Organizing and organizations: an introduction

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This major textbook in organizational behaviour does what most other textbooks in the field do not: it captures and conveys the 'lived experience' of being and working in organizations while also introducing students to key concepts, research and literature in organizational analysis. The book is in two main parts. The first explores the processes of organizing through a series of chapters, each based on a different facet of organizational life. These reveal the texture of everyday organizing with its deals and games, gossip and jokes, tensions and conflicts, pleasures and pain. Theoretical concepts and practical implications are woven lightly but cogently into an accessible and engrossing narrative, which draws on a large number of first-hand accounts from members of organizations. The second part of the book comprising a substantial thesaurus//dictionary discusses in more detail over 150 terms and concepts from the first part. A table connecting the chapters with traditional categories in organizational behaviour is also included. Organizing and Organizations meets the clear need for an introductory text that integrates insights from both theoretical and experiential understandings of organizations. It will be essential reading for students of organizational behaviour, organization theory, and the psychology and sociology of organizations.

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David Sims is the official photographer for the U.S. edition of "Harper's BAZAAR". His work has also appeared in "L'Uomo Vogue", "Vogue Homme International" and "The Face", and he has shot ad campaigns for such clients as Calvin Klein Jeans, Prada, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Helmut Lang, Pepsi, and The Gap.

Stephen Fineman is a senior professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Bath's School of Management. Recognized as the first to be published in the field of emotion in organizations, Fineman has been writing on the topic for over 12 years. His works include two successful editions of "Emotion in Organizations," key chapters in "The Handbook of Organization Studies," and a critique on emotion research in "Academy of Management Review,

Yiannis Gabriel is a lecturer at The Management School, University of Bath. He is currently engaged in a study of organizational folklore, collecting, classifying, and interpreting a large number of organizational myths and stories. He is the author of Freud and Society (Routledge, 1983), Working
Lives in Catering (Routledge, 1988), and joint author of Organizing and Organizations (Sage, 1993), The Unmanageable Consumer (Sage, 1995), and Experiencing Organizations (Sage, 1996). He has also written numerous articles that bring together his research interests in psychoanalytic theory and
organization studies. He is Joint Editor of Management Learning.

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