The Second Edition of Cunliffe's Management covers topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses, with updated international content referring to current issues such as the economic crisis and unemployment.
Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
Suitable for students of Business and Management at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA levels and anyone intrigued by the field of Management studies.
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Content is updated both in terms of theory and practical examples.
Chapters 1 – 4 are substantially rewritten.
Chapter 1 is now split into 2 chapters, with a greater emphasis in Chapter 3 on managing as identity-work. And as a reflexive, relational and moral practice.
Chapter 2 on language has more examples and is rewritten to make complex but crucial ideas more accessible.
Chapter 4 is restructured around a critically-reflexive examination of the dark side of organization culture as a ‘cult’ and a more relational and responsive way of managing culture as communities of difference.
Chapter 5 is updated with current examples and rewritten to make complex ideas more accessible to students.
Chapter titles have been updated