greatest modern example of cultural change in the Western world. How did they do it - and what can we learn from this? Red, White and Radical is a manual for organisational change. It tells nine stories from American cultural, political and business history that illuminate how conservatives have pioneered change. From these stories, it extracts a change management lesson for professional leaders and explains how to apply that lesson in the workplace. These nine lessons are organised into a clear change framework: Understanding and motivating people Communicating with emotion and authenticity Building teams and networks that can deliver lasting change Along the way you'll also learn: How Marlboro became the world's biggest cigarette brand Why conservatives love Ronald Reagan but despise Richard Nixon The origins of the social media echo chamber How Silicon Valley learned to lobby The secrets of Donald Trump's populist X Factor Red, White and Radical is not for the faint of heart. If you're a passionate business leader who relishes the challenge of delivering true organisational change for the better, then this book is for you.

Mundane Governance Ontology and Accountability

Mundane Governance Ontology and Accountability

Author: Steve Woolgar, Daniel Neyland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

What is to be made of the outcry when newly issued recycling wheelie bins are discovered to contain microchips for weighing and evaluating householders' rubbish? The angry accusations that speed cameras are generating excessive income for the government? The consternation at the measures taken by airports to heighten security in the wake of the increased threat of terrorist attacks? These increasingly widespread reactions to ordinary events and everyday phenomena share a common theme. They all embody concerns about the ways in which our lives are increasingly regulated and controlled in relation to ordinary objects and technologies. This book takes these concerns as the starting point for exploring the ways in which relations of governance and accountability in contemporary life are organized around ordinary, everyday, pervasive objects and technologies. In contrast to the contemporary literature on governance, the book argues for the importance of examining how accountability relations are enacted on the ground, in relation to mundane objects and technologies. In particular, it is crucial to understand how governance and accountability are mediated through material relations involving ordinary everyday objects and technologies. The book argues that the key to understanding governance is to focus on political constitution at the level of ontology rather than just on the traditional politics of organization, structure, and human compliance. The term ontology is used here to draw attention to the social and cultural processes whereby the nature and existence of ordinary things come to matter. The argument is developed in relation to a wide variety of empirical materials drawn from three main areas of everyday life: waste management and recycling; the regulation and control of traffic (especially speed cameras and parking); and security and passenger movement in airports.

Extending the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Approach to Leadership Multiple Pathways to Success

Extending the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Approach to Leadership Multiple Pathways to Success

Author: Samuel T. (Penn State University, USA) Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

The past 15 years of leadership research have taught us a valuable lesson: There is more than one way to be a successful leader. The Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic (CIP) approach to leadership showcases three unique yet equally viable pathways to leading and influencing others. This book reviews the history of the CIP model of leadership and summarizes the empirical findings supporting the framework. Emerging areas of leadership research on the CIP model are explored, including: followership, shared leadership, measurement, and gender. Contributions from a range of international academics provide readers with insight into the foundation of the CIP theory of leadership and into where the future of leadership perspectives are headed. It includes a chapter for practitioners seeking to understand the framework through an applied lens and offers evidence for a new scale designed to quantify a leader's CIP profile. Finally, a revised theoretical framework, incorporating key findings to expand the model to meet the diverse needs of future researchers and leaders is offered. This thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for all scholars, researchers and students interested in the charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic approach to leadership, as well as professionals considering the introduction of a new leadership model.

Extending the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Approach to Leadership Multiple Pathways to Success

Extending the Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic Approach to Leadership Multiple Pathways to Success

Author: Samuel T. (Penn State University, USA) Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

The past 15 years of leadership research have taught us a valuable lesson: There is more than one way to be a successful leader. The Charismatic, Ideological, and Pragmatic (CIP) approach to leadership showcases three unique yet equally viable pathways to leading and influencing others. This book reviews the history of the CIP model of leadership and summarizes the empirical findings supporting the framework. Emerging areas of leadership research on the CIP model are explored, including: followership, shared leadership, measurement, and gender. Contributions from a range of international academics provide readers with insight into the foundation of the CIP theory of leadership and into where the future of leadership perspectives are headed. It includes a chapter for practitioners seeking to understand the framework through an applied lens and offers evidence for a new scale designed to quantify a leader's CIP profile. Finally, a revised theoretical framework, incorporating key findings to expand the model to meet the diverse needs of future researchers and leaders is offered. This thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for all scholars, researchers and students interested in the charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic approach to leadership, as well as professionals considering the introduction of a new leadership model.

Organizational Behavior Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

Organizational Behavior Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

Author: Joseph E. (University of New Mexico, USA) Champoux Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2020

The new edition of this essential resource in organizational behavior provides a balanced framework to understand the impact of increasing dynamism and complexity, the importance of collaboration, and the implications for organizational strategy. Covering both psychological and sociological perspectives on organizational behavior, this clearly written and presented textbook offers a comprehensive review of classic organizational behavior theories and approaches, illustrated with updated case studies. The sixth edition includes new material on ethical considerations; international contexts, with renewed attention to Africa and Asia; environmental pressures and responses; groups and intergroup processes; and the vital importance of building change readiness in any organization. Upper-level business and technology students, as well as professionals in executive education courses, will find the book a useful guide to all facets of organizational behavior. A companion website, featuring an instructor manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides, provides additional support for students and instructors.

