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Managing and Organizations

Managing and Organizations
An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Third Edition
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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

That is very well written book for students. My course is "Introduction to Management" and feedback about that book has been mainly positive. All my do not want to read English textbook, but I have tried to convince them that this book is excellent and they should try to read English.

Mr Esa Hiltunen
Department of Business & Management, University of Kuopio
February 24, 2014

This is a truly fantastic text! It is both an academic work of the highest quality and also an intoxicating series of stories of contemporary management and organizational change best practice. It continually questions our understanding of organizational theory and practice, but does so in many supportive and formative ways. It allows us to shape our thinking and helps prepare us for further scholarship and/or management practice. An essential book for any middle leader aspiring to greatness!
Dr Peter Treadwell

Dr Peter Treadwell
Centre for Work Based Learning, Cardiff Metropolitan University
December 10, 2013

Good basics for students - good case studies and independent learning elements.

Mrs Katy Roberts
Faculty of Business & law, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
December 4, 2013

Good for some subjects covered

Mr Geoff Courts
Brighton Business School, Brighton University
November 11, 2013

I think this book is perfect for graduate students, but still one of the best as reference books for my undergraduate students.

Dr Erkan Erdemir
Management , Istanbul Sehir University
September 11, 2013

This is a great book for the management course I am delivering. It provides good up to date knowledge which I am already using in my delivery sessions. It is very informative and great for dipping in to the topics that I need.

Mrs Pamela Borthwick
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
July 31, 2013

I am recommending this book for my students as it povides invaluable information. A fabulous introductory text for the field of managing and organisations.

Miss Nicola McDonagh
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
July 4, 2013

A super book which provides a critical perspective on key elements of management in contemporary organisations. Critical and engaging for students.

Mrs Claire Hoy
Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
May 8, 2013

This book has both depth and accessibility and therefore provides a great resource for students. Of particular use are the up-to-date case studies and contemporary world linkages, i.e. mirroring many of the theories in popular culture, etc. The only reason we have decided not to adopt this book as essential reading is the price.

Mr James Cunningham
Please select your department, Please select your institution
March 26, 2013

The book form the backbone of the EBHM16 Managing People module at Swansea University Business School. It is the only required reading for the module. The book offers a good balance between mainstream and critical perspectives on management. I hope the Companion Website, a valuable resource, will be updated soon to match the new edition of the book.

Dr Pasi Ahonen
School of Business & Economics, Swansea University
March 18, 2013

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Stewart R. Clegg

Born in Bradford, England, Stewart Clegg was Reader at Griffith University (1976-84), Professor at the University of New England (1985-9), Professor at the University of St. Andrews (1990-3), Foundation Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, (1993-6) before moving to UTS. He is Research Director of CMOS (Centre for Management and Organisation Studies) Research at UTS, and holds a small number of Visiting Professorships at prestigious European universities and research centres. He is one of the most published and cited authors in the top-tier journals in the Organization Studies field and the only Australian to be... 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

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