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Work Organisations : A Critical Approach - Paul Thompson

Work Organisations

A Critical Approach

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Published: 1st June 2009
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Incorporating a wealth of empirical research, "Work Organisations "successfully tackles the problem of how to apply controlled theories to an expanding and diversifying market. This unique approach illuminates the ways in which managers employ organizational theories from a global, sociological perspective.

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Preface PART I: KEY ISSUES IN WORK AND ORGANIZATION Studying Organisations: An Introduction The Emergence of Large Scale Organizations Taylor, Weber and the Bureaucratisation of Production Managing the Human Factor Organisations and Environments Culture, Companies and Countries in a Globalising Era Management Control and Resistance Power in Organizations Gender, Sexuality and Organizations Corporations and Culture: Reinventing Organization Man? PART II: CONTEMPORARY CHANGES IN WORKING LIFE Introduction and Objectives The Bigger Picture: Society, Economy and Organizations Doing the Business: Hierarchies, Networks and the Governance of the Firm Labour in the Market: Flexible Futures? Work Systems and Divisions of Labour Knowledge and its Management Conclusions, Key Points and Further Reading for Part II PART III: UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR: ISSUES AND AGENDAS Introduction Perception and Attitudes: Seeing What to Think Personality: Masks for Tasks Learning and Change Motivation: The Drive for Satisfaction Leadership: Might or Myth? Putting the Pressure on: Stress, Work, Well Being and Emotion From Groups to Teams Identity and Identity Work PART IV: THEORISING ORGANIZATIONS Introduction and Objectives Resources for Orthodoxy Critical Alternatives Theory, Knowledge and Practice Further Reading to Part IV Bibliography Name Index Subject Index

ISBN: 9780230522220
ISBN-10: 023052222X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 527
Published: 1st June 2009
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 19.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised