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Managing and Organizations

Managing and Organizations
An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Third Edition
  • Stewart R Clegg - University of Stavanger Business School, Norway
  • Martin Kornberger - University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Tyrone Pitsis - Durham University, UK, Durham University, UK; The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, The University of Leeds, UK; The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Newcastle University, UK
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Other Titles in:
Organization Studies

712 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in its Third Edition, this unique and highly esteemed text goes from strength to strength, continuing to offer:

  • Gapless coverage of the essential topics of organizational behavior
  • A critical perspective that takes students out of their comfort zones and questions dominant assumptions about organizations
  • Interactive, instructive (and fun) learning aids and features, both in the text and on the companion website
  • An attractive, easily navigable full-color text design
  • A guide to further reading including hand-selected journal articles, many of which are available on the companion website

As well as cutting-edge content and features new to the Third Edition:

  • Clearer, more concise exposition of all you need to know about organizations
  • Revised case studies to cater for readers across the world at all levels of knowledge and experience
  • A revisited companion website with longer case studies

Over the last seven years, more and more students and tutors have been won over by Managing and Organizations' coverage, wisdom and insight, and this new edition is a yet more essential guide to negotiating and understanding the bustling and complex life of organizations.

"The book is beautifully written and presented and easy to read. As a source of theory it is accessible both to the first year undergraduate and yet also contains such a wealth of experience and insights about theory that it is indispensable to the hardened researcher."
John A. A. Sillince, Professor of Organization Studies and Management, University of Strathclyde, U.K.

"This is the new world of management and organization theory! Clegg, Kornberger and Pitsis are extraordinary storytellers, giving critical commentary on the secret places, sociological history of the global landscape, most exciting plurality of viewpoints, and giving us practical guides on how to avoid the rocky roads and slippery slopes in this 'realist's guide' book."
David M. Boje, New Mexico State University

Managing Individuals
Managing Teams and Groups
Managing Leading, Coaching and Motivating
Managing Human Resources
Managing Cultures
Managing Power, Politics and Decision-Making in Organizations
Managing Communications
Managing Knowledge and Learning
Managing Innovation and Change
Managing Sustainability
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Managing One Best Way?
Managing Bureaucracy
Managing Organizational Design
Managing Globalization


Companion Website

Instructor Resources:

  • Case studies
  • Tutor’s guide
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Testbank

Student Resources:

  • Online readings
  • Links to relevant websites
  • Interactive MCQs
  • Interviews
  • Flashcard glossary
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs

Praise for the Second Edition:

In the last 6 months or so I have discovered the text-book Managing & Organisations, and I have been completely amazed by it! This book has been acting as my 'go-to' guide, my conceptual map, my point of reference, and my starting point on an uncountable number of areas. It is of course understood that most textbooks are incapable of providing depth of knowledge, particularly when considering the amount needed to satisfy Ph.D. criteria. However, this text is an exception. But the greatest remark I can make of it is that it is such fun to read. I have actually found myself immersed in topics that otherwise are of no concern to my current research
James Cunningham
PhD Candidate, Queen Margaret University

Such an easy book to use. Clearly divided up into sections that are covered at a basic introductory level. Provision of additional references and resources at the end of each chapter. I've been teaching management for 15 years using other textbooks. Wish I had come across this earlier!

Miss Jan Wilcox
Essex Business School-Colchester Campu, Essex University
July 28, 2015

This is a good book for a basic master-level course on management and I will likely use it is a core text in the next run of the course.

Ms Elke Schuessler
Department of Management, Free University of Berlin
March 26, 2015

not appropriate

Professor Andrea Prencipe
Business & Management, Luiss Guido Carli University
March 17, 2015

This was a very good book to use.
Both students and lecturer found it easy to read and filled with good examples

Mrs Tawa Edwards
Year 0, Greenwich School of Management
March 13, 2015

Covers relevant areas of the module. Good clear approach with very useful examples.

Dr Sarah Gregory
Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
January 13, 2015

A very accessible volume and students are enjoying the additional support to learning/comprehension throughout the book. Hoping to use the PPT slides once I get access to the resources!

Dr Marianne Highwood
Business and Management, Bromley College of FE & HE
September 26, 2014

A refreshing approach to such broad topics that avoids the conventional approach and leaves the reader wanting more.

Mr Matt Kirby
Performance, University College Falmouth
April 22, 2014

An excellent text that provides post-graduate students with a comprehensive treatment of an increasingly important and complex subject.

Mr John Lamont
Dept. of Business & Management, Dublin Business School
April 4, 2014

This book is fantastic to run along side the Unit as essential reading. The case studies in chapters 8 and 9 specifically will be used in the class of "Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information". This is one of the most complete books that I have ever read in terms of Business HNDs and is one that I will be championing to students to accompany a number of the units.

Mr Daniel Russell
Business Management, Organisational Learning Centre
March 18, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Stewart R. Clegg

Stewart R. Clegg is retired as an Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. He has published widely in the management, organizations and politics literatures in many of the leading journals. He is a Professor at The University of Stavanger, Norway and at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. Widely acknowledged as one of the most significant contemporary theorists of power relations, he is also one of the most influential contributors to organization studies. He writes something every weekday and sometimes on wet weekends, usually with the digital ABC Jazz Radio... More About Author

Martin Kornberger

Martin Kornberger received his PhD form the University of Vienna in 2002. Currently he works as full time Visiting Professor at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. Trained as philosopher, he researches and teaches about practices of organizing, strategizing, accounting, and marketing, and explores how they shape, and are shaped by, the economy and society at large. More About Author

Tyrone S. Pitsis

Tyrone S. Pitsis is Professor of Strategy, Technology & Society at Durham University Business School. He is also Director of the Global Doctor of Business Administration programme between Durham and emlyon. His research is at the intersection between strategy design, innovation and complex projects, with a focus on transformative technologies. He is consistently rated as one of the top teachers and is a sought-after speaker. He has been the recipient of several awards for his research and was also awarded the Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management leadership award for his contribution to AOM’s strategic aims of promoting... More About Author