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Organizational theory & behaviour books

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The Routledge Companion to Trust by Rosalind Searle The Routledge Companion to Trust

In recent years, trust has enjoyed increasing interest from a wide range of parties, including organizations, policymakers, and the media. Perennially linked to turbulence and scandals, the damaging and rebuilding of trust is a contemporary concern affecting all areas of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks Extending Network Thinking by Peter Groenewegen Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks Extending Network Thinking

This volume explores recent advances in network research, strengthening theorizing on social structures and meaning in and between organizational networks. The volume will interest researchers seeking to explain organizational phenomena through the analysis of communications and information from archival/secondary electronic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Diversity and Management Thematic Approaches by Jean-Francois Chanlat Diversity and Management Thematic Approaches

International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion examines the complex nature of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work through interdisciplinary, comparative and critical perspectives.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox by Wendy K. (Associate Professor of Management, the Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware) Smith The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox
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Organizations are rife with paradoxes, evident in persistent and interwoven tensions for example between stability and change, flexibility and control, diversity and inclusion, long term and short term, social and financial, learning and performing. This Handbook investigates paradoxes across various...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Human Factor Approach to Managerial and Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness by Senyo Adjibolosoo The Human Factor Approach to Managerial and Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

A lack of appreciation for the significance of personality traits in performance has resulted in organizational inefficiency, but Adjibolosoo proposes a framework that analyzes spiritual capital, moral capital, human capital, aesthetic capital, human ability and human potential and addresses any...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Loyalist Team How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, Rebecca Teasdale The Loyalist Team How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations
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Four leading business consultants show how to build great teams--those who work to ensure each other's success as they work to ensure their own, operate with absolute candor, and value loyalty and honesty--to deliver results, create a happy work environment,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Talent Management in Practice An Integrated and Dynamic Approach by Marian Thunnissen, Eva Gallardo-Gallardo Talent Management in Practice An Integrated and Dynamic Approach
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Talent Management is one of the fastest growing themes in the management field, yet, there is little knowledge about the nature of TM in practice, and how TM evolves over time. This book offers an integrated framework, based on empirical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

The Language of Global Success How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations by Tsedal Neeley The Language of Global Success How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations

For nearly three decades, English has been the lingua franca of cross-border organizations, yet studies on corporate language strategies and their importance for globalization have been scarce. In The Language of Global Success, Tsedal Neeley provides an in-depth look at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Gender and the Professions International and Contemporary Perspectives by Kaye Broadbent Gender and the Professions International and Contemporary Perspectives

This book examines gender and professions in the 21st century. Historically the professions encompassed law, medicine and the church, all of which excluded women from participation. Industry and the 20th century introduced new professions such as engineering and latterly information...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Citizenship in Organizations Practicing the Immeasurable by Suzan Langenberg Citizenship in Organizations Practicing the Immeasurable

This book explores the concept of citizenship, and the role that organizations can or do play in its creation, stimulation and control. Offering multiple organizational perspectives (private and public organisations) and their relation to several types of output (citizenship, poverty,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/08/2017

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Sustainability and Organizational Change Management by Stewart Clegg Sustainability and Organizational Change Management

There is no bigger challenge for organizational change management in the contemporary world than achieving greater sustainability. The challenges associated with sustainable development are multifaceted, including criteria pertaining to the delivery of environmental, social, ethical and economic results. Creating sustainable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Our House Changing Organisations the Visual and Active way by Antony (Santo and Williams P/L, Australia) Williams Our House Changing Organisations the Visual and Active way
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Group Leadership by Andy Milward Group Leadership

Grounded in the latest research and practical experience in client organizations, this book provides a coherent theory of the leadership of groups. The authors show how this knowledge can be used to inspire and motivate groups to deliver positive spirals...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

A New History of Management by Stephen Cummings, Todd Bridgman, John Hassard, Michael Rowlinson A New History of Management
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This book argues that if we are to think differently about management, we must first rewrite management history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Group Leadership by Andy Milward Group Leadership

