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Product details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd; 3 edition (6 Dec. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1446207374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446207376
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Loved the book. I read it quickly. I will re-read it with a pencil in hand this time'
Patrick Nadeau
Software Consultant


'A highly entertaining polemic...This slim volume more than lives up to its title' -
Stefan Stern
Financial Times


'One of the most valuable and interesting books we have read during our MBA at Cardiff University...an inspiration to us' -
Eleni Platitsa
MBA Student, Cardiff Business School


'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' -
Debora Campbell
Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine


'Chris Grey has produced a book many of us have wanted to write for a long time, but have not had the guts to do' -
Andreas Diedrich
Goteborg University, Sweeden


'A highly readable, insightful and enjoyable up-to-the-minute text' -
Marta Calas and Linda Smircich
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


'I've been waiting for someone to come along and write a book such as this one' -
Janne Tienari
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland


'It helped open my eyes to the organizational world around me' -
Kyle Parker
First year undergraduate student in Business Studies, Massey University, New Zealand


'I would like to thank you for such an interesting book that I couldn't put down' -
Kate Sweeney
MPA student Liverpool University


'Very much enjoying reading "A Very Short...About Studying Organizations" - the chapter on Fast Capitalism and the End of Management seems particularly apposite at the moment. Very reflective of some of the themes I am teaching at the moment (and getting into arguments about!)' -
Hugh M. Davenport, Senior Lecturer - Field of Leadership & HRM
University of Northampton


'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 in to my career' -
Wanda V. Mitchell
Masters student in Healthcare Management and Organization Development, Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York


'Indispensible and subversive' -
Simon Caulkin
The Observer


'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' -
Yiannis Gabriel, Professor of Organizational Theory
University of Bath


'This book has carved itself a permanent spot on my bookshelf as I ordered a fresh copy off Amazon after the library finally took their copy back' -
Tim Hannigan
Masters student in Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science


'This is a racy read and rightly challenges the stuffy, often unreadable prose found in academic outlets' -
Royston Greenwood
University of Alberta, Canada



Grey’s book serves to transcend fragmented management theory and advance a tenable and valuable reorientation of the field... (Valerie Priscilla Goby)

About the Author

Chris Grey is Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before that he held Professorships at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge and has been Velux Foundation Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Visiting Professor at the Université Paris-Dauphine, France and a Visiting Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Sweden. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow. For six years he was Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning and is currently an Associate Editor of Organization and a European Co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. Apart from publishing numerous articles in academic journals, he co-edited Rethinking Management Education (Sage, 1996), Essential Readings in Management Learning (Sage, 2004) and Critical Management Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2005), co-authored Making Up Accountants (Gower Ashgate, 1998) and is the author of Decoding Organization. Bletchley Park, Codebreaking and Organization Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He currently has an eclectic mix of research interests, including the organization of intelligence and security agen­cies, but his real passion is detective novels and he will one day write the definitive contribution to that genre. He was born in Croydon (Britain’s ‘New Manhattan’!) in 1964 and may very well be one of the leading organizational theorists that town has produced.


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