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Management and Organization: A Critical Text [Paperback]

Prof Stephen Linstead , Prof Liz Fulop , Prof Simon Lilley
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22 Jan 2009 0230522211 978-0230522213 2nd edition
Practical, Applied, Critical

Designed to provide a more critical perspective this text is ideal for advanced undergraduate students who want to challenge the preconceptions of the subject area. Highly regarded in its first edition, this text was an instant hit.

• A challenging yet accessible critical text with a focus on practice
• Thoroughly up-to-date, incorporating cutting-edge research to provide a rethinking of the issues at the heart of management
• The contributions from international specialists give this text an unparalleled breadth and depth
• Case studies and key questions in each chapter encourage students to engage critically with the subject matter
• Improved layout to increase readability and better pedagogy to aid learning

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  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition edition (22 Jan 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230522211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230522213
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The Management and Organization book is a must read for anyone doing critical management studies. It is well written with important challenges to status quo modernist managerialist thinking. A great read for serious students of management and organization studies.' - David M. Boje, Bank of America Endowed Professor of Management, New Mexico State University, USA.

'Fantastic! I'm positively thrilled about a new version of this brilliant book, a major contribution which is sure to delight students and lecturers alike. It represents a real step forward in management and organization studies by breaking with tired oppositional thinking, elegantly blending critical and pragmatic approaches, and covering all key themes in the contemporary discussion. What's particularly remarkable is how the book manages to show that critical and reflective approaches are not merely intellectual exercises, but powerful tools to develop management practice. Rigorous yet playful, practical yet intellectually and analytically challenging, this book truly is a complete package.' - Alf Rehn, Chair of Management and Organization, Åbo Akademi University, Finland and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

"Management and Organization' might well be described as the antidote to the weariness often brought on by the well-trodden paths taken by more mechanistically prescriptive texts in this field. It engages with old themes in a new and imaginative way, introduces a wide range of contemporary perspectives, while all the time involving the student reader through event and narrative case-studies that illustrate a wide range of business situations. The several authors write with both passion and erudition." - Ray Loveridge, Research Fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford. 
'The authors provide, in accessible language and style, both a challenging and refreshing insight into the dominant concerns in the field, demonstrating the nexus between theory and practice, and living up to their avowed pledge for a critical theory that is committed to enhancing management practice. The judicious use of the best research base and applied case studies cements this fine theory/praxis mix for engaging academics, students, and sophisticated professionals.'  - Professor Elizabeth More, AM, Professor in Management, Director MBA, and Executive Director of The Institute of Sustainable Leadership at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. 
"The authors use a critical perspective to help us see fundamental concepts and issues in fundamentally different ways." - Walter Nord, Distinguished University Professor, Univeristy of South Florida, USA. 
"This is an invaluable text for management students and scholars. It offers a critical engagement with contemporary organizational issues in a comprehensive, accessible and thought-provoking way. I highly recommend it." - Professor Cliff Oswick, Chair in Organization Theory& Discourse School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London
"Management as the management of relationship is the main tenet of this textbook. And indeed the authors exemplify in a simple and straightforward way the meaning of management as a relational practice." - Silvia Gherardi, Research Unit on Cognition and Organizational Learning and Aesthetics, University of Trento, Italy.

"For many years there were management text books that were basically sound but lacked a sustained level of analysis, a critical perspective, that ignored gender and had no feel for the symbolic aspects of organisation. This book offers critical analysis, illustrative material and case studies... it does it all and does it well." - Heather Hopfl, Professor of Management, School of Accounting, Finance and Management University of Essex

"An innovative and exciting guide to management and organization studies in the 21st century. It is at once critical and instructive, challenging and learned. Highly recommended." - John Hassard, Universities of Manchester and Cambridge


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Academically rigorous and engagingly written, Management and Organisation demonstrates the authors' expertise through integrated case studies and a keen critical edge

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4.0 out of 5 stars Management and Organizaton: A Critical Text 14 Mar 2012
This is an excellent book about Management and Organization. If You start out with this book it is easy to find most of the influential scientists in this field, have an introduction to which their most important contributions in this genré have been and to understand how groundbreaking their work has been to the development of the present ways contemporary organisations are being managed. There are also pointers to how flawed management in large expanding powerful organisations have caused great damage in the society when these organisations eventually have crumbled due to extensive mismanagement.
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3.0 out of 5 stars :-( 12 Jan 2014
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not an accessible read, make sure you have plenty of time put aside if you get this one as a core text!!!
Lots of good stuff but I'd rather go straight to the journal articles and find things out for myself.
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