Organizational Behavior Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

Organizational Behavior Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

Author: Joseph E. (University of New Mexico, USA) Champoux Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2020

The new edition of this essential resource in organizational behavior provides a balanced framework to understand the impact of increasing dynamism and complexity, the importance of collaboration, and the implications for organizational strategy. Covering both psychological and sociological perspectives on organizational behavior, this clearly written and presented textbook offers a comprehensive review of classic organizational behavior theories and approaches, illustrated with updated case studies. The sixth edition includes new material on ethical considerations; international contexts, with renewed attention to Africa and Asia; environmental pressures and responses; groups and intergroup processes; and the vital importance of building change readiness in any organization. Upper-level business and technology students, as well as professionals in executive education courses, will find the book a useful guide to all facets of organizational behavior. A companion website, featuring an instructor manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides, provides additional support for students and instructors.

Writing Differently

Writing Differently

Author: Alison Pullen Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2020

Despite a substantial body of work arguing for a new form of writing about management, organisations, workers, ourselves, and our lives, these calls are ironically made within the traditional scientific language. This volume of Dialogues in Critical Management Studies makes an important effort to facilitate the growth of a nascent movement to write differently and thus capitalise on the fruitful and creative margins which this opens up. Writing Differently is a critical, insightful, poetic and timely collection of essays, poems, plays and auto-ethnographic pieces that showcases the potential of academic writing. These texts reflect how writing is not always something we control or have agency over, demonstrate the multiple ways of expressions that are possible when we write about that which matters and exhibit the rich and varied forms of writing that emerge in the processes of being involved in scholarly work. The volume will be of interest to those interested in alternative ways of working, researching, thinking, organizing, writing research and research lives.

Organization Theory and the Public Sector Instrument, Culture and Myth

Organization Theory and the Public Sector Instrument, Culture and Myth

Public-sector organizations are fundamentally different from their private-sector counterparts. They are part of the society's political organizations and are major political actors. They are multifunctional, follow a political leadership and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public-sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, the book addresses five central aspects of the public-sector organization: goals, values and motivation leadership and steering reform and change effects, learning and implications understanding and design The book challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a political-democratic approach and a new prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector. This second edition of the book contains a range of new and updated themes, examples and references.

Organization Theory and the Public Sector Instrument, Culture and Myth

Organization Theory and the Public Sector Instrument, Culture and Myth

Public-sector organizations are fundamentally different from their private-sector counterparts. They are part of the society's political organizations and are major political actors. They are multifunctional, follow a political leadership and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public-sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, the book addresses five central aspects of the public-sector organization: goals, values and motivation leadership and steering reform and change effects, learning and implications understanding and design The book challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a political-democratic approach and a new prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory and the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector. This second edition of the book contains a range of new and updated themes, examples and references.

Morality, Ethics and Responsibility in Organization and Management

Morality, Ethics and Responsibility in Organization and Management

Author: Robert (The York Management School, UK) McMurray Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2020

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, and regular corporate scandals, there has been a growing concern with the moral and ethical foundations of business. Often these concerns are limited to narrow accounts of governance codes, regulatory procedures or behaviour incentives, which are often characterized by neo-liberal bias underpinned by western masculine logics. This book challenges these limited accounts of ethics and responsibility. It looks at the writing of Gayatri C. Spivak who takes globally networked markets, people, and ideas and provides tools to rethink subjectivity, ethics, and corporate governance. Eschewing strict hierarchical notions of authority and identity, Spivak's work invites us to consider who speaks for whom and for what in organizational contexts. Relationality is also to be found in the radical politics and feminist ethics of Judith Butler who continues to draw on and develop her account of performativity to interpret contemporary organizations, management and work. While popular accounts of corporate ethics often concern themselves with the aims and actions of those at the top of organisations, Lauren Berlant focuses on the struggles of those at the bottom of the new social structures created by contemporary forms of capital. Finally, the book also considers ecological challenges through the work of Val Plumwood, who spent a lifetime considering the threats and responsibilities we face in environmental terms, and developed a feminist ecological philosophy for understanding social and species differences. This book will be relevant to students and researchers across business and management, organizational studies, critical management studies, gender studies and sociology.

When Leaders Face Personal Crisis The Human Side of Leadership

When Leaders Face Personal Crisis The Human Side of Leadership

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman, Laura E. Knouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2020

This book examines a relatively unexplored area of leadership research - personal aspects of leadership - by considering the impact of leaders navigating their own personal crises on their relationships with teams, peers, and supervisors. Through original research as well as an integrative review of the literature, Hickman and Knouse focus on the leader-as-person in crisis, including the real-life personal crises and experiences of leaders. This important volume offers a detailed and thoughtful description of intersecting factors that contribute to the ways in which leaders experience and cope with personal crisis to spur additional research attention to this neglected area. This book also offers current and prospective leaders advice and direction on effectively navigating personal crisis.

When Leaders Face Personal Crisis The Human Side of Leadership

When Leaders Face Personal Crisis The Human Side of Leadership

Author: Gill Robinson Hickman, Laura E. Knouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020

This book examines a relatively unexplored area of leadership research - personal aspects of leadership - by considering the impact of leaders navigating their own personal crises on their relationships with teams, peers, and supervisors. Through original research as well as an integrative review of the literature, Hickman and Knouse focus on the leader-as-person in crisis, including the real-life personal crises and experiences of leaders. This important volume offers a detailed and thoughtful description of intersecting factors that contribute to the ways in which leaders experience and cope with personal crisis to spur additional research attention to this neglected area. This book also offers current and prospective leaders advice and direction on effectively navigating personal crisis.