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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations

Fourth Edition
  • Chris Grey - Royal Holloway University London, UK


© 2017 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Indispensable and subversive' - Simon Caulkin, The Observer

'A highly entertaining polemic.... This slim volume more than lives up to its title' - Stefan Stern, Financial Times

Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.


The Fourth Edition of Studying Organizations explains the unfolding consequences for organizations of the global financial and economic crisis, has been updated with examples from the biggest recent news events, and incorporates the latest research studies and up-to-date statistics.

Suitable for students of organizational studies and management, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of organizations.

The accompanying regularly updated blog, read by thousands of people worldwide, keeps the book bang up to date: http://author-chrisgrey.blogspot.co.uk
 
Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me
 
Chapter 1: Bureaucracy and Scientific Management
 
Chapter 2: Human Relations Theory and People Management
 
Chapter 3: Organizational Culture and Self-Management
 
Chapter 4: Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management
 
Chapter 5: The New Capitalism and the End of Management?
 
Conclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You

Indispensable and subversive.

Simon Caulkin
The Observer

I wanted to write to you to tell you how much I appreciate your book - as evidenced by the coffee stains and frayed edges, it is a book I cannot live without and I will use it as I continue my education and into my career.

Wanda V. Mitchell
The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York

A highly entertaining polemic.... This slim volume more than lives up to its title.

Stefan Stern
Financial Times

Grey...has important things to say and he says them with rigour, warmth and a great deal of intelligence...He informs the analysis with humour and humility. It is the most valuable management book I have ever read.

Debora Campbell
Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine

Every page has something interesting to say, a great example, a sharp polemic, a superlative popularization, a thought-provoking eccentricity or a new take on something banal and tired.

Yiannis Gabriel, Professor of Organizational Theory
University of Bath

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Chapter 5: The New Capitalism and the End of Management


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