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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book A About Studying Organizations
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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book A About Studying Organizations

First Edition

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Business & Management

156 pages | SAGE India
This is the book which management students have been waiting for. Written in an informal and accessible style, it enters into lively discussion of classical and contemporary ideas about organizations and their management—from Weber to post-bureaucracy, from scientific manager to change manager. It shows that getting to grips with these ideas means asking fundamental questions about what it means to be human, how human relations work and about the nature of modern society. Chris Grey provides an antidote to the boring textbook, which is compatible with any degree course on management and organizations. If you are taking a management course, it will tell you the real purpose of a business school. Most importantly, it offers a critical and penetrating perspective which reveals the true nature of organizations.
Should You Buy this Book?

 
Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me

 
 
I. STUDYING ORGANIZATIONS-CLASSICAL APPROACHES
Bureaucracy and Scientific Management

 
Human Relations Theory and People Management

 
 
II. STUDYING ORGANIZATIONS-CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES
Organizational Culture and Self-Management

 
Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management

 
 
III. ORGANIZING STUDIES
Business Schools and Professional Management

 
Conclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?

 
References

 
Index

 

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Christopher Grey