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  1. Managing Intensity and Play at Work

    Managing Intensity and Play at Work

    Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen
    In this thought-provoking book Niels åkerstrøm Andersen uses a unique combination of deconstruction, systems theory and discourse theory to critically discuss topics such as the management of feelings, partnerships as second order promises, and work–life balance as an immune defense against over-socialized employees. He assesses the parallels between layoffs in intimate organizations and modern professional divorce discourses, and explores the dichotomy of double-bounded management commanding both ‘do as I say’ and ‘be autonomous’. In so doing, Professor Andersen encourages the reader to look at relationships in the workplace in new ways. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Institutional Theory and Organizational Change

    Staffan Furusten
    Whether or not they are aware of it, managers do not fully control the nature and timing of their decisions. Their framework of action is limited by institutional constraints in the surrounding environment – what is technically, economically, socially and culturally possible in different contexts. With a better understanding of their environment – and how it affects how they think, what they do and why they do it – decision-makers are also better able to make more carefully considered decisions about organizational change. In this book Staffan Furusten discusses why it is difficult for organizations around the world to resist the pressures of the institutional environment and how organizations worldwide – big and small, private and public – are becoming increasingly alike. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Software Ecosystems

    Software Ecosystems

    Edited by Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Michael Cusumano
    This book describes the state-of-the-art of software ecosystems. It constitutes a fundamental step towards an empirically based, nuanced understanding of the implications for management, governance, and control of software ecosystems. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  4. Handbook of Economic Organization

    Handbook of Economic Organization

    Edited by Anna Grandori
    This comprehensive and groundbreaking Handbook integrates economic and organization theories to help elucidate the design and evolution of economic organization. Economic organization is regarded both as a subject of inquiry and as an emerging disciplinary field in its own right, integrating insights from economics, organization theory, strategy and management, economic sociology and congnitive psychology. The contributors, who share this integrated approach, are distinguished scholars at the productive peak in their fields. Each original, state-of-the art chapter not only addresses foundational issues, but also identifies key issues for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 308.00   Web: $ 277.20
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  5. The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution

    The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution

    John Child, Kenneth K.-T. Tse, Suzana B. Rodrigues
    Offering insights of unusual richness, this book examines one of the world’s most important business environments to determine the way that organizations can develop through interaction with their environments. It fills a gap in our understanding of the evolution of the Chinese business environment and throws light on the theory of co-evolution in order to inspire management practice. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  6. How to Conduct a Practice-based Study

    How to Conduct a Practice-based Study

    Silvia Gherardi
    The practice-based approach to the study of work and organizing has been widely adopted in recent years, yet its theoretical and methodological systematization has only just begun. Silvia Gherardi expertly provides an overview on the topics and issues addressed by practice-based studies. By means of a series of examples drawn from the best-known analyses using this approach, the book provides methodological guidance on how to conduct empirical research on practices, and how to interpret them from three perspectives: practices ‘from outside’ practices ‘from inside’, and the social effects produced by practices. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship

    Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Daniel Hjorth
    Organisational entrepreneurship represents an interdisciplinary field of research that relates organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation studies in new ways. This Handbook establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary domain, challenges our perception of relationships between organisation(s) and entrepreneurship, and asks new questions central to our capacity to describe, analyse and understand organisational entrepreneurship. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 253.00   Web: $ 227.70
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  8. Organizations and Archetypes

    Organizations and Archetypes

    Monika Kostera
    Archetypes are common patterns containing hidden images of human motivations, offering inspiration and awakening imagination. This book is a collection of such tales, connected to twelve organizational archetypes, where each is illustrated by more general theoretical reflections, current management and organization theory literature, as well as practical examples. Monika Kostera proposes an imagery and language for self-management and self-organization for non-corporate use including entrepreneurs and multipurpose NGOs. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. Cyberfactories

    Cyberfactories

    Barbara Czarniawska
    Have you ever wondered how organizations decide which news is important? This insightful book portrays in detail everyday work in three news agencies: Swedish TT, Italian ANSA and the worldwide Reuters. This unique study is about organizing rather than journalism, revealing two accelerating phenomena: cybernization (machines play a more and more central role in news production) and cyborgization (people rely more and more on machines). Barbara Czarniawska reveals that technological developments lead to many unexpected consequences and complications. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Handbook of Research Methods on Trust

    Handbook of Research Methods on Trust

    Edited by Fergus Lyon, Guido Möllering, Mark N.K. Saunders
    The Handbook of Research Methods on Trust provides an authoritative in-depth consideration of quantitative and qualitative methods for empirical study of trust in the social sciences. As this topic has matured, a growing number of practical approaches and techniques has been utilised across the broad, multidisciplinary community of trust research, providing both insights and challenges. This unique Handbook draws together a wealth of research methods knowledge gained by trust researchers into one essential volume. The contributors examine different methodological issues and particular methods, as well as share their experiences of what works, what does not work, challenges and innovations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  11. An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship

