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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

This is a fascinating insight into organisational life. It provides a comprehensive overview of life in an organisation. It has a very accessible style with many study aids. I particularly liked the integration of multiple theories. The stories and descriptions of organisations brought the whole text alive. This will be essential reading for students, and those working in areas of organisational behavior.

Dr David Lawlor
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
July 13, 2011

Good text. May be a possible alternative to the current text. I liked it for it's practical applications.

Mr Ron Staebell
Business Division, Oklahoma Wesleyan University
March 7, 2011

A thoughtful book - great for stimulating discussion in class; with some unexpected and largely ignored topics such as the impact and appropriateness of 'joking' and humour in the workplace.

Ms Ceri Daniels
School of Education & Professional Development, Huddersfield University
November 15, 2010

This book provides a rich understanding of the complex world of organizations and the people that populate organizations. "Organizing & Organizations" not only presents classic themes to students but also introduces novel approaches and contemporary issues of modern organizations. A must read for students in social sciences, public administration and public management.

Dr Vincent Homburg
Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University
September 14, 2010

I will try this book in my new course on Organizing at the master level. It differs from others, and seems both fun and relevant - which we need in the area of organizations.

Dr Emma Stenstrom
Dept of Management & Organisation Stds, Stockholm School of Economics
September 7, 2010

This will make a useful addition to the recommended reading for the International Management Programme, as several of our students will not have studied management previously at undergraduate level. Having access to a selected number of related journal articles is very useful too.

Dr Christina Evans
School of Business and Social Sciences, Roehampton University
May 6, 2010

A very accessible introduction to organisational theory.

Mr Bob Davis
Centre for Social work, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
April 1, 2010

quite an interesting book

Dr Padmavadee Thanacoody
HRM, Middlesex University
March 11, 2010

Would be useful for M level, but for Bsc professional practice it was too far removed from health and social care organisations that students work in, I found it difficult to use the material for this group, but will use it for the M level module re leadership.

Linda Lilley
Health , University of Northampton
March 10, 2010

This is an excellent support text for my Masters module on Organisational Analysis

Dr Russell Warhurst
Business School, Chester University
January 22, 2010

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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