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How Groups Encourage Misbehavior (Hardcover): Kevin R. Murphy How Groups Encourage Misbehavior (Hardcover)
Kevin R. Murphy
R2,716 Discovery Miles 27 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How Groups Encourage Misbehavior explores the psychological and social processes by which groups develop a tolerance for and even encourage misbehavior. Drawing from decades of research on social, cognitive and organizational psychology, as well as a deep well of historical research, this book shows how commitment to groups, organizations and movements can turn moral individuals into amoral agents. Pulling together what have been traditionally distinct areas of study, How Groups Encourage Misbehavior provides a detailed and unified account of how good organizations go bad and how groups of all types can push otherwise honest and upright individuals to behave in ways that violate laws and social norms. This text describes how social norms, rationalization, the characteristics of formal and informal groups, attachment to groups and organizations, and the structure of organizational life can all contribute to misbehavior. Each chapter includes one or more sidebar discussions of relevant and interesting examples to illustrate the ways groups and organizations encourage and support misbehavior. The final two chapters discuss how many of these same attributes and processes can be used to encourage positive behaviors and foster recovery from dysfunctional and corrupt cultures and modes of behavior. A valuable text for a broad range of psychology courses, How Groups Encourage Misbehavior will especially appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students interested in ethics in organizations and the intersection between social psychology and organizational behavior.

The Emergence of Corporate Governance - People, Power and Performance (Hardcover): Knut Sogner, Andrea Colli The Emergence of Corporate Governance - People, Power and Performance (Hardcover)
Knut Sogner, Andrea Colli
R3,069 Discovery Miles 30 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Corporate governance is not just about models of best practice organisation or prescriptions following laws or social conventions. Corporate governance is also about persons of power seeking performance, and they do so in ways that transcend structures and pre-conceived notions of the structural set-up of the business. This book emphasises the decision-making dimensions of corporate governance, placing it right in the messy middle of the ever-changing world of capitalism, focussing on the interplay between professional managers and shareholders. This book aims to bring together several fresh perspectives on the development of capitalism seen through the lens of corporate governance. It illustrates the role of intentionality and persons, both as a method with which to understand processes of change, but also as a principle with which to seek a deeper understanding of the corporate governance choices made. It will be of interest to researchers, academics and students in the fields of corporate governance and entrepreneurship, as well as practitioners and other audience interested in the evolution of capitalism and corporate culture.

Paradoxes of Power and Leadership (Hardcover): Miguel Pina E. Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg, Armenio Rego, Marco Berti Paradoxes of Power and Leadership (Hardcover)
Miguel Pina E. Cunha, Stewart R. Clegg, Armenio Rego, Marco Berti
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why do great companies and other organizations fail, sometimes abruptly? Why do admired leaders fall from their organizational pedestals? Why do young and promising managers derail? Why do organizations create and reinforce rules that manifestly damage both them and those that they employ, serve and sustain? Leadership is a much-discussed but ill-defined idea in business and management circles. Analysing and understanding the skills and behaviours exhibited in leadership practice reveal that leaders exhibit paradoxical activities that challenge our understanding of organizations. In this text, the authors identify leadership behaviours that compete towards business equilibrium: selfish versus selfless, distance versus proximity, consistency versus individuality, enforcing professional standards versus flexibility and control versus autonomy. These paradoxical dilemmas require a reflexive and analytical approach to a subject that is tricky to define. The book explores the paradoxes of power and leadership not as a panacea for solving organizational problems but as a lens through which leadership and power are seen as an exercise in dynamic balance. Read this book as an invitation to the paradoxes of power and leadership that frame organizational life today. Be prepared to find surprises - and some counterintuitive arguments. Providing a thought-provoking guide to the traits and skills that will help readers to understand and navigate paradoxical leadership behaviour, this reflexive book will be a useful reading for students and scholars of business, management and psychology globally.