    An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship

    Howard E. Aldrich
    This much-needed book draws together Howard Aldrich’s key contribution to entrepreneurship research over recent decades. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 220.00   Web: $ 198.00
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 53.00   Web: $ 42.40
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  12. Branded Lives

    Branded Lives

    Edited by Matthew J. Brannan, Elizabeth Parsons, Vincenza Priola
    Branded Lives explores the increasingly popular concept of employee branding as a new form of employment relationship based on brand representation. In doing so it examines the ways in which the production and consumption of meaning at work are increasingly mediated by the brand. This insightful collection draws on qualitative empirical studies in a range of contexts to include services, retail and manufacturing organizations. The contributors explore the nuances of employee branding from various disciplinary standpoints such as: organization studies, marketing, human resource management and industrial relations. They take a critical perspective on work and organizations and document the lived experience of work and employment under branded conditions. In investigating the extent to which a variety of organizational strategies seek to mould workplace meanings and practices to further build and sustain brand value and the effectiveness of these in terms of employee responses, the authors question whether the attempt to ‘brand’ workers’ lives actually enhances or diminishes the meaning and experience of work. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Handbook of Employment and Society

    Handbook of Employment and Society

    Edited by Susan McGrath-Champ, Andrew Herod, Al Rainnie
    This Handbook deepens and extends the engagement between research concerned with work and employment and labour geography. It links fundamental concepts concerning the politics of place that human geographers have developed in recent years with the world of work. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  14. Unmasking the Entrepreneur

    Unmasking the Entrepreneur

    Campbell Jones, André Spicer
    This book asks what lies behind the friendly face of the entrepreneur. It challenges the widespread idea that entrepreneurship is a necessary and good thing, subjecting ‘the entrepreneur’ to critical analysis. Unmasking the Entrepreneur demonstrates the socially embedded nature of entrepreneurship and considers the history, ethics and politics of entrepreneurship. Drawing on a range of ideas from critical social theory and philosophy, it investigates entrepreneurship in unusual places such as among illegal immigrants and revolutionary France. Ultimately, this book offers a unique and powerful critique of the very idea of the entrepreneur. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  15. Organizing in the Face of Risk and Threat

    Organizing in the Face of Risk and Threat

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska
    Barbara Czarniawska is a distinguished scholar and author in the field of organization. Drawing on her extensive knowledge she has gathered together other leading experts to apply organization theory to yet another relevant field of practice – risk management. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. A Cognitive Theory of the Firm

    A Cognitive Theory of the Firm

    Bart Nooteboom
    In this important and timely book, Bart Nooteboom develops and applies a social cognitive theory of firms and organizations with a focus on learning and innovation. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. Handbook of Social Capital

    Handbook of Social Capital

    Edited by Gert Tingaard Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen
    The Handbook of Social Capital offers an important contribution to the study of bonding and bridging social capital networks, balancing the ‘troika’ of sociology, political science and economics. Eminent contributors, including Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom, explore the different scientific approaches required if international research is to embrace both the bright and the more shadowy aspects of social capital. The Handbook stresses the importance of trust for economies all over the world and contains a strong advocacy for cross-disciplinary work within the social sciences. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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  18. The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship

    The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Daniel Hjorth, Chris Steyaert
    This fourth book in the New Movements in Entrepreneurship series focuses on the politics and aesthetics of entrepreneurial processes, in order to shed light on entrepreneurial creation itself. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. Social Capital

    Social Capital

    Edited by Viva Ona Bartkus, James H. Davis
    This book showcases new innovative research in economics, politics, sociology, and management regarding the topic. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines present ground-breaking new research exploring the still-undiscovered value of social capital. The book employs a self-consciously multi-disciplinary approach to address two objectives: reaching out and reaching in. Through theoretical and empirical scholarship, the authors explore the many contexts in which the phenomenon can have impact. In effect, social capital research reaches out to issues of economic well-being, civic participation, educational achievement, knowledge and norm formation, and competitive advantage. Further, the authors investigate the many connections between the core themes of social capital and the pillars on which it rests, including structural networks, cognition, relationships and trust. This book is fundamentally about bridging – bridging across disciplines, units of analysis, and themes. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  20. Handbook of Organizational Routines

    Handbook of Organizational Routines

    Edited by Markus C. Becker
    This cutting-edge, multidisciplinary Handbook comprises specially commissioned contributions surveying state-of-the-art research on the concept of organizational routines. An authoritative overview of the concept of organizational routines and its contributions to our understanding of organizations is presented. To identify those contributions, the role of organizational routines in such processes as organizational learning, performance feedback, and organizational memory is discussed. To identify how the concept can contribute to different disciplinary fields, the expert authors review applications across a range of fields including political science, sociology, and accounting. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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