Grounded in the latest research and practical experience in client organizations, this book provides a coherent theory of the leadership of groups. The authors show how this knowledge can be used to inspire and motivate groups to deliver positive spirals...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

New Forms of Ownership Management and Employment by Glenville Jenkins New Forms of Ownership Management and Employment

Originally published in 1990. Why has the pattern of ownership in British industry changed so dramatically in recent years? This high-level and wide-ranging discussion on the developments of the industrial scene in Britain investigates why such changes have occurred, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Women in Leadership Contextual Dynamics and Boundaries, Second Edition by Karin Klenke Women in Leadership Contextual Dynamics and Boundaries, Second Edition

The 2nd edition of this book, originally published in 2011, captures many significant recent developments and achievements in women's leadership. Women in virtually every context discussed in the book--politics, sports, business, technology, religion, military and international--have made dramatic gains in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Staging Organization Plays as critical commentaries on workplace life by Steven S. Taylor Staging Organization Plays as critical commentaries on workplace life

This original and thought-provoking book takes a new approach to engaging with organizational theory and making sense of organizations. Consisting of seven plays written by the author, each is followed by a stimulating commentary by a noted scholar, exploring the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition by Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge Essentials of Organizational Behavior, Global Edition
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For courses in organizational behavior. A streamlined presentation of key organizational behavior concepts Essentials of Organizational Behavior teaches students how to communicate and interact within organizations, through real-world scenarios. The text offers comprehensive coverage of key organizational behavior (OB) concepts,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Gender and the Organization Women at Work in the 21st Century by Nancy Harding, Marianna Fotaki Gender and the Organization Women at Work in the 21st Century
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Discussions of feminism and gender in organizations and management studies in general, have become stuck in a time-warp. This lies in stark contrast to the wide range of topical published work on feminist and gender theory that is available. Through...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Organizing Christmas by Philip (University of Essex, UK) Hancock Organizing Christmas
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Organizing Christmas is an exploration of the organizational character of Christmas. Taking as its starting point the view that Christmas originally achieved popularity due to its potential to promote social cohesion and political stability, this book both charts, and scrutinizes,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Learning and Innovation in Hybrid Organizations Strategic and Organizational Insights by Paolo Boccardelli Learning and Innovation in Hybrid Organizations Strategic and Organizational Insights

Reflecting the emergence of new organizational forms and hybrid organizations, this edited collection explores the processes of exchange, collaboration and technological management that have changed organizational structures. By investigating the impact that inter-organizational collaboration can have on the production and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Production, Safety and Teamwork in a Deep-Level Mining Workplace Perspectives from the Rock Face by Sizwe Phakathi Production, Safety and Teamwork in a Deep-Level Mining Workplace Perspectives from the Rock Face

The book highlights the day-to-day lived experience of miners' work and organisational practices that shape the day-to-day running of the production process in a deep-level mining workplace.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies Volume II: Methods and Possibilities by Martyna Sliwa Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies Volume II: Methods and Possibilities

This book provides a thorough review of tested qualitative methods often used in organization studies, and outlines the challenges and essential requirements of designing a qualitative research project. The methods examined include case studies, observation, interviewing and the repertory grid...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2017

Leadership and Cultural Change Managing future well-being by Ramona (University of Nevada, USA) Houmanfar Leadership and Cultural Change Managing future well-being
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Contemporary confluences of leadership decision-making and citizenship behavior often unintentionally contribute to the depletion of the world's resources - escalating health, education, and social crises, as well as community, societal, and cultural struggles - to adapt to emerging global shifts....
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Team Dynamics Over Time by Lauren B. Landon Team Dynamics Over Time

This volume focuses on the temporal adaptations of teams. An increase in the use of teams has led to more team research throughout the fields of cognitive science, human factors, organizational psychology, and behavioral science. This book serves as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers by David B. Szabla The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers

