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'Professor Martin has produced a uniquely valuable book addressing a key function that managers must perform to be successful: to produce change and innovation through people. By integrating theories, concepts, and practices from organizational theory, organizational behavior, and human resource management, this book will allow students and practitioners to gain a broad understanding of the complex challenges faced by managers in today's dynamic organizational environments.’
Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
Mehalchin Term Professor of Management
The Business School
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
"Managing People and Organizations in Changing Contexts" addresses the contemporary problems faced by managers in dealing with people, organizations and managing change in a theoretically-informed and practical way. This textbook is a contemporary and relevant alternative to the standard works that cover material on Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management because it approaches people management from the perspective of managers and aspiring managers. The book has an international orientation and many of the cases and examples in the book reflect this. It addresses the problems that managers face in managing people in old and new economy organisations and is interdisciplinary in its approach, including contributions from management, organisational behaviour, HRM, strategy, marketing and reputation management, and technology. This text meets the requirements of managers, leaders and students in managing people in contemporary and changing contexts."Managing People and Organizations in Changing Contexts" offers: a contemporary and relevant edge with an original structure; an awareness of international and current trends and up-to-the-minute detail; cases based on original research and consulting experience; new material on the role of management and leadership, technology and reputation management, and covers much of the material for CIPDs core management standards; material that has been tested with managers and students in Europe, the USA and Asia; and a website. The book has a contemporary and relevant edge to it with an original structure and consistent awareness of current trends. It covers the CIPDs core management standards and the author is seeking accreditation/exemption from them. See all Product description
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In the lead into this book the author sets out why this book is different and when you read it it actually does what it says it will do, the following is from the preface:
"The aim of this book is to fill a gap between conventional postgraduate and executive texts on organisational behaviour and human resource management.Arguably the former do not focus enough on management and what is required of managers -indeed some are almost anti management-while the latter are to specialist for the needs of people occupying more general roles.Moreover the majority of these texts are a little light on dealing with the contemporary and changing contexts in which management is performed."----- etc------
I think you get the feel of the book from this extract.It also draws on a wide range of literature in a innovative and very readable manner.Finally the layout is attractive to those of a pragmatist learning style eg how can I use this in my own role/situation? In my work as an Interim Manager/Consultant this will be the sort of text I will come back to for ideas/different insights.
Stan Felstead-Interchange Resources - UK.
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The title indicates that this book is about management. It's not. It's more about organizational theory and structure. It provides no insight into becoming a better manager. You could pick another management book at random and get more insight than this book provides.
There's some specific reasons for this bad rating:
- This book taught me nothing about management. Managing for Dummies would have been a better choice.
- It seems to be written in a purposely disengaging style. It reads like a research paper, but with less focus.
- The visual format is terrible. It's mostly paragraph after paragraph with few graphics to break the monotony. Compare this book to Kreitner's Management book and you'll quickly see the Kreitner book is far more visually appealing.
- It's horribly overpriced. There's no way to justify the price of this book. I assume the only buyers are students forced to purchase it.
The only positive comment I can make is that, if you're interested in organizational theory\structure, you may get something out of this book, but check for better alternatives.