The Flow of Management Ideas - Rethinking Managerial Audiences (Hardcover): Stefan Heusinkveld, Marlieke van Grinsven, Claudia... The Flow of Management Ideas - Rethinking Managerial Audiences (Hardcover)
Stefan Heusinkveld, Marlieke van Grinsven, Claudia Gross, David Greatbatch, Timothy Clark
R2,101 Discovery Miles 21 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The widespread promotion of management ideas, their regular inclusion in textbooks and business school curricula and their use in organizational change programs has engendered debates about the impact of these ideas on management and organizational practice. Based on analyses of managerial audience members' activities and related meaning-making prior to, during and after guru events with leading management thinkers, this book sheds new light on how management practitioners come to use management ideas in the different relevant contexts of their working lives. The authors argue that a broader, more differentiated and more dynamic view of managerial audiences is essential in understanding the impact of management ideas as well as the nature of contemporary managerial work. For scholars and students in organisation studies, knowledge management and management consultancy, as well as reflective management practitioners.

An Economic Theory of Managerial Firms - Strategic Delegation in Oligopoly (Hardcover): Luca Lambertini An Economic Theory of Managerial Firms - Strategic Delegation in Oligopoly (Hardcover)
Luca Lambertini
R3,061 Discovery Miles 30 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The separation between ownership and control has become common practice over the last century, in most medium and large firms across the world. Throughout the twentieth century, the theory of the firm and the theory of industrial organization developed parallel and complementary views on managerial firms. This book offers a comprehensive exposition of this debate. In its survey of strategic delegation in oligopoly games, An Economic Theory of Managerial Firms is able to offer a reinterpretation of a range of standard results in the light of the fact that the control of firms is generally not in the hand of its owners. The theoretical models are supported by a wealth of real-world examples, in order to provide a study of strategic delegation that is far more in-depth than has previously been found in the literature on industrial organization. In this volume, analysis is extended in several directions to cover applications concerning the role of: managerial firms in mixed market; collusion and mergers; divisionalization and vertical relations; technical progress; product differentiation; international trade; environmental issues; and the intertemporal growth of firms. This book is of great interest to those who study industrial economics, organizational studies and industrial studies.

Corporate Risk Management for International Business (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz, Triant Flouris Corporate Risk Management for International Business (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Ayse Kucuk Yilmaz, Triant Flouris
R3,541 Discovery Miles 35 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents research on how businesses can be empowered to manage their company's risk exposure in international settings. It elaborates on approaches that advocate the minimizing of threats and sizing opportunities as the best strategy through which corporate objectives are maximized. With a focus on international business management, the book starts off with a review of literature and companies that are international in nature, before presenting several main chapters that highlight the different vital sides of both international business and risk management. Corporate Risk Management for International Business serves as a key source for managers and academic researchers in risk management and strategy to understand all related issues of managing risks and setting strategies in global way. The book also serves as a decision making guide for managers that are active in volatile and dynamic environments of international business.

Language in International Business - The Multilingual Reality of Global Business Expansion (Hardcover): Rebecca Piekkari,... Language in International Business - The Multilingual Reality of Global Business Expansion (Hardcover)
Rebecca Piekkari, Denice E. Welch, Lawrence S. Welch
R2,632 Discovery Miles 26 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a terrific book. With English now established as the lingua franca of business, some might be tempted to assume that language isn't a big deal any more in the world of business. But the authors show how mistaken this assumption is. With a mix of careful of research and detailed examples, they show how language use in international firms influences the meaning of written documents, power relationships between people, and how individuals make sense of their corporate environment. Language becomes, in effect, a window on the entire set of challenges faced by an international firm, and this has profound implications for executives and researchers alike.' - Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School, UK'A comprehensive treatment of a key international business variable that we all too often take for granted. Language is and will remain a critical component of business performance in a global environment.' - Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, US 'The authors' analysis of the multilingual reality of global business expansion is consistent with my experience as chairman of a global company. Although the book has been written by academics, the writing style is clear and direct, making it an accessible and enjoyable read for anyone in the business community who is interested in the way language impacts business performance. I am happy to recommend it.' - Antti Herlin, Board Chairman, KONE Corporation, Finland Language permeates every facet of international business in the 21st century. However, being aware of this multilingual reality is not enough. This book presents a case for recognizing and appreciating the importance of language, its multifaceted role and the range of effects it may have on internationalizing firms. Responding to the growing interest in the role of language in international business, this book presents language as a critical management challenge for the internationalizing firm. Several perspectives are explored, including the individual, the firm and the broader society in which language use is embedded. Empirical examples of language roles are identified through examining human resource management, international marketing and foreign operation modes and networks in business. Language in International Business reveals a fresh understanding of the complexity of the multilingual reality that internationalizing firms face. Students from undergraduate to PhD level studying international business and management, sociolinguistics or international business communication will benefit from the rich source of new research questions ascertained in this book. Business practitioners will find the book insightful, managerially-oriented, and easily accessible. Contents: 1. Language and Global Business Expansion 2. Translation 3. Confronting Language: The Individual in the Organisational Context 4. Language and International Management 5. Language and Networks 6. Language and Human Resource Management 7. Language and International Marketing 8. Language and Foreign Operation Modes 9. Language Strategy and Management 10. Conclusion Index

