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Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback): Richard Mulholland Legacide - Why Legacy Thinking Is The Silent Killer Of Innovation (Paperback)
Richard Mulholland 1
R180 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

“We need to innovate!” - every CEO ever!

Innovation is not about changing your product, it’s about changing your mindset. It’s not about doing something new, it’s about stopping doing something old. This entire book rehashes these two lines in as many ways as ground-breaking (if you dropped him off a high platform wearing heavy shoes) business thinker Richard Mulholland was able to do in around 125 pages.

Changing the legacy mindset is not easy, but hot-damn, it’s worthwhile. Legacide, the book, hopes to do just that.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."

"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron

They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture... They're Your Rules ... Break Them! - 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture (Paperback)
Douglas Kruger 1
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This book offers 50 innovative ways of looking at your business as a long-term, dynamic, progressive entity. Here you will find 50 ways to ditch the atrophying forces and create an exponentially achieving, high-performance culture in your organisation.

Some rules help us, but some don’t. Do you know which to ditch? And do you know how to create a dynamic, learning culture that doesn’t rely on blind bureaucracy? Elon Musk did it with Tesla and Space-X. Pixar does it too. The Israeli Defence Force and US Navy SEALS have been doing it for decades, and their results have been astonishing.

In a world of exponential organisations, rule-bound dinosaurs will fall and fade. But you don’t have to.

They’re your rules. Break them!

Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd): S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G.... Organisational Behaviour - Global And Southern African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd)
S.P. Robbins, T.A. Judge, A. Odendaal, G. Roodt 2
R727 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R126 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

The third revised edition of Organisational Behaviour: Global and Southern African Perspectives is based on the best-selling 15th global edition by Stephen Robbins and Timothy Judge. This edition has been updated to reflect current research findings from a global and a local perspective, and looks at the individual, group and organisational levels.

Key features in this edition include:

  • A unique four-tier model explains the contextual issues and the challenges that South African organisations are facing.
  • Important terminology is explained in side notes and is included in a glossary.
  • Case incidents that look at the South African context are paired with questions to stimulate critical thinking and the application of theory.
  • Perennial issues in South African organisations, such as ethics and diversity, are integrated with other themes throughout the book.

There are a number of additions that stimulate critical thinking and application:

  • Updated local and international research data reflect current trends in organisational behaviour.
  • New relevant cases look at South African companies and the issues that today's organisations face.
  • Industry-specific examples are highlighted and dealt with in 'OB in the news', 'Myth or science', 'OB in a global context', 'From concepts to skills' and 'Point-counterpoint' discussions.
  • Summaries and sections on implications for managers emphasise the practical application of concepts in the workplace.
  • Questions for review, experiential exercises and ethical dilemmas stimulate student engagement.
Human resource management (Paperback, 4th ed): Trevor Amos, Noel Pearse, Liezel Ristow, Adrian Ristow Human resource management (Paperback, 4th ed)
Trevor Amos, Noel Pearse, Liezel Ristow, Adrian Ristow
R539 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R100 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

People and their effective management are key to sustainable organisations. The authors of Human resource management, now in its fourth edition, combine their respective experience from both academia and the workplace to provide a balanced and useful book that covers the key principles for the effective management of people. The book has a sound theoretical base, which includes a wide range of topics from areas such as the human resource management function, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, leadership, labour legislation and labour relations. Furthermore, there are self-awareness exercises to assist readers in applying theory to their own insight. For those wanting to test their knowledge, each chapter contains multiple-choice questions. The five case studies at the end of the book create a further opportunity for readers to develop their ability to practically manage people. As with previous editions, the book has been written and designed in a user-friendly style and format and it available with a slideshow for each chapter.

Management Principles - A Contemporary Edition For Africa (Paperback, 6th Edition): P.J. Smit, M.J. Vrba, T. Botha Management Principles - A Contemporary Edition For Africa (Paperback, 6th Edition)
P.J. Smit, M.J. Vrba, T. Botha 2
R699 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R138 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The business environment changes constantly, and so too must the approaches to managing a business organisation successfully. Among the plethora of management theories, each proposing that it provides the best solution to optimising an organisation, a few have stood the test of time and are considered principles that all modern managers should know and be able to apply.

