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Title Creative Organization Theory
Author Gareth Morgan
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 1989-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 369
ISBN 0803934386
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book marshals ideas, stories, cases, exercises, and snippets of information that will help the reader to gain a broad-based understanding of the nature and functioning of modern organizations. Designed to complete the book "Images of Organization". Part I provides entertaining ways of broadening perspective and of develop- ing creative approaches to how we interpret the world around us. Part II presents different angles on organiza- tion. Each invites to see and appre- ciate a different aspect of organiza- tional functioning, and to unravel their connections and significance. Part III Provides Cases and Exercises.

Images Of Organization by Gareth Morgan

Title Images of Organization
Author Gareth Morgan
Publisher SAGE Publications
Release Date 2006-04-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 520
ISBN 9781506354729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. The book is based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice.

Title Teaching Organization Theory
Author Gareth Morgan
Publisher Sage Publications
Release Date 1989
Category Comportement organisationnel - Cas, Études de
Total Pages 106
ISBN 0803934920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This manual draws upon the author's experience in teaching organization and management courses at a variety of levels to present a flexible approach adaptable to the needs of a variety of audiences. Morgan demonstrates how he uses specific cases and exercises to encourage students to look at situations in a new light and to consider creative solutions to problems. An appendix includes additional samples of course outlines, an alternative group project assignment and specific teaching aids.

Title Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy
Author Paul Saintilan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-10-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 262
ISBN 9781317290797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The creative and cultural industries represent a growing and important sector in the global economy. Thriving in these industries is particularly tough and organizations face unique challenges in the digital age. This textbook provides a vivid initiation into the creative industries workplace. Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy is the first textbook of its kind, introducing organizational behaviour theories and applying them to the creative world. The text is underpinned by the latest research and theoretical insights into creative industries management and organisational behaviour, covering contemporary issues such as business decision-making, ethics, and sexuality. The authors bring theory to life through practical examples and cases provided by industry experts, supported by specially created companion videos featuring managerial responses to the cases. This unique textbook provides readers with an applied theoretical understanding of organizational behaviour that will be of particular benefit to those looking to work in the creative and cultural industries. Students on courses such as arts business, arts management, music business and even the broader study of the entertainment industries will find this to be a vital read.

The Creative Power by William E. Smith

Title The Creative Power
Author William E. Smith
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2008-11-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781134162086
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over the last two decades a major focus of organization theory has been on understanding the dynamic relationships between individuals, organizations and their environments. This interest in dynamics, illustrated by systems, chaos, and complexity theory, is recorded in the works of Ackoff, Senge, and Stacey. This focus offers a new viewpoint on holism for practising leaders and theorists today. Building on this interest, Smith’s original text presents a new philosophical lens for helping leaders see the advantages of a more holistic approach to improving organizations. Specifically he: introduces the AIC (appreciation, influence, control) philosophy, model, and process of purpose-power relationships as a next step in the evolution of organization and systems theory traces its roots and evolution in organization theory and indicates its actual and potential contribution to that field translates the model into a transformative, strategic organizing process that can be used to organize at any level, in a way that will ensure the achievement of higher levels of purpose, at less cost and in less time than traditional organizational approaches. Developed and tested via his work for organizations including the World Bank, this revolutionary book will change the way organizations and individuals work.

Imaginization by Gareth Morgan

Title Imaginization
Author Gareth Morgan
Publisher SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release Date 1993-04-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0803952996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

`Shows that management is as much art form as science, providing many useful ways to tap the most important resource for competitiveness: brainpower' - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School, author of The Change Masters Gareth Morgan's worldwide reputation in the fields of management and organization studies is based on his innovative method of using simple, everyday metaphors to create new ways of managing. Following his immensely successful Images of Organization, in which he develops metaphors to explain the dynamics of organization, Imaginization goes one step further by developing metaphors that speak directly to people about how to get things done on the job.

Organisational Theory by David Crowther

Title Organisational Theory
Author David Crowther
Publisher CIPD Publishing
Release Date 2004
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 205
ISBN 0852929994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a study and understanding of the variety of methodologies which provide the framework for organizational practice. This book combines a strong theoretical background with the practical application of this theory by practising managers.