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing in a Downturn (Paperback): Harvard Business Review HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing in a Downturn (Paperback)
Harvard Business Review
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How do the most resilient companies survive&#8212and even thrive&#8212during a slowdown? If you read nothing else on surviving a tough economy and coming back stronger, read these 15 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help your company persevere through economic challenges and continue to grow while your competitors stumble. This book will inspire you to: Harness your resources to pull through a pandemic Learn the right lessons from previous recessions Minimize pain while cutting costs and managing risk Foster a healthy culture during anxious times Make smart moves to protect your own job Seize the opportunity to innovate and reinvent your business This collection of articles includes "Seize Advantage in a Downturn" by David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter; "How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward: A Research Roundup" by Walter Frick; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity" by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rohm and Haas's Former CEO on Pulling off a Sweet Deal in a Down Market" by Raj Gupta; "How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy" by Robert I. Sutton; "Layoffs That Don't Break Your Company" by Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta; "Getting Reorgs Right" by Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood; "Reigniting Growth" by Chris Zook and James Allen; "Reinvent Your Business Model Before It's Too Late" by Paul Nunes and Tim Breene; "How to Protect Your Job in a Recession" by Janet Banks and Diane Coutu; "Learning from the Future" by J. Peter Scoblic; "5 Ways to Stimulate Cash Flow in a Downturn" by Eddie Yoon and Christopher Lochhead; "The Case for M&A in a Downturn" by Brian Salsberg; "Include Your Employees in Cost-Cutting Decisions" by Patrick Daoust and Paul Simon; and "Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World" by Carsten Lund Pedersen and Thomas Ritter. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.

Memos from a Theatre Lab - Exploring what immersive theatre 'does' (Hardcover): Nandita Dinesh Memos from a Theatre Lab - Exploring what immersive theatre 'does' (Hardcover)
Nandita Dinesh
R1,306 Discovery Miles 13 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What does Immersive Theatre 'do'? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme - one an 'immersive' experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production - Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study of her work Pinjare (Cages) sets out the 'hows' and 'whys' of her specific aesthetic framework. Memos from a Theatre Lab places Dinesh's practical work within the context of existing analyses of Immersive Theatre, using this investigation to generate an underpinning theory of how Immersive Theatre works for its participants.

Beyond Bad Apples - Risk Culture in Business (Paperback): Michelle Tuveson, Daniel Ralph, Kern Alexander Beyond Bad Apples - Risk Culture in Business (Paperback)
Michelle Tuveson, Daniel Ralph, Kern Alexander
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The one bad apple spoiling the whole barrel has become a common metaphor used with reference to risk culture in organisations. This "inside-out" perspective begins with the individual as the unit of analysis and follows with inferences to the broader environment. Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008, risk culture for many has become the explanation for shortcomings, poor decisions, and moral failures in organisations. This volume presents an institutional perspective of the forces that shape risk culture, and culture more generally, in organisations through a multi-disciplinary examination from a variety of leading academics and subject specialists. The authors demonstrate that firms play a role as manufacturers and managers of risk and they challenge common conceptions that attribute risk to chance circumstances or rogue behaviours. The foundational concepts needed for an institutional view of risk culture are highlighted with subsequent links to significant developments within society and firms.

Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship - New Directions in Theory and Research (Hardcover): Michael Lounsbury, Joep... Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship - New Directions in Theory and Research (Hardcover)
Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, Stine Grodal
R3,072 Discovery Miles 30 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Even though the study of innovation and entrepreneurship is a diverse, multi-disciplinary endeavour, the role of culture is often neglected or under-emphasized. Building on the cultural turn that has swept across the social sciences and humanities over the past couple of decades, Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides cutting-edge theoretical and empirical insights about how culture shapes innovation and entrepreneurship. It features novel contributions that enhance our understanding about a variety of important theoretical issues related to symbolic management, framing, legitimacy, optimal distinctiveness, institutional logics and the dynamics of cultural entrepreneurship in and across organizations. This book also addresses a diverse range of topics such as the design of craft goods, the creation of the Guggenheim museum, entrepreneurial ecosystems, open innovation, crowdfunding, the mafia and grand challenges. The chapters in this volume will be of interest to a diverse array of scholars, from those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation to cultural studies, contemporary social theory, organization studies and management. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Innovation: Organization and Management.

Organisational Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Gert Alblas, Ella Wijsman Organisational Behaviour (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Gert Alblas, Ella Wijsman
R1,734 Discovery Miles 17 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For many years, Organisational Behaviour has been the number one introduction into organisational psychology. Alblas and Wijsman offer an inspirational description of the behaviour of people in organisation and offer explanations for these behaviours. Moreover, the authors indicate how this knowledge can be put to use in managing an organisation. This makes Organisational Behaviour a suitable work for a vast range of courses in higher economic, technical, and social education alike. The inclusion of newspaper and online articles in this addition clearly illustrates its applicability in practice. Its clear use of language, comprehensive summaries, case histories with evaluation assignments, and practice tests on the accompanying website make this book a very suitable tool for self-study.

Practicing Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering - Applying the Employee-Centric Theory of Organization (Paperback,... Practicing Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering - Applying the Employee-Centric Theory of Organization (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Jan A.P. Hoogervorst
R1,932 Discovery Miles 19 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book introduces, explains, and illustrates the theories, concepts, and methods needed for sound enterprise engineering. These are based on foundational insights, specifically those concerning the employee-centric theory of organization, which are put into practice by coherently and consistently applying them to enterprise design and change. The book consists of five main chapters, the first of which emphasizes the importance of linking foundational insights with the enterprise engineering design science for practicing them in enterprise design within the scope of enterprise governance concerned with enterprise change. Chapter 2 summarizes the necessary philosophical, ontological and ideological foundations of enterprise design and change. Subsequently, chapter 3 outlines essential aspects of enterprise change and describes the relation between enterprise governance and the process of enterprise design, while chapter 4 details the enterprise engineering design science and the actual enterprise design process, its various perspectives and both its intermediate and final results. Lastly, chapter 5 illustrates in detail the application of all the process steps in a single, extensive example. In this way, the book shows how all the cornerstones of enterprise design and change, as well as the employee-centric theory of organization can be applied. The book is mainly intended for students in areas such as business administration, management and organization science, governance, and enterprise and information systems design. However, professionals working in these areas will also benefit from the book, as it provides them with all the elements needed for engineering enterprise design, and details their application.

Alien Thinking - How to Bring Your Breakthrough Ideas to Life (Hardcover): Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, Michael Wade Alien Thinking - How to Bring Your Breakthrough Ideas to Life (Hardcover)
Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, Michael Wade
R525 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R92 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How do you come up with ideas that change the world? ________________ This bold and inspiring new book argues that everyone who made leaps of creative genius - whether to cure Ebola or circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon - had one thing in common; they all thought like ALIENs. Distilling over a decade of research into a fascinating journey through history, science and business, Bouquet, Barsoux and Wade reveal that there are five patterns of thinking that distinguish true innovators from the rest of us; Attention, Levitation, Imagination, Experimentation and Navigation. But, crucially, they show how utilising this model will help you solve any complex problem and come up with ground-breaking ideas of your own. ________________ 'Stuck in innovation stagnation? Read this brilliant book, and you'll break free from it' Rolf Dobelli, author of the million-copy bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly 'A sharp critique of the conventional wisdom around innovation with thought-provoking advice for how to do it better' Jake Knaap, New York Times-bestselling author of Sprint

