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Organizing & Organizations

Fourth Edition


November 2009 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

 

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Organizing and Organizations is well loved by students and lecturers for its accessible, conversational tone and insightful real-life examples introducing the study of organizations and organizational behaviour. Fineman, Gabriel and Sims, eminent academics in the field, cover a wealth of key concepts, research and literature leaving students informed and engaged.

The Fourth Edition builds on the strengths of previous editions, to provide you with a textbook that continues to stand out from the rest. This new edition has been fully developed to include:

- New chapters on Influence and Power, and Innovation and Change.

- A new section within each chapter that highlights the theoretical links informing the chapters.

- New review questions to test and apply your understanding of the ideas in each chapter.

- New 'reading on' sections that direct you to free links to highly recommended journal articles relating to each chapter's coverage, and found on the companion website.

- New critical review questions at the end of each chapter to encourage debate.

- Each chapter is now enlivened with pictorial illustrations.

- A fully updated glossary of key concepts in the study of organizations

Organizing and Organizations integrates a strong critical approach throughout.

Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/fineman

 
Introduction
 
Entering and Leaving
 
Lifelong Learning
 
Motives and Motivating
 
Rules Are Rules
 
Buildings and Organizing
 
Leading
 
Politics and Deals
 
Influence and Power
 
Us and Them
 
Being Different?
 
Morals
 
Greening
 
Machines and Routines
 
Innovation and Change
 
Feelings
 
Sex
 
Serious Joking
 
Virtuality
 
Career Shifts
 
Producing and Consuming
 
Working and Living
 
Learning and Organizing in Uncertain Times

`An excellent introductory text .... it provides a concise and well-written coverage of the main concepts in organizational behaviour. The combination of case studies and discussion of theoretical issues is well structured and provides the reader with a good framework for further reading' - Leadership and Organization Development


A fresh perspective about organizations which provide students a theoretical and practical background to understand real working life and organization's dilemmas. The teacher and student ressources are very useful and help to achieve pedagogical targets.

Dr cristina cuenca
Psychology , Universidad Complutense de Madrid
November 3, 2015

Well written and very readable textbook which provide the possibility to understand the basics of management - but from very reflexive and critical point of view.

Mr Michal Zawadzki
Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University in Krakow
September 17, 2015

Great overview of organizational theory with a unique form and style. Excellent alternative to traditional textbooks

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
September 6, 2015

For the Fda there is a unit on managing people, This is a really useful book for looking at different organisations and style of leadership and management

Mrs Nikki Southgate
CHILDCARE AND HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, Central Bedfordshire College
March 31, 2015

We end up adopting the books by Marry Jo Hatch and Ann Cunliffe.

Professor Michel Avital
Management , Copenhagen Business School
December 12, 2012

Stephen Fineman's book on various processes of organizing is a great source of information for more advanced students of (international) organization. Many salient questions regarding organization are touched upon and given conceptual background. Not only students but also more seasoned theorists will consider the book as a good place to find inspiration about how to understand and research the world of (international) organization in an original fashion!

Dr Guenther Auth
Geschwister-Scholl Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians University
April 28, 2012

I would suggest to all students that they read this text. Its clear and well written

Dr Teena Clouston
Dept of Education, Cardiff University
April 26, 2012

An excellent book - suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It is very well written and organized.

Dr Shuchi Sinha
Business School, Roehampton University
October 20, 2011

This text is anything but conventional and in being so it offers students and lecturers an opportunity to look at management and organisation theory in a totally different way to what 'normal' texts would offer. It is accessible to the novice as well as being informative about the world of organisations.

Mr Simon Moralee
Health Studies, De Montfort University
August 3, 2011

This new edition has been fully developed to include:

- New chapters on Influence and Power, and Innovation and Change.

- A new section within each chapter that highlights the theoretical links informing the chapters.

- New review questions to test and apply your understanding of the ideas in each chapter.

- New 'reading on' sections that direct you to free links to highly recommended journal articles relating to each chapter's coverage, and found on the companion website.

- New critical review questions at the end of each chapter to encourage debate.

- Each chapter is now enlivened with pictorial illustrations.

- A fully updated glossary of key concepts in the study of organizations

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two


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