Inside Organizations

Author: David Coghlan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987504
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Moving away from the common/traditional focus on studying organizations from a distance, this highly engaging book introduces the idea of studying them from the inside. Inside Organizations: Exploring Organizational Experiences guides placement students, and any student undertaking part-time work in an organization, through 'insider inquiry', helping them to develop key reflexive and critical thinking skills for their future careers. . It encourages you to pay attention to what goes on in organizations, to question what you experience and ultimately to make sense of how organizations function. , helping you to develop key reflexive and critical thinking skills for your future careers. This book is ideal for students on programmes with a placement or internship element such as business and management, nursing and health, and education and is especially useful to those doing reflective journals and essays.

Academic Practitioner Relationships

Author: Jean M. Bartunek
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317328345
Format: PDF
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While executives are keen to harness organizational knowledge and improve business performance, the topic of how academics can produce rigorous and relevant theory in working relationships with practitioners is a much contested topic. Many aspects of this knowledge co-creation can create tensions, and the ways in which research is conducted and published can affect practitioner acceptance, as well as its consequent uptake and use in different contexts. Expertly compiled by Jean Bartunek and Jane McKenzie, with contributions from global thinkers in the field, this book offers a concise and up-to-date review of the essential analysis and action underlying scholarly engagement with the world of business. It discusses the sorts of capabilities academics need to collaborate effectively with practitioners and illustrates good practice through international case studies drawn from acknowledged centres of excellence. These show how to negotiate different constituencies with different priorities, values, and practices to work together to produce research of rigor and relevance. It will be a key reference and resource for all researchers who are engaged with practitioners, and an invaluable tool for training academics to develop research with impact.

Handbook of Research on Knowledge Intensive Organizations

Author: Jemielniak, Dariusz
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605661775
Format: PDF
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Provides an international collection of studies on knowledge-intensive organizations with insight into organizational realities as varied as universities, consulting agencies, corporations, and high-tech start-ups.

Emotion in Organizations

Author: Stephen Fineman
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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The topic of emotion has been conspicuously absent from most texts on organizing and organizational behaviour. This groundbreaking book is the first to redress this imbalance by bringing together a range of contributions that clearly demonstrate how analysis of emotion must be part of any convincing theory of organization. The introduction explores the ways in which issues of emotion permeate central themes of organizational analysis, such as language, culture, identity, power and control. Contributors then draw on a number of case studies to examine such issues as: the relations among bureaucracy, rationality and emotion in organizations; masculinity and the gendered nature of emotional control; how organizational order, `

The Sexuality of organization

Author: Jeff Hearn
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803982307
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This exciting, critical text explores the pervasiveness of sexuality in organizations, and the interrelations of sexuality and power in the ongoing production and reproduction of organizational life. Clearly and accessibly, the authors show various ways in which the very processes of organization reflect power relations suffused with dominant forms of sexuality. Specific subjects addressed include sexuality and the labour process, sexual harassment, men's sexuality, lesbians in organizations, and the experiences of women managers and secretaries.

Managing Human Resources by Exploiting and Exploring People s Potentials

Author: Mikael Holmqvist
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905053
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What are the human costs of ambidexterity? In this volume, the contributors examine how employees deal with following routines at the same time as they are expected to break them. They do this in a range of contexts including precarious work, online communities, management consultants, workers in the automotive industry, and consumers of pop-manag

Qualitative Methods in Military Studies

Author: Helena Carreiras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113622856X
Format: PDF
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This book examines the methodology of qualitative research in military studies. Since the end of the Cold War, the number of studies on military and society has grown substantially in substance, size and impact. However, only a tiny part of this bibliography deals in depth with the research methods used, especially in relation to qualitative methods. The data that form the basis of the researchers’ analyses are often presented as if they were immediately available, rather than as a product of interaction between the researcher and those who participated in the research. Comprising essays by international scholars, the volume discusses the methodological questions raised by the use of qualitative research methodology in military settings. On the one hand, it focuses on the specificity of the military as a social context for research: the authors single out and discuss the particular field effects produced by institutional arrangements, norms and practices of the military. On the other, the authors proceed in an empirical manner: all methodological questions are addressed with regard to concrete situations of field research. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, research methods, sociology, anthropology, war and conflict studies and security studies in general.

Organizational Behavior

Author: Michael A. Hitt
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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People are what power organizational performance, competitive advantage, and long-term financial success. Best-selling author Michael Hitt, together with co-authors C. Chet Miller and Adrienne Colella, have written an Organizational Behavior text that helps students understand how Organizational Behavior relates to organizational performance. The author’s strategic approach is a unique framework for studying Organizational Behavior. This approach connects Organizational Behavior to Organizational Performance and shows how the behavior of individuals in organizations drives performance. No other OB book has this organizing framework. Hitt/Miller/Colella’s strategic approach provides a big-picture framework that helps students appreciate and understand the value of OB to organizational performance and to their future careers.

Organization Theory

Author: Ann L Cunliffe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The SAGE Course Companion on Organization Theory is an accessible introduction to a challenging subject area. This book helps readers to extend their understanding of theories and make the connection between them and organizational practice. It will enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements and provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like a organizational theorist but also to think about the subject critically. Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides: - Easy access to the key themes in Organizational Theory - Helpful summaries of the approaches taken by the main course textbooks - Sample questions and answers, with common themes that must always be addressed - Short vignettes and a case study that runs throughout the chapters - Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course - `Taking It Further' sections that suggest how readers can extend their thinking beyond the `received wisdom' The SAGE Course Companion in Organizational Theory is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.