Management and Governance of Intergovernmental Organizations (Paperback): Ryan Federo, Angel Saz-Carranza, Marc Esteve Management and Governance of Intergovernmental Organizations (Paperback)
Ryan Federo, Angel Saz-Carranza, Marc Esteve
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What happens to intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) after their creation has remained in mystery over the years. Although the current globalized outlook has sparked new and growing interests on the role that IGOs play in the global landscape, the scholarship has largely focused on the political aspects of cooperation, primarily on how and why different IGO member states interact with each other and the outcomes associated with such cooperation. Research is yet to untangle how these organizations work and operate. This Element addresses this niche in the literature by delving into two important aspects: the management and governance of IGOs. We build on a four-year research program where we have collected three types of different data and produced several papers. Ultimately, the Element seeks to provide scholars with a description of the inner workings of IGOs, while providing guidance to policymakers on how to manage and govern them.

Intercultural Communication for Global Business - How Leaders Communicate for Success (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Elizabeth... Intercultural Communication for Global Business - How Leaders Communicate for Success (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Elizabeth A. Tuleja
R6,065 Discovery Miles 60 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As concise and practical as ever, this new edition brings together principles and new theories in intercultural communication, focusing on communication as the foundation for management and global leadership. Grounded in the need for building awareness and knowledge, practicing mindfulness, and then working on skill development, this text examines the concepts associated with understanding culture and communication in the global business environment to help readers: understand intercultural communication processes; improve self-awareness and communication in intercultural settings; expand skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving intercultural communication challenges at work; and evaluate whether one's communication has been effective. This fully updated new edition also includes completely updated case studies, with an increased emphasis on non-US perspectives, to show real-world applications across the globe. Richly illustrated with new examples and activities, this text is the ideal companion for any business student or manager dedicated to communicating more effectively in a globalized society.

Organization Development Interventions - Executing Effective Organizational Change (Hardcover): William J Rothwell, Sohel M.... Organization Development Interventions - Executing Effective Organizational Change (Hardcover)
William J Rothwell, Sohel M. Imroz, Behnam Bakhshandeh
R3,084 Discovery Miles 30 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

To effectively adapt and thrive in today's business world, organizations need to implement effective organizational development (OD) interventions to improve performance and effectiveness at the individual, group, and organizational levels. OD interventions involve people, trust, support, shared power, conflict resolution, and stakeholders' participation, just to name a few. OD interventions usually have broader scope and can affect the whole organization. OD practitioners or change agents must have a solid understanding of different OD interventions to select the most appropriate one to fulfill the client's needs. There is limited precise information or research about how to design OD interventions or how they can be expected to interact with organizational conditions to achieve specific results. This book offers OD practitioners and change agents a step-by-step approach to implementing OD interventions and includes example cases, practical tools, and guidelines for different OD interventions. It is noteworthy that roughly 65% of organizational change projects fail. One reason for the failure is that the changes are not effectively implemented, and this book focuses on how to successfully implement organizational changes. Designed for use by OD practitioners, management, and human resources professionals, this book provides readers with OD basic principles, practices, and skills by featuring illustrative case studies and useful tools. This book shows how OD professionals can actually get work done and what the step-by-step OD effort should be. This book looks at how to choose and implement a range of interventions at different levels. Unlike other books currently available on the market, this book goes beyond individual, group, and organizational levels of OD interventions, and addresses broader OD intervention efforts at industry and community levels, too. Essentially, this book provides a practical guide for OD interventions. Each chapter provides practical information about general OD interventions, supplies best practice examples and case studies, summarizes the results of best practices, provides at least one case scenario, and offers at least one relevant tool for practitioners.

Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future (Hardcover): Samuel Petros Sebhatu, Bo Enquist, Bo Edvardsson Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)
Samuel Petros Sebhatu, Bo Enquist, Bo Edvardsson
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Interconnecting the concepts of sustainability, innovation and transformation, this book explains how organizations have successfully transformed themselves and wider society to foster a more sustainable future, and identifies the difficulties and challenges along the way. Part of the Principle of Responsible Management Education (PRME) series, the book promotes a strong voice for meeting sustainability challenges for transformative change in a globalized world through business education and practice. A transition to a more sustainable way of doing business can only be attained by combining technology with profound system innovations and lifestyle changes. The chapters in the book, each written by a strong and well-recognized team of researchers in the field, open up the discussion about a new partnership between sustainability, innovation, and transformation that includes the global society (big world), the biosphere (small planet), and also requires a deep mind shift. The book presents cases from business (including Ikea and Eataly) and other service networks including the Base of the Pyramid (BoP), and illustrates how these organizations have transformed themselves for a sustainable future. The research perspectives are macro (policies and legislation), meso (institutional practices) and micro (business practices and individual behavior). This book is where research meets real-world business and societal practice. The chapters are grounded in business research, specifically the interdependencies between sustainability, innovation, and transformation, which makes for a robust basis for describing, explaining, and understanding the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. The book is intended for graduate- and postgraduate-level students and executive education with implications for practitioners. Furthermore, it contributes to multidisciplinary research in the field of interaction between business and society with a view to extending the firm-centric view to encompass a broader, systemic, and dynamic understanding of business and societal transformation.

Contesting Inequality and Worker Mobilisation - Australia 1851-1880 (Hardcover): Michael G. Quinlan Contesting Inequality and Worker Mobilisation - Australia 1851-1880 (Hardcover)
Michael G. Quinlan
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contesting Inequality and Worker Mobilisation: Australia 1851-1880 provides a new perspective on how and why workers organise, and what shapes that organisation. The author's 2018 Origins of Worker Mobilisation examined the beginning of worker organisation, arguing inequality at work, and regulatory subordination of labour, drove worker resistance, initially by informal organization that slowly transitioned to formal organisation. This new volume analyses worker mobilisation in the period 1851-1880, drawing data from a unique relational database recording every instance of organisation. It assesses not only the types of organization formed, but also the issues and objectives upon which mobilisation was founded. It examines the relationship between formal and informal organisation, including their respective influences in reshaping working conditions and the life-circumstances of working communities. It relates the examination of worker mobilisation to both historical and contemporary contexts and examines mobilisation by different categories of labour. The book identifies important effects of mobilisation on economic inequality, hours of work (including the eight-hour day and the beginnings of the weekend) and the development of democracy. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of social mobilisation, social and economic history, industrial relations, labour regulation, labour history, and employment relations.

Organizational Behavior - Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (Hardcover, 5th New edition): Joseph E Champoux Organizational Behavior - Integrating Individuals, Groups, and Organizations (Hardcover, 5th New edition)
Joseph E Champoux
R4,110 Discovery Miles 41 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Organizational Behavior concisely covers the essential theories and concepts students need to understand about behavior in organizational settings in the twenty-first century. Readers interested in management will find insight into into their own behavior and the behavior of others to help them perform effectively in organizations. Champoux has carefully selected the topics and built them into frameworks useful for explaining, analyzing, and diagnosing organizational processes. Covering both micro and macro perspectives on organizational behavior, the book includes new topics on leadership styles, generational differences, and technology in the workplace as well as plenty of examples to help students understand the application of various concepts and theories. Upper-level students of organizational behavior will find the book a useful explanation of managerial and organizational situations. A companion website, featuring instructor manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides, provides additional support for students and instructors.

The Impostor Leaders - Lessons on How Not to Lead (Hardcover): Enda M. Larkin The Impostor Leaders - Lessons on How Not to Lead (Hardcover)
Enda M. Larkin
R3,049 Discovery Miles 30 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Taking a novel approach to the subject of leadership, this book uses its dark side as a vehicle to highlight some important leadership lessons, helping all managers to reflect on their own performance. The Impostor Leaders clarifies what is meant by genuine leadership, focusing on the fact that leading and managing go hand in hand. Based on this ability to consistently combine the leadership and management roles, this book describes in detail and practical terms, using real-world examples, the range of good and bad leader-types seen in organizations today. The Leadership Wheel is also introduced as a conceptual framework to isolate eight types of leaders across four categories. Appealing to leaders and managers across industry sectors, this book's substantial analysis of bad leadership gives readers a tangible framework against which to consider their own capabilities.