Management Principles: A Contemporary Edition For Africa focuses on these core management principles. It provides learners with a sound knowledge of the business environment, how to manage scarce resources, and the functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling.

The book also highlights the importance of sound decision-making, information management, optimising a diverse workforce, managing different organisational cultures, managing people (individuals, groups and teams) and business ethics.

We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback): Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck (Paperback)
Brad Shorkend, Andy Golding 1
R280 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R59 (21%) In stock

GOOGLE Search: my job makes me...

- my job makes me miserable
- my job makes me depressed and anxious
- my job makes me cry
- my job makes me sick to my stomach
- my job makes me suicidal
- my job makes me feel worthless
- my job makes me angry
- my job makes me drink

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING?!!! This was the authors' immediate reaction when they saw these prompts from Google (so many people had previously searched all of these that Google assumed they were going to as well). Consider how many millions of people need to have typed in these particular statements relating to their jobs for this to occur?

Are you feeling uncomfortable as you read them? Either because you feel the same way, or because you lead, own or work in a business full of people and if you’re brutally honest with yourself you may realise that this is quite possibly exactly how they feel. Do you have any tangible or quantifiable measure for how much this may be enhancing or diminishing your business bottom line? Most importantly, do you know what to do to meaningfully impact this? To create that work doesn’t suck! (step 1) And even better, is AWESOME! (step 2).

Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding are the co-founders of Still Human. They help businesses around the world remain relevant by creating exceptional employee experiences and being innovation-ready always, ultimately becoming Companies Behaving Awesomely.

Principles of Business Management (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Jerome Kiley, Theuns Oosthuizen, Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers,... Principles of Business Management (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Jerome Kiley, Theuns Oosthuizen, Sharon Rudansky-Kloppers, Andreas de Beer, Maggie Holtzhausen, … 1
R608 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R93 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

What tasks do business managers have to fulfill? What are the plans which you need to put in place to ensure success? How important is financial management? How can you lead and motivate your staff? Principles of Business Management third edition is a foundational text that provides a solid theoretical grounding in general management principles such as leadership, motivation, and control. It emphasizes management functions such as marketing, finance, operations management, and purchasing and supply chain management, and gives attention to the entrepreneurial process. The textbook also provides guidance on writing a business plan. Features such as Readers, Critical thinking boxes, case studies and revision questions engage the student and facilitate the application of learning. Principles of Business Management third edition provides an excellent introduction for entry-level Business Management students. It is suitable for students at universities and universities of technology who plan to go into management in the private or NGO sectors or intend to become entrepreneurs.

Focus On Management Principles - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed): Andreas de Beer, Dirk Rossouw Focus On Management Principles - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed)
Andreas de Beer, Dirk Rossouw 1
R259 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R40 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Focus on Management Principles A generic approach presents management principles that are needed in the workplace today to ensure the sustainability of an organisation.

The following topics are discussed:

  • How management theory has evolved and the environment in which management operates
  • The tasks of management
  • Leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational culture, diversity management, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, organisational politics, change management and HIV/Aids in the workplace.
Essentials Of Marketing (Paperback, 5th Edition): Mike Cant Essentials Of Marketing (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Mike Cant 1
R416 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R72 (17%) In stock

Understanding the customer, identifying opportunities and threats in the market and integrating the elements of marketing in a suitable and winning combination are all paramount to the survival of organisations in the 21st century. Essentials of Marketing explains the fundamental aspects of marketing alike. It is a must-have resource for those responsible for keeping their organisations abreast with the latest developments in the marketing environment.

Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition): Marek Korczynski, Tony Watson Sociology, Work And Organisation (Paperback, 7th New edition)
Marek Korczynski, Tony Watson 1
R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The seventh edition of Sociology, Work and Organisation is outstandingly effective in explaining how we can use the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations, occupations, management and employment and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.

