`An excellent introductory text .... it provides a concise and well-written coverage of the main concepts in organizational behaviour. The combination of case studies and discussion of theoretical issues is well structured and provides the reader with a good framework for further reading' - Leadership and Organization Development
Engaging with the highs and lows of organizational life, this Third Edition of an established textbook consolidates and builds on the strengths of previous editions. It will be welcomed by undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.
The latest key concepts, research and literature are explained. Challenging, real life, scenarios are presented; readers are encouraged to use them to produce their own approaches to organizational problems. Throughout, the book's clear structure and informal delivery support its readability.
This Third Edition includes:
- new chapters and case studies that explore virtuality, motivation, innovation and knowledge management
- an extended and updated thesaurus
- an expanded Reading On Section at the end of each chapter
This textbook will provide excellent support to students of management, organizational behaviour and the psychology and sociology of organizations.
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Stephen Fineman is Professor of Organizational Behaviour, School of Management, University of Bath
CONTRIBUTORS' AFFILIATIONS OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA:
Gillian Bendelow University of Warwick
Karen P Harlos University of Otago, Dunedin
Avraham N Kluger The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Berry Mayall University of London
Anat Rafaeli Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion, Haifa
Varda Wasserman The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yiannis Gabriel is Professor of Organizational Theory at Bath University. Yiannis has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Yiannis is well known for his work into organizational storytelling and narratives, leadership, management learning and the culture and politics of contemporary consumption. He has used stories as a way of studying numerous social and organizational phenomena including leader-follower relations, group dynamics and fantasies, nostalgia, insults and apologies. He has also carried out extensive research on the psychoanalysis of organizations.
Yiannis is founder and coordinator of the Organizational Storytelling Seminar series, now in its fourteenth year (See http://www.organizational-storytelling.org.uk/), the author of nine books and numerous articles. He is elected to the board of EGOS and is currently Senior Editor of Organization Studies. His enduring fascination as a researcher lies in what he describes as the unmanageable qualities of life in and out of organizations.
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