The key developments and advancements in organizational change over the last century are the result of the research, theories, and practices of seminal scholars in the field. While most books simply outline a theorist's model, this handbook provides invaluable insight...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Scenario Thinking Preparing Your Organization for the Future in an Unpredictable World by George Cairns, George Wright Scenario Thinking Preparing Your Organization for the Future in an Unpredictable World
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Develops scenario planning methods in ways that link scenario analysis to improved decision making, engage time-poor senior decision makers, attenuate decision makers' tendency to deflect responsibility for bleak, negative scenario outcomes, and enhance causal analysis within scenario-storyline development.What if?
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Ghosts in the Machine Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control by Christine (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia) Owen Ghosts in the Machine Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control
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This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Large Group Facilitator's Manual A Collection of Tools for Understanding, Planning and Running Large Group Events by Kerry Napuk The Large Group Facilitator's Manual A Collection of Tools for Understanding, Planning and Running Large Group Events

Most organizations are adept at using small groups - witness the widespread use of teams. Yet, how do you work with 20 to 500 people at a time? How would you involve all stakeholders in a critical issue or the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers by Paul Duncan Kitchin An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers gives a comprehensive overview of how organisations work, with a special focus on group and team working, and issues of diversity and intercultural management. This second edition has been updated throughout,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers by Paul Duncan Kitchin An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour for Managers and Engineers gives a comprehensive overview of how organisations work, with a special focus on group and team working, and issues of diversity and intercultural management. This second edition has been updated throughout,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Organizational Routines How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed by Jennifer (Diageo Reader in Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge) Howard-Grenville Organizational Routines How They Are Created, Maintained, and Changed
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This volume seeks to explore how process theorizing can advance understanding of organizational routines. It reviews the main approaches to routines, and presents new thinking and research.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

A New History of Management by Stephen Cummings, Todd Bridgman, John Hassard, Michael Rowlinson A New History of Management
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This book argues that if we are to think differently about management, we must first rewrite management history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

International Organizational Behavior Transcending Borders and Cultures by Dean McFarlin, Paul Sweeney International Organizational Behavior Transcending Borders and Cultures
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This book focuses on understanding and managing organizational behavior in an international context, considering the conceptual framework of culture and offering practical advice for navigating cultures in the workplace. Readers will gain new tools to interpret behavior, helping them to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

International Organizational Behavior Transcending Borders and Cultures by Dean McFarlin, Paul Sweeney International Organizational Behavior Transcending Borders and Cultures
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This book focuses on understanding and managing organizational behavior in an international context, considering the conceptual framework of culture and offering practical advice for navigating cultures in the workplace. Readers will gain new tools to interpret behavior, helping them to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

Skillful Performance Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations by Jorgen (Professor in Management and Organisation, University of Queensland Business School, University of Queensland) Sandberg Skillful Performance Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations
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The purpose of this book is to adopt a process lens to advance our understanding of how capabilities, knowledge, competence, and expertise are enacted in the skilful performance of individuals, groups, and organizations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Getting New Things Done Networks, Brokerage, and the Assembly of Innovative Action by David Obstfeld Getting New Things Done Networks, Brokerage, and the Assembly of Innovative Action

Our networks-and how we work them-create vital ties that bind. Organizations recognize and reward this fact by leaning ever more heavily on collaboration, particularly when it comes to getting new things done. This book offers a framework that explains how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Precarious Professional Work Entrepreneurialism, Risk and Economic Compensation in the Knowledge Economy by Alexander Styhre Precarious Professional Work Entrepreneurialism, Risk and Economic Compensation in the Knowledge Economy

This book examines the new conditions under which professional work, often referred to as knowledge-intensive work, is organised and how professional groups who have traditionally been granted jurisdictional discretion now have their work routines renegotiated. In the new economic regime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Reframing Organizations Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal Reframing Organizations Artistry, Choice, and Leadership
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Set aside trends to focus on the fundamentals of great leadership Reframing Organizations provides time-tested guidance for more effective organizational leadership.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

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