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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Learning and Knowing in Practice-based Studies

    Learning and Knowing in Practice-based Studies

    Silvia Gherardi, Antonio Strati
    Why is it that so many aspects of organizations are now spoken of as practices? How can organizations be studied within a practice-based approach? How can workable knowledge about them be produced? The authors answer these questions theoretically and through empirical examples. They provide an overview on practice-based studies illustrating their main topics, research methods, and the theoretical reflections that support a non-rationalist and non-cognitivist view of organizations. The book addresses the principal features of practice-based theorizing and its key concepts, then concludes with methodological reflections on the practice-based approach. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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