- Stephen Ackroyd - Lancaster University Management School, UK
- Paul Thompson - University of Stirling, UK
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.
Workplace misbehaviour: Laurie Taylor talks to Paul Thompson, Emeritus Professor of Employment Studies at the University of Stirling, about workers behaving badly, from pilferage and absenteeism to the deployment of satirical humour and dissent on social media. In what ways has the modern workplace facilitated new kinds of recalcitrance?
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.
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.
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.
The new edition of Organisational Misbehaviour is most welcome. This book has informed many investigations over the last two decades and I am sure it will do the same in the years to come. The authors succeed in grasping both the variety of these informal behaviours, their commonalities and raison d'être, which is a challenging exercise that has been accomplished to great effect.