Intellectual and accessible, it is unrivalled in the breadth of its coverage and its authoritative overview of both traditional and emergent themes in the sociological study of work and organisation. The direction and implications of trends in technological change are fully considered and the book recognises the extent to which these trends are intimately related to changing patterns of inequality in modern societies and to the changing experiences of individuals and families.

Key features of the text are:

  • clear structure;
  • ‘key issue’ guides and summaries with each chapter;
  • identification of key concepts throughout the book;
  • unrivalled glossary and concept guide;
  • rich illustrative snapshots or ‘mini cases’ throughout the book.

This text engages with cutting-edge debates and makes conceptual innovations without any sacrifice to clarity or accessibility of style. It will appeal to a wide audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates and academics working or studying in the area of work and the organisation of work, as well as practitioners working in the area of human resources and management generally.

Managing for the Future - Organizational Behavior and Processes (Paperback, 3rd edition): John Van Maanen, Maureen Scully,... Managing for the Future - Organizational Behavior and Processes (Paperback, 3rd edition)
John Van Maanen, Maureen Scully, Deborah Ancona, Thomas Kochan
R807 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R115 (14%) In stock

Managing for the Future is an innovative approach to teaching organizational behavior based on the course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The text first presents the new organization, examining it through strategic, political, and cultural lenses. Then the role and impact of teams and central issues facing the organization itself are explored. The last section of the text focuses on skills--the goal being not only to present the new organization but also illustrate how students can become better actors within it. Each of the 14 modules provides many instructional options through cases, readings, exercises and projects. Managing for the Future's modular format allows for even greater flexibility, allowing instructors to select only the topics they need to suit their course needs. Managing for the Future's flexible design and its' experiential-based approach make the text and appealing choice for today's MBA students.

Organization Development and Change (Hardcover, 10th edition): Thomas Cummings, Christopher Worley Organization Development and Change (Hardcover, 10th edition)
Thomas Cummings, Christopher Worley
R846 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R120 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Market-leading ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, 10th Edition blends rigor and relevance in a comprehensive and clear presentation. The authors work from a strong theoretical foundation to describe, in practical terms, how behavioral science knowledge can be used to develop organizational strategies, structures, and processes.

Focus On Operational Management - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed): Andreas de Beer, Dirk Roussow Focus On Operational Management - A Generic Approach (Paperback, 4th ed)
Andreas de Beer, Dirk Roussow
R377 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R62 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Focus on Operational Management: A Generic Approach gives a general overview of management principles and the general management activities needed by the operational and first-time manager in the workplace today. These principles are important for the sustainability of an organisation.

The following topics are discussed:

  • The new workplace environment
  • The changing role of the operational and first-time manager
  • Operational planning, operational decision-making and problem-solving, organizing operational resources, operational control and leadership
  • Employment relations in the workplace
  • Organisational culture, diversity management, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, organisational politics and change management in the workplace.
Organizational Behavior - Managing People and Organizations (Hardcover, 12th edition): Stanley Gully, Ricky Griffin Organizational Behavior - Managing People and Organizations (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Stanley Gully, Ricky Griffin
R803 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R115 (14%) In stock

Prepare to Think and Act like a manager with the powerful insights, solid concepts, and reader-friendly approach in ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS, 12th Edition. This text equips you with the skills and practical understanding to meet modern management challenges. You will delve into the fundamentals of employee behavior in today's organizations as the book balances classic management ideas with thorough coverage of the most recent organizational behavior developments and contemporary trends. Memorable examples from organizations and managers you will instantly recognize are woven throughout the book and work with new cases and boxed features that focus on pressing issues and reinforce the book's practical perspective. You'll also learn more about your strengths and areas where you need development though an array of self-assessment activities.

Employee Engagement In A South African Context (Paperback): Hester Nienaber, Nico Martins Employee Engagement In A South African Context (Paperback)
Hester Nienaber, Nico Martins
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Employee engagement is at the forefront of business agendas as it facilitates organisational performance. Engaged employees result in delighted customers, which in turn contribute to improved financial results.