Bundle by Ann L. Cunliffe

Title BUNDLE
Author Ann L. Cunliffe
Publisher Sage Publications (CA)
Release Date 2011-08-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1446248836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title New Directions in Management and Organization Theory
Author Jeffrey A. Miles
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2014-03-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 520
ISBN 9781443858618
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a collection of the best seventeen papers from the first Management Theory Conference held at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California, on September 27 and 28, 2013. The authors of these papers are some of the best management researchers in the world, including: Anette Mikes, Robert S. Kaplan, and Amy C. Edmondson (Harvard Business School); Sarah Harvey (University College London); Randall S. Peterson (London Business School); Jack A. Goncalo and Verena Krause (Cornell University); Karen A. Jehn (University of Melbourne); Yally Avrahampour (London School of Economics and Political Science); Tammy L. Madsen (Santa Clara University); and Sim B. Sitkin (Duke University). All of the papers in this book present the latest theoretical developments that were discussed at the first Management Theory Conference. The purpose of the conference was to help address the shortage of new management and organization theories. The mission of the conference was to facilitate, recognize, and reward the creation of new theories that advance our understanding of management and organizations. The conference was held to motivate management researchers to create new theories and to provide researchers with a supportive forum where those new theories could be presented, discussed, and published. Chapter Seventeen is the winner of the Wiley Outstanding New Management Theory Award. Authors Chris P. Long, Sim B. Sitkin, and Laura B. Cardinal present a theory to explain the drivers of managerial efforts to promote trust, fairness, and control. They theorize how superior-subordinate conflicts stimulate managers’ concerns about managerial legitimacy and subordinate dependability in performing tasks, and hypothesize how managers attempt to address these concerns using trustworthiness-promotion, fairness-promotion, and control activities. This book also contains written summaries of the two keynote addresses that were given at the conference by Roy Suddaby (editor of Academy of Management Review) and Jeffrey Pfeffer (Stanford University), which comprise Chapters Eighteen and Nineteen. Professors Suddaby and Pfeffer present a fascinating debate of the future and new directions of management and organization theories.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox
Author Wendy K. Smith
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2017-09-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780198754428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The notion of paradox dates back to ancient philosophy, yet only recently have scholars started to explore this idea in organizational phenomena. Two decades ago, a handful of provocative theorists urged researchers to take seriously the study of paradox, and thereby deepen our understanding of plurality, tensions, and contradictions in organizational life. Studies of organizational paradox have grown exponentially over the past two decades, canvassing varied phenomena, methods, and levels of analysis. These studies have explored such tensions as today and tomorrow, global integration and local distinctions, collaboration and competition, self and others, mission and markets. Yet even with both the depth and breadth of interest in organizational paradoxes, key issues around definitions and application remain. This handbook seeks to aid, engage, and fuel the expanding interest in organizational paradox. Contributions to this volume depict how paradox studies inform, and are informed, by other theoretical perspectives, while creating a resource that enables scholars to learn about and apply this lens across varied organizational phenomena. The increasing complexity, volatility, and ambiguity in our world continually surfaces paradoxical dynamics. Thus, this handbook offers insights to scholars across organizational theory.

Title Management and Organization Theory
Author Jeffrey A. Miles
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-02-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781118008959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories. This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory. "This is a remarkable book. Jeffrey Miles clearly explains and synthesizes 40 major theories of management and organization in an easily accessible and engaging style. Well researched, comprehensive in its coverage, thorough, balanced, and fair in its analyses of theories, the book is destined to be a major authoritative reference in the field. It is one of the most readable, informative, and useful books I have read. I strongly recommend it." —Shaker A. Zahra, department chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair, and professor, Strategic Management and Organizations Department, University of Minnesota "This book provides a terrific advantage to any student or manager seeking to grasp the fundamental concepts that explain organizations and the behavior of people within them."—Richard L. Daft, author, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence; and the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University "An easy-to-read summary of some of the most critical theories in the field of management—theories that have implications not just for scholars, but for practicing managers as well." —Jay Barney, professor of management and human resources, and Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

Title Sociology and Organization Theory
Author John Hassard
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1995-04-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 167
ISBN 0521484588
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It has been claimed that organization theory is in a state of crisis. This book traces the history of the orthodox systems theory paradigm in organization studies from its foundations to its recent deconstruction by postmodernists. The analysis offers general support for the "sociology-in-crisis" thesis, but takes issue with one of its main propositions, that paradigms are incommensurable. It is argued that paradigms are porous rather than hermetic phenomena, a fact that has profound implications for the theory building process.

