A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations

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SAGE, Dec 9, 2008 - Social Science - 208 pages
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Relevant across a range of management courses, the Second Edition of A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations offers students a lively, focused and challenging discussion of classical and current ideas about organizations and their management. Building on the hugely popular first edition, a new chapter explores the relationship between organization theory and behaviour as it exists today.

Chris Grey shies away from the sterility of conventional textbooks, offering students an accessible and palatable overview of the field of organization studies that questions and challenges the traditional literature.

 

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This is the least interesting book I have ever read, and I wouldn't be upset about it if Chris Grey did not try to pass it off as interesting. I do not recommend Chris Grey.

Contents

Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me
1
1 Bureaucracy and Scientific Management
21
2 Human Relations Theory and People Management
44
3 Organizational Culture and SelfManagement
65
4 PostBureaucracy and Change Management
85
5 Fast Capitalism and the End of Management
108
6 Business Schools and the Myth of Management Education
133
Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?
153
Recommended Reading
172
References
173
Index
181
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The author is based at the University of Cambridge

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