A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management Research

Author: Emma Bell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446294147
Release Date: 2013-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Emma Bell and Richard Thorpe are engaging companions for this journey into the complex world of management research. They provide a stimulating and critical overview of the key theoretical debates on research paradigms and methodologies and relate them to the day to day practice of the research, demystifying the process and providing invaluable insights into the politics and practice of research. Unlike most books about management research, this little book does not present the process as logical, rational and predictable. Instead, it explores the messy and unpredictable nature of management research and the fascinating reasons behind this. In doing so, it will give you the confidence and understanding to experiment and improvise while carrying out your research. Incorporating research tales from within the workplace, Bell and Thorpe have triumphed in bringing you a fun and thought-provoking discourse on management research that you will treasure. An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management

Author: Ann L Cunliffe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473904255
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Written to inform, challenge and entertain, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Management explains alternative ways of thinking about management and managing people in a way that is easy to understand and enjoyable. New to the Second Edition: Updated content includes current issues such as the economic crisis and unemployment More international examples Suggestions for further reading Ann Cunliffe covers topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses: what managers do, motivation, communication, and ethics. The book breathes fresh air into these topics, emphasizing the importance of relations when thinking about management and drawing on a range of disciplines such as philosophy and linguistics. Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

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

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446241141
Release Date: 2008-12-09
Genre: Social Science

Relevant across a range of management courses, the Second Edition of A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations offers students a lively, focused and challenging discussion of classical and current ideas about organizations and their management. Building on the hugely popular first edition, a new chapter explores the relationship between organization theory and behaviour as it exists today. Chris Grey shies away from the sterility of conventional textbooks, offering students an accessible and palatable overview of the field of organization studies that questions and challenges the traditional literature.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Management

Author: Ann L Cunliffe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412935463
Release Date: 2009-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Written to inform, challenge, and entertain, this book explains alternative ways of thinking about management and managing people in a way that is easy to understand, but also provocative and enjoyable. The book covers topics that are central to management, organizational behavior, or leadership courses—what managers do, motivation, communication, and ethics. Ann Cunliffe breathes fresh air into these topics, emphasizing the importance of relations when thinking about management and drawing on a range of disciplines such as philosophy and linguistics.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Knowledge Management

Author: Joanne Roberts
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473927209
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. Written in a lively, conversational style, Knowledge Management looks at the nature of knowledge, including its definition and measurement, before the main concepts and theoretical contributions to knowledge management are reviewed and challenged, providing fresh insights into the central debates. Suitable for students of Business and Management courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and anyone interested in the concept of knowledge management.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412947862
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively, and thought provoking account of strategy. It helps students get to grips with strategy’s key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas that won’t yet have been covered in the classroom. Organized into three sections, concepts are made really accessible as the authors first recap the history of strategy as an academic discipline, then evaluate major schools of strategic thought, and conclude by critiquing the latest developments in strategic research.

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

Author: Chris Grey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446271438
Release Date: 2012-11-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. The Third Edition of Studying Organizations has been updated in light of the continuing financial and economic crisis. It shows how this grew out of a thirty year experiment in 'new capitalism' and links this to changes in the world of work organizations in terms of growing insecurity, inequality and to shifts in the status of management. Suitable for students of organizational studies and management, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of organizations. Visit Chris Grey's accompanying blog and read his comments on current news stories and how they relate to themes in the book.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business

Author: George Cairns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446241157
Release Date: 2008-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. In International Business, the authors challenge the principles of business in the context of trading blocs, protectionism, and restricted trade; the effects of international governing bodies like the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank; looking at this very big and interesting field with humour and insightfulness. Ideal for Undergraduate students in Business and Management, this text will also appeal to anyone interested in the fast-paced world of International Business.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization

Author: Leo McCann
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526448279
Release Date: 2018-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

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. In Globalization, the author explores the various intermingled aspects that make up the processes and controversies of globalization; he discusses the history and rise of the concept, sceptical and critical ideas about it, the debates around a global culture, and the implications of globalization for work, business, management and organizations. Suitable for students of international business and anybody interested in the concept of globalization.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Human Resource Management

Author: Irena Grugulis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473987630
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks Engaging and entertaining in equal measure, Human Resource Management is a book about work, the people who do it and the way they are managed (and mismanaged). Raising issues that are often neglected in typical HRM texts, such as work intensification and unemployment; it explores the realities of work, workers, and the communities that are affected by HRM policy and practice. Grugulis draws on current research to provide a critical and reflective overview of the key debates in HRM today. Suitable for students of HRM, professionals working in organizations and anyone with an interest in the nature of human resources.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Cross Cultural Management

Author: Jasmin Mahadevan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526414991
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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. In Cross-Cultural Management, the author takes a critical, power-sensitive and culturally-aware perspective that moves beyond the paradigms debate, placing greater emphasis on the holistic nature of culture and its managerial consequences and taking into account the diversity and multiple identities apparent in cross-cultural management. Suitable for students of cross-cultural management, human resource management or workplace diversity and professionals working in organizations and intercultural training.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership

Author: Brad Jackson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446259948
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. The Second Edition of Studying Organizations guides the reader through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership; now updated with expanded discussion of hot topics like followership, gender, ethics, authenticity and leadership and the arts, set against the backdrop of the global financial crisis. Suitable for students, researchers and practitioners studying leadership across all disciplines.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Employment Relations

Author: Tony Dundon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526421432
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal and accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. In Employment Relations the authors translate years of experience, with the help of interesting vignettes, real life examples and connections with popular culture, into a critical understanding of the topic that brings the field to life. An excellent supplementary text for Employment Relations and HRM students or anyone interested in a short, succinct book on the subject of Employment Relations.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Jean-Pascal Gond
Publisher:
ISBN: 1473926688
Release Date: 2018-11-29
Genre:

Unlike most books about CSR or business ethics, this little book does not present "