Understanding Trust in Organizations - A Multilevel Perspective (Paperback): Nicole Gillespie, C. Ashley Fulmer, Roy J. Lewicki Understanding Trust in Organizations - A Multilevel Perspective (Paperback)
Nicole Gillespie, C. Ashley Fulmer, Roy J. Lewicki
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Understanding Trust in Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective examines trust within organizations from a multilevel perspective, bringing together internationally renowned trust scholars to advance our understanding of how trust is affected by both macro and micro forces, such as those operating at the societal, institutional, network, organizational, team, and individual levels. Understanding Trust in Organizations synthesizes and promotes new scholarly work examining the emergence and embeddedness of multilevel trust within organizations. It provides a much-needed integration and novel conceptual advances regarding the dynamic interplay between micro and macro levels that influence trust. This volume brings new insights into how trust in groups, networks, and organizations forms, and why employees can differ in their trust in leaders and teams. Providing rich and nuanced insights into how to develop, maintain, and restore trust in the workplace, Understanding Trust in Organizations is a critical resource for scholars, graduate students, and researchers of industrial and organizational psychology, as well as practitioners in fields such as human resource management and strategic management.

The Wiggly World of Organization - Muddling Through with Purpose, Courage and Skill (Hardcover): Chris Rodgers The Wiggly World of Organization - Muddling Through with Purpose, Courage and Skill (Hardcover)
Chris Rodgers
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The well-ordered, fully aligned view of organization and management practice, with its unfailingly positive results, bears little relationship to the world that managers and others experience every day. This straight-line, 'do this and you'll get that' idealization is far removed from the wiggly reality. Despite this, the former continues to dominate the ways in which management is spoken about and judged in formal organizational arenas and wider society. This creates unrealistic expectations of what managers (from CEO to the front line) can sensibly achieve independently of the actions of others. Crucially, too, it distorts the ways in which they and others account formally for their actions. And so, the fantasy continues. Against this background, the book offers a radically different way of thinking about, and engaging with, the irreducible complexity of organization and management practice. Using straightforward language throughout, it sets out to help managers and others to become consciously aware of what they already know deep down about how organization works and what they - and everyone else - are actually doing in practice. It then offers a practical approach to everyday practice that takes complexity seriously. Armed with these new insights, readers will be better placed to apply their innate understanding and practical judgement to the demands that they and others face day to day. Whether these arise from their roles as managers, other practitioners, policy makers, regulatory authorities, or participants more generally.

Generational Diversity at Work - New Research Perspectives (Hardcover): Emma Parry Generational Diversity at Work - New Research Perspectives (Hardcover)
Emma Parry
R2,811 Discovery Miles 28 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over the past decade much attention has been paid to the apparent differences in consumption preferences or workplace attitudes and behaviours across generations. Within Western economies such as the USA, UK and Australia, it is commonly assumed that that there are now four generations in the workplace, namely Veterans (born 1925-1942), Baby Boomers (1943-1960), Generation X (1961-1981) and Generation Y (1982- 2000) The concept of generational differences at work is one that has recently been adopted by practitioners as a basis on which to design human resource management and career management practices. However, there has been some concern in academic circles about the validity of the notion of generations and the evidence base that supports it. There is therefore a need for new perspectives and methodological approaches to investigating generational differences at work in order to establish the validity and value of generations as an axis of diversity. Generational Diversity at Work: New Research Perspectives will address this need by presenting and discussing research into generational diversity that adopts a range of new theoretical perspectives or methodological approaches. This book is designed as a first step in addressing the need to critically examine the theoretical and empirical basis for generational differences and to provide some new empirical data in this area.

Guerrilla Democracy - Mobile Power and Revolution in the 21st Century (Paperback): Peter Bloom, Owain Smolovic Jones, Jamie... Guerrilla Democracy - Mobile Power and Revolution in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Peter Bloom, Owain Smolovic Jones, Jamie Woodcock
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The liberating promise of big data and social media to create more responsive democracies and workplaces is overshadowed by a nightmare of election meddling, privacy invasion, fake news and an exploitative gig economy. Yet, while regressive forces spread disinformation and hate, 'guerrilla democrats' continue to foster hope and connection through digital technologies. This book offers an in-depth analysis of platform-based radical movements, from the online coalitions of voters and activists to the Deliveroo and Uber strikes. Combining cutting edge theories with empirical research, it makes an invaluable contribution to the emerging literature on the relationship between technology and society.

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