Organization Theory by Derek S. Pugh

Title Organization Theory
Author Derek S. Pugh
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2007-10-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9780141902890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book spans seventy years of theory from Max Weber's seminal writings on bureaucratic organization to the latest management thinking represented by Handy, Peters and Waterman. Covering three main areas of interest, those of the structure of organizations, management and decision making, as well as that of organizational behaviour, this thoroughly revised and updated edition contains a vast amount of new contributions. It is a widely acknowledged text in its field, and an essential handbook for all those it concerns. It has also been announced as a core text for Open University courses from January 2008.

Title Organization Theory and Design
Author Richard L. Daft
Publisher Cengage Learning Canada Inc
Release Date 2015-05-11
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780176728243
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Organizations must adapt to changing and often challenging environments. This third Canadian edition helps students understand and design organizations for today’s complex environment. The concepts and models offered in this text are integrated with changing events in the real world, presenting the most recent thinking and providing an up-to-date view of organizations. Detailed Canadian examples and cases capture the richness of the Canadian experience, while international examples accurately represent Canada’s role in the world.

Health Organizations by James A. Johnson

Title Health Organizations
Author James A. Johnson
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date 2009-10-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 423
ISBN 9780763750534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book thoroughly examines organization theory, organization behavior, and organization development in the unique context of the healthcare setting. Each section contains key chapters that address foundations, research, and new directions in these domains.

Artistic Interventions In Organizations by Ulla Johansson Sköldberg

Title Artistic Interventions in Organizations
Author Ulla Johansson Sköldberg
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-10-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 258
ISBN 9781317589273
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Artistic intervention, where the world of the arts is brought into organizations, has increasingly become a research field in itself with strong links to both creativity and innovation. Opportunities for the arts to interact with public and private organizations occur worldwide, but during the last decade artistic interventions have received growing attention in both practice and research. This book is the first comprehensive attempt to map the development of the field and provides an international overview of the area of artistic interventions and their impact on organizations from different perspectives, ranging from strategic management to organizational development, innovation and organizational learning. Featuring chapters from prominent and emerging scholars, including Nancy J. Adler, Barbara Czarniawska, Lotte Darsø and Alexander Styhre, it places artistic interventions within an international context. The book also offers readers the opportunity to learn from experiences in a varied range of organisations, including newspapers, manufacturing, government, schools, and covers many art-forms, such as music, contemporary dance, painting, photography, and theatre. Using extensive empirical examples, this book is vital reading for researchers and scholars of creativity and cultural industries, as well as innovation, creative entrepreneurship, organizational studies and management.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory
Author Haridimos Tsoukas
Publisher Oxford Handbooks
Release Date 2005
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 644
ISBN 0199275254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This handbook provides a forum for leading researchers in organization theory to reflect on their own discipline: how it has developed and why; what sorts of knowledge claims it regards as acceptable and why; and where it may be, or should be, going.

Title Postmodern Management and Organization Theory
Author David Boje
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 1996
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780803970052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This thought-provoking critique of postmodern theory provides an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history, and assembles a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy - including feminist and cultural postmodern philosophies. Addressing the future of the postmodern influence on management and organization theory and method, the book also establishes an agenda for future research.

Title Managing Creativity in Organizations
Author A. Styhre
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2005-09-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780230505575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Managing Creativity in Organizations addresses the notion of organizational creativity and innovation in general, and explores in some detail how it is achieved. The first part of the book critically reviews the literature on creativity. The second half explores the management of organizational creativity in the pharmaceutical industry. Here issues such as technology, cognition and leadership are introduced as central resources and practices in the management of organizational creativity and innovation. The research is based on management practices in four companies, all of whom have demonstrated a significant ability to exploit their organizational creativity.