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  1. 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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  2. Classics in Critical Management Studies

    Classics in Critical Management Studies

    Edited by Mats Alvesson
    This authoritative collection presents seminal papers from leading academics on the evolving field of management studies. It encompasses sections on organization theory, organizational culture and behaviour as well as management specialisms. Professor Alvesson has selected key papers to reflect the scholarly debates and pivotal arguments surrounding the development of this field of study. This indispensable volume, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of immense value to students, scholars and practitioners interested in this topical and relevant field. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 386.00   Web: $ 347.40
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Moralizing the Corporation

    Moralizing the Corporation

    Boris Holzer
    This insightful book examines how transnational corporations respond to the challenges of anti-corporate activism and political consumerism. In prominent cases involving major corporations such as Nestlé, Nike and Royal Dutch/Shell, transnational activists have successfully mobilized public opinion and consumers against alleged corporate misdemeanours. Campaigns and boycott calls can harm a corporation’s image but, as this book points out, public scrutiny also gives corporations the opportunity to present themselves as responsible and accountable corporate citizens who subscribe to the very norms and values propagated by the activists. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Economic Advice and Rhetoric

    Economic Advice and Rhetoric

    Onno Bouwmeester
    This book compares the approaches of consultants and academic advisers and provides an in-depth analysis of their advice argumentation. Both compete on the market for economic advice, with consultants enjoying a larger market share and usually obtaining higher fees. However, academics criticize them for overcharging, shallowness, and quick-and-dirty methods. So, are consultants’ clients misled or even cheated? Not necessarily. The book reveals that academics have drawbacks as well; their arguments are less balanced than those of consultants and their estimates contradict each other more. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  7. Ethics and Organizational Practice

    Ethics and Organizational Practice

    Edited by Sara Louise Muhr, Bent Meier Sørensen, Steen Vallentin
    This timely book provides a collection of critical explorations and discussions of managerial ethics and their moral foundations. It is concerned with theoretical, conceptual and practical matters, and thus provides an open and broad approach to a very dense field of enquiry. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. 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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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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  9. Organizing Democracy

    Organizing Democracy

    Edited by Göran Sundström, Linda Soneryd, Staffan Furusten
    This fresh and fascinating book adds an organizational perspective to the analysis of governance and democracy. It argues that a number of organizational factors challenge the notion of agency assumed by a governance model. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Standardization

    Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Standardization

    Kristina Tamm Hallström, Magnus Boström
    This enriching book provides a novel analysis of the organizational processes behind the establishment, maintenance, and challenges of non-state authority. In doing so, it compares three transnational, multi-stakeholder standard-setting processes: those of the Forest Stewardship Council, the Marine Stewardship Council, and the International Organization for Standardization on the subject of social responsibility (ISO 26000). The authors theorize the fragility of authority defined as legitimate power. They examine the problematic nature of the long-term transnational multi-stakeholder work upon which this authority is based, including the risks of being ruled out by competing rule setters or being split apart by the centrifugal forces inherent in the multi-stakeholder logics. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. 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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  12. Governance in a Disenchanted World

    Governance in a Disenchanted World

    Helmut Willke
    This book expounds the idea of a disenchanted world composed of nation states and global functional systems. The nation state is losing some of its regulatory prerogatives and, at the same time, extending its legitimacy base in ‘chains of legitimacy’ to transnational institutions. There is neither a global democracy nor a global government. Therefore, establishing alternative forms of legitimacy, accountability and participation in a secular world seem mandatory. Helmut Willke examines the resurgence of moral reasoning in global affairs, pushed by various fundamentalisms, that indicates a real danger of a regression of democracy. The separation of private morals and public policies, the book argues, remains the basis of global aspirations of democracy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Temporary Organizations

    Temporary Organizations

    Edited by Patrick Kenis, Martyna Janowicz-Panjaitan, Bart Cambré
    This important and timely book provides a systematic treatment of temporary organizations – an increasingly prevalent organizational form in which organizations work together on a joint task – for example, a movie production, a rescue operation, development of a new product – for an ex ante limited period of time. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. 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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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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  15. Critical Management Studies at Work

    Critical Management Studies at Work

    Edited by Julie Wolfram Cox, Tony G. LeTrent-Jones, Maxim Voronov, David Weir
    This book is the first of its kind to reflect on what it means to actually perform critical management studies (CMS): how consultants, researchers, teachers and managers negotiate the tensions they experience in their everyday practice. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  16. The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, Brynhildur Davidsdottir
    Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of industrial ecosystems, concentrating specifically on regions and networks. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. Public Sector Leadership

    Public Sector Leadership

    Edited by Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink, Anthony E. Middlebrooks
    The authors of this book define the issues facing public authorities and organizations in a range of developed nations as they address the challenges of the 21st century. They examine an array of ways leaders across these nations are addressing these challenges. The result is a comprehensive analysis of ways to improve leadership in the public sector and of the role of political and administrative leaders in shaping the future of the public sector. The overriding question addressed by this volume is how public leadership across the globe addresses new challenges (e.g., security, financial, demographic), new expectations of leaders (e.g., New Public Management, multi-sector service provision), and what leadership means in the new public sector. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  18. 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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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  19. 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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  20. Organizational Routines

    Organizational Routines

    Edited by Markus C. Becker, Nathalie Lazaric
    This book showcases advanced empirical research that applies the concept of organizational routines to understanding organizations and how they change and evolve. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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