The book address the following issues:

  • What is “employee engagement” – different levels i.e. organisational, department/team, individual?
  • Why is employee engagement important?
  • Measuring employee engagement; the different instruments available; the different national and international approaches in measuring employee engagement; why is it important to account for context in measuring?
  • High level overview of the Nienaber and Martins employee engagement framework and measurement instrument (including trust)
  • The current state of employee engagement in SA
  • Engagement and related human resource concepts/constructs (eg. organisational culture, commitment, citizen behaviour).
Behavior in Organizations - Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition): Jerald Greenberg Behavior in Organizations - Global Edition (Paperback, 10th edition)
Jerald Greenberg 2
R1,118 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R198 (18%) In stock

For one-semester, undergraduate and graduate level courses in Organizational Behavior. Unique and current insight on the everyday processes and phenomena of OB. Behavior in Organizations shows students the real world of OB through its blend of cutting-edge research and practical applications. This text then challenges students to take theory one step further by having them put the concepts into action. The many changes in the tenth edition reflect the authors' never-ending mission to present a balance between knowledge and application, while including coverage on the latest advances in the field.

Organisational Behaviour - Managing People and Organisations: South Africa (Paperback): Ricky Griffin, Stanley Gully, Jean... Organisational Behaviour - Managing People and Organisations: South Africa (Paperback)
Ricky Griffin, Stanley Gully, Jean Phillips
R640 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R94 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This first South African edition of Organisational Behaviour: Managing People and Organisations aims to make students more successful in their life and career by helping them understand themselves, understand organisations, and understand the role of organisational behaviour in their personal career success. It enables students to develop sound knowledge of individual and group behaviour in organisations and to appreciate how the entire organisational system operates. This will enhance their understanding of how to apply the organisational behavioural concepts to a range of different problems or situations. The text gives students a complete understanding of the modern context of organisational behaviour, including ethics, diversity, competitive advantage, technology and the global context. This edition prepares South African students for the realities of the country's business environment by engaging with familiar private- and public-sector organisations and pertinent local issues. A global business perspective is balanced with an African one, which highlights the importance of workforce diversity. This edition also explores the South African labour force and legislative environment, and how these shape organisational behaviour and influence management decisions.

Turn The Ship Around! - A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules (Paperback): L. David Marquet Turn The Ship Around! - A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules (Paperback)
L. David Marquet 1
R288 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R112 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'David Marquet is the kind of leader who comes around only once in a generation ... his ideas and lessons are invaluable' Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why Captain David Marquet was used to giving orders. In the high-stress environment of the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered submarine, it was crucial his men did their job well. But the ship was dogged by poor morale, poor performance and the worst retention in the fleet. One day, Marquet unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. He realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Marquet took matters into his own hands and pushed for leadership at every level. Before long, his crew became fully engaged and the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst t first in the fleet. No matter your business or position, you can apply Marquet's approach to create a workplace where everyone takes responsibility for their actions, people are healthier and happier - and everyone is a leader.

Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ray French, Charlotte. Rayner, Gary Rees, Sally Rumbles Organizational Behaviour (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ray French, Charlotte. Rayner, Gary Rees, Sally Rumbles
R1,229 R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Save R123 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Organizational Behaviour, Third Edition, builds on the strengths and successes of the previous editions and has been fully updated to reflect changes in the world of work and the context of organizational behaviour within that world. The authors combine a managerial approach, focusing on practical, real-world applications, with a rigorous critical perspective that analyses the research behind the theories. The text addresses alternative theoretical perspectives, in parallel to the introduction of new worldwide cases and examples. The concise coverage of the core topics can be applied to both one-semester and year-long teaching and learning patterns. In addition, the text includes a strong applied focus stressing the applicability of all topic areas in work organisations, as well as examples from across a wide variety of business and geographic sectors. The fully updated online resource package at www.wiley.com/college/french includes PowerPoint slides, a lecturer test bank, instructor s manual and additional cases. Students can access self-test quizzes, glossary flashcards, a student study guide and links to relevant journal articles, as well as interactive modules and skills assessments.

