A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations
- Chris Grey - Royal Holloway University London, UK
Organization Studies (General)
'A highly entertaining polemic.... This slim volume more than lives up to its title' - Stefan Stern, Financial Times
Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the 'Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series offers informal, conversational and critical overviews of popular areas of study.
Updated throughout with examples from the biggest global news events, including the Trump presidency, cost-cutting at Boeing, working conditions at Sports Direct and the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fifth edition explores contemporary developments in organizations.
This book is ideal for students of organizational studies, management professionals and anyone curious about the workings of organizations.
Chris Grey is Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Indispensable and subversive.
I wanted to write to you to tell you how much I appreciate your book - as evidenced by the coffee stains and frayed edges, it is a book I cannot live without and I will use it as I continue my education and into my career.
A highly entertaining polemic.... This slim volume more than lives up to its title.
Grey...has important things to say and he says them with rigour, warmth and a great deal of intelligence...He informs the analysis with humour and humility. It is the most valuable management book I have ever read.
Every page has something interesting to say, a great example, a sharp polemic, a superlative popularization, a thought-provoking eccentricity or a new take on something banal and tired.
A highly readable, insightful and enjoyable up-to-the-minute text.
Loved the book. I read it quickly. I will re-read it with a pencil in hand this time.
I've been waiting for someone to come along and write a book such as this one.
This is a racy read and rightly challenges the stuffy, often unreadable prose found in academic outlets.
One of the most valuable and interesting books we have read during our MBA at Cardiff University...an inspiration to us.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 5: The New Capitalism and the End of Management?