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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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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 35.00   Web: $ 28.00
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  2. CSR as a Management Idea

    CSR as a Management Idea

    Edited by Mats Jutterström, Peter Norberg
    CSR (corporate social responsibility) has become a widely diffused concept in the business world. This book explores CSR as a management idea, that is, as a tool for organizational reform. It shows that CSR has much in common with other popular management ideas such as lean production, total-quality-management, just-in-time, business-process-reengineering and six sigma, but there are also significant differences. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. 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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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  4. Critical Perspectives on Leadership

    Critical Perspectives on Leadership

    Edited by Jeanette Lemmergaard, Sara Louise Muhr
    Situated in the field of critical leadership studies, the chapters of this book set out to challenge the general assumption that emotionality is the antithesis of rationality. The authors expand upon the existing discussions of leadership emotions and reveal how toxicity and dysfunctionality are not merely simple, negatively coercive, or repressive phenomena, but can also have productive and enabling connotations. The book includes comprehensive overviews of traditional leadership thinking and in addition provides readers with critical reflections on concepts such as ignorance, authenticity, functional stupidity and vanity in leadership. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. Free to Fail

    Free to Fail

    Hugh van der Mandele, Arjen C. van Witteloostuijn
    This challenging book tackles one of the most fundamental questions in economics: Why are commercial organizations more efficient than organizations in the public domain? Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  6. Entrepreneurship across Generations

    Entrepreneurship across Generations

    Eleanor Hamilton
    Entrepreneurship Across Generations examines dimensions of identity, gender and learning to understand the complex fabric of family business. An interpretation of narratives from two generations in five families constitutes entrepreneurship as an inherently social, rather than individual, phenomenon. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  7. 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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  8. 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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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 49.95   Web: $ 39.96
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  9. 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
    2014   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  10. 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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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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  11. Family Business Dynamics

    Family Business Dynamics

    Annika Hall
    This engaging book reveals how and why family relations influence the dynamics of family owned businesses. The author examines the relevance of role and identity to the strategic development and the succession process of family businesses. She explores the individual and organisational implications of these roles and identities at different stages in the family and business life cycles. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  12. 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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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  13. Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Performance

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Performance

    Tobias Gössling
    Does it pay for businesses to act morally? This book attempts to answer this question. Taking a positive approach, it demonstrates that, under certain conditions, organizations can act responsibly and profitably at the same time. It elaborates on these conditions and provides evidence for the assumed positive relation between responsibility and profitability. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  14. 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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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  15. The Power of Networks

    The Power of Networks

    Mikkel Flyverbom
    With an ever-growing number of users, the Internet is central to the processes of globalization, cultural formations, social encounters and economic development. These aside, it is also fast becoming an important political domain. Struggles over disclosure, access and regulation are only the most visible signs that the Internet is quickly becoming a site of fierce political conflict involving states, technical groups, business and civil society. As the debate over the global politics of the Internet intensifies, this book will be a valuable guide for anyone seeking to understand the emergence, organization and shape of this new issue. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  16. The Monstrous Organization

    The Monstrous Organization

    Torkild Thanem
    Drawing on contemporary debates in organization theory, this book explores the monsters that populate organizations, what organizations do to these monsters, and how this challenges us to re-construct organization theory. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  17. Trust and Human Resource Management

    Trust and Human Resource Management

    Edited by Rosalind H. Searle, Denise Skinner
    An organization’s human resource management (HRM) policies and their implementation have long been claimed to influence trust within an organizational environment. However there has, until now, been a limited examination of the relationship between the two. In this unique book, the contributors explore the HRM cycle from entry to exit, and examine in detail the issue of trust and its links with HRM. Each chapter takes an aspect of HRM including; selection, performance management, careers and personal development, training, change management and exit, and offers a new understanding and insight into the role, importance and challenges to trust within these processes. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  18. Collaborative Strategic Improvement through Network Action Learning

    Collaborative Strategic Improvement through Network Action Learning

    Paul Coughlan, David Coghlan
    Improvement is fundamental to the competitiveness of networks and requires the participating firms to collaborate in identifying and introducing changes. This book presents collaborative strategic improvement as a cycle of activities in which firms in a network can engage together. Drawing on actual cases, authors link this cycle with disciplined action learning as a means of building upon experience generated through collaborative action. They describe how a network can learn from experience and deploy that learning in the marketplace. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Organizational Spaces

    Organizational Spaces

    Edited by Alfons van Marrewijk, Dvora Yanow
    This insightful book poses interesting theoretical and methodological questions for the processes of spatial design and the treatment of workspaces in organizational settings of various kinds. The contributors expertly answer the need for practical field research on spatial settings and materiality in organizations of various sorts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. A Narrative Approach to Business Growth

    A Narrative Approach to Business Growth

    Mona Ericson
    Mona Ericson conceptualizes business growth using a participatory narrative approach, adopting story-like representations of growth activity. This approach emphasizes the use of description, conceptualization, knowledge sharing and interpretation. It connects the subject and the researcher allowing the latter to better understand the actual practice of growing a business, while also extending the study to the novice and general reader alike. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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