Advanced communication skills - For organisational success (Paperback, 2nd ed): Marietta Swart, Maretha Hairbottle, Rynette... Advanced communication skills - For organisational success (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Marietta Swart, Maretha Hairbottle, Rynette Scheun, Lisel Erasmus-Kritzinger, Vusi Mona
R445 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R30 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills a person can possess. It can pave the way to success, not only in terms of career but also in every other aspect of life where communication plays a role. 

Advanced communication skills focuses on essential communication skills and competencies for all aspects of the world of work. Advanced communication skills takes an integrated theory and practical approach to learning. It is designed to foster workplace communication in order to benefit interpersonal relationships, which in turn leads to personal enrichment, greater job satisfaction and increased productivity. The final chapter contains a selection of case studies with questions to assist in the evaluation of communication skills.

Advanced communication skills is aimed at managers, personal assistants, professional secretaries and all those studying towards certificates, diplomas or degrees in colleges and universities. It fully covers the syllabus for Communication N5/N6 at technical and vocational education and training colleges, and will prepare students for the national examinations in these subjects.

Essentials of Organizational Behavior (International Student Edition) - An Evidence-Based Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised... Essentials of Organizational Behavior (International Student Edition) - An Evidence-Based Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Terri A. Scandura
R1,951 R1,658 Discovery Miles 16 580 Save R293 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* Author Terri A. Scandura uses an evidence-based approach to introduce students to new models proven to enhance the well-being, motivation, and productivity of people in the work place. The book is built around an organising framework designed to help students understand individual behaviour and learn how to influence and motivate others, build relationships and lead change. New case studies including on topics such as virtual teams, equal pay and the gender wage gap and the use of apps at work introduce timely and relevant discussions to help foster student engagement are included with the interactive eBook . The new 2nd edition includes: A new Emotions and moods chapter that delves into topics like emotional intelligence, emotional contagion and affective neuroscience A new Power and Politics chapter that unpacks the most effective influence strategies and helps students develop their political skills A streamlined table of contents now combines perception and decision making in a single chapter and change and stress in a single chapter Rigorously updated with the latest research to include expanded coverage of Machiavellian leadership, ethical decision making and organisational design though change Best Practice in Research in Action boxes as well as Toolkit Activities and Self-Assessments have been added to make the text even ore hands on and practical. The book is supported by online resources, including a coursepack for instructors consisting of assessment tools, assignable SAGE Premium video, sample course syllabi and lecture notes. Whilst for students, there is a study site that includes eFlashcards, chapter summaries, video resources and access to SAGE journal content. Suitable reading for students on Organizational Behavior modules. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781544331294). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Make Time - How To Focus On What Matters Every Day (Paperback): Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky Make Time - How To Focus On What Matters Every Day (Paperback)
Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) In stock

'If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book.' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention?

As creators of Google Ventures' renowned 'design sprint', Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products like Gmail and YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own personal habits and routines, looking for ways to help individuals optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days.

Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction. Make Time is a must-read for anyone who has ever thought 'if only there were more hours in the day...'

Atomic Habits - An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Hardcover): James Clear Atomic Habits - An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Hardcover)
James Clear 1
R430 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R150 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Elgar Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis (Paperback): Marco Berti Elgar Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis (Paperback)
Marco Berti
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Our knowledge and understanding of organizations is both enabled and constrained by an invisible relationship of power that is embedded in the ways in which we act and speak. This book offers a succinct but comprehensive introduction to the vast field of organizational discourse analysis, the approach that studies organization as a linguistic phenomenon, and offers an original approach to investigate the relationship between materiality and discourse. Three original images of discourse are employed: discourse as a map, discourse as organizing and discourse as a mask. These metaphors are used as cognitive tools to highlight different implications and perspectives on discourse. The book critically compares and contrasts various linguistic-focused approaches to the study of organizations, and proposes the use of linguistic phenomena in connection with other methodologies. One section even offers an exemplification of the proposed approach to discourse analysis, presenting a map of discursive terrain, which plays a central role in the reproduction of local organizational and management discourses. This rich and approachable introduction is targeted at graduate and doctoral students, as well as non-specialist academics who want to familiarize themselves with the organizational discourse debate.

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