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Organisational Misbehaviour

Second Edition


February 2022 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Misbehaviour at work has traditionally focused on work limitation, pilferage, absenteeism and sabotage. These remain important, but the organisational landscape is changing. From new forms of satirical humour and use of social media, workplace bullying and sexual misconduct, to managerial misbehaviour and its consequences, the second edition of Organisational Misbehaviour explores the latest forms of organisational subversion and offers fresh insights into the underlying dynamics of management and organisational processes.

Drawing from contemporary research, this authoritative text is suitable for anyone interested in the study of management, work and organisations.

Stephen Ackroyd is Emeritus Professor at the Management School of Lancaster University, UK.

Paul Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Employment Studies at the University of Stirling, UK.
 
PART I: THE DISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS OF MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 1 The Recalcitrant Worker: Historical Roots and Contemporary Developments
 
Chapter 2 Assessing Approaches to Organisational Misbehaviour
 
PART II: THE RELATIONAL APPROACH TO ORGANISATIONAL MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 3 Irresponsible Autonomy: The Infrastructure of Misbehaviour
 
Chapter 4 Manageability and Managerial Regimes: Confronting and Containing Misbehaviour
 
Chapter 5 Strategic Organisational Change: Corporate Management Misbehaviour
 
PART III: DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKER MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 6 Only Joking: from Sub-Culture to Counter-Culture in Organisational Relations
 
Chapter 7 Social Media: A New Contested Terrain
 
Chapter 8 Ruling Passions: Sexual Misbehaviour at Work
 
Chapter 9 Bully for You: Coercion and its Consequences in the Contemporary Workplace
 
Chapter 10 Resistance: Debates, Departures and New Directions

The first edition of this classic book put misbehaviour on the academic map. This second edition lives up to its predecessor: but rather than a simple update it extends the argument to important new areas such as managerial, corporate and professional misbehaviour. It does so in insightful, engaging and provocative ways. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this important field. 

Professor Daniel Muzio
York University Management School and Editor in Chief, Journal of Management Studies

This meticulously researched and updated book is more than the very welcome second edition of a pathbreaking contribution. This book delivers gold standard analysis and insights to the challenges and dynamics of the contemporary workplace. It is sure to become a classic for those seeking to understand workers; their work lives and change-seeking activities. 

Professor Donna Baines
University of British Columbia, Canada

When Organisational Misbehaviour first appeared, it had an enormous impact on working life research.  The authors have done much more than just update the analysis. With new theoretical insights and empirical fields opened up for analysis (now including such areas as management misbehaviour and bullying at work), this edition promises to have the same effect. 

Jan Ch. Karlsson
Emeritus Professor of Working Life Research, Karlstad University, Sweden

Stephen Ackroyd

STEPHEN ACKROYD is Professor of Organizational Analysis in Lancaster UniversityManagement School where he is Head of the Department of Organization, Work and Technology. He has conducted various research projects in the NHS over the last twenty years (both alone and with doctoral students). Most of this research in the NHS has shared a focus on the organisation of professional groups within hospitals. This is only one of his research interests, however, and his recent books include: Organizational Misbehaviour (with P. Thompson), Realist Perspectives on Management and Organizations (edited with Steve Fleetwood), The Organization of... More About Author

Paul Thompson

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