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Understanding Corporate Life

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December 2009 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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We live in a society dominated by corporations. Whether working for one or pursuing leisure activities run by one, corporations have come to resonate through every aspect of our lives. Each chapter in Understanding Corporate Life supports the reader with a review of the relevant literature and research and a critique of how the theme under discussion fits into the bigger picture presented by the book.
 
Introduction
J Martin Corbett
Technology
Christopher Grey
Speed
Philip Hancock
Aesthetics and Aestheticization
Andre[ac] Spicer
Space
Karen Legge
Time
Glenn Morgan
Globalization
Chris Land
Community
Nick Llewellyn
Identity
Jacky Swann and Maxine Robertson
Knowledge
Emma Surman and Andrew Sturdy
Emotion

'Taking a fresh approach, this volume digs into the interstices of corporate life. It opens up dimensions and issues - such as time, space, speed and community - that are largely unexamined in standard textbooks' -
Hugh Willmott, Professorial Research Fellow in Organizational Behaviour, Cardiff University and Fellow in Organisational Behaviour,
Judge Business School, Cambridge


'The life and death of contemporary corporations become more and more mysterious to wider audiences, in spite of the fact that these creations densely populate today's societies. In this book, a team of experienced organization theorists does an excellent job in bringing to light both bright and dark sides of complex organizations operating in the time of crises and transformation. This collection will prove indispensable for all those students, researchers and practitioners who look beyond the tired platitudes of conventional organization and management textbooks' -
Barbara Czarniawska, Professor of Management Studies,
University of Gothenburg


Very helpful and thought-provoking presentation of important issues and controversies regarding corporate life.

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
December 27, 2012

The book introduces many salient concepts that a student of global governance is required to know. Even those students of global governance who are as yet uninitiated with the particulars of private governance will find the glossary very helpful.

Dr Guenther Auth
Geschwister-Scholl Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians University
November 6, 2012

Excellent critical overview of corporate life. Handy for giving a broad base, challenging understanding of the context in which leadership occurs.

Mr Richard Cotter
Management , National University of Ireland, Maynooth
April 25, 2012

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Introduction

Chapter One


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