Organizing & Organizations

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Organizing and Organizations is well loved by students and lecturers for its accessible, conversational tone and insightful real-life examples introducing the study of organizations and organizational behaviour. Fineman, Gabriel and Sims, eminent academics in the field, cover a wealth of key concepts, research and literature leaving students informed and engaged.

The Fourth Edition builds on the strengths of previous editions, to provide you with a textbook that continues to stand out from the rest. This new edition has been fully developed to include:

- New chapters on Influence and Power, and Innovation and Change.

- A new section within each chapter that highlights the theoretical links informing the chapters.

- New review questions to test and apply your understanding of the ideas in each chapter.

- New 'reading on' sections that direct you to free links to highly recommended journal articles relating to each chapter's coverage, and found on the companion website.

- New critical review questions at the end of each chapter to encourage debate.

- Each chapter is now enlivened with pictorial illustrations.

- A fully updated glossary of key concepts in the study of organizations

Organizing and Organizations integrates a strong critical approach throughout.

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Contents

ORGANIZATION AND ORGANIZING
1
2 ENTERING AND LEAVING
13
3 LIFELONG LEARNING
28
4 MOTIVES AND MOTIVATING
49
5 RULES ARE RULES
63
6 BUILDINGS AND ORGANIZING
81
7 LEADING
98
8 POLITICS AND DEALS
117
15 INNOVATION AND CHANGE
231
16 FEELINGS
249
17 SEX
266
18 SERIOUS JOKING
280
19 VIRTUALITY
292
20 CAREER SHIFTS
305
21 PRODUCING AND CONSUMING
316
22 WORKING AND LIVING
333

9 INFLUENCE AND POWER
132
10 US AND THEM
149
11 BEING DIFFERENT
163
12 MORALS
179
13 GREENING
196
14 MACHINES AND ROUTINES
213
23 LEARNING AND ORGANIZINGIN UNCERTAIN TIMES
346
THESAURUS
353
BIBLIOGRAPHY
450
AUTHOR INDEX
486
SUBJECT INDEX
497
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About the author (2009)

Stephen Fineman is Professor of Organizational Behaviour, School of Management, University of Bath

CONTRIBUTORS' AFFILIATIONS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:

Gillian Bendelow University of Warwick

Karen P Harlos University of Otago, Dunedin

Avraham N Kluger The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Berry Mayall University of London

Anat Rafaeli Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Haifa

Varda Wasserman The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Yiannis Gabriel is Professor of Organizational Theory at Bath University. Yiannis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Yiannis is well known for his work into organizational storytelling and narratives, leadership, management learning and the culture and politics of contemporary consumption. He has used stories as a way of studying numerous social and organizational phenomena including leader-follower relations, group dynamics and fantasies, nostalgia, insults and apologies. He has also carried out extensive research on the psychoanalysis of organizations.

Yiannis is founder and coordinator of the Organizational Storytelling Seminar series, now in its fourteenth year (See http://www.organizational-storytelling.org.uk/), the author of nine books and numerous articles. He is elected to the board of EGOS and is currently Senior Editor of Organization Studies. His enduring fascination as a researcher lies in what he describes as the unmanageable qualities of life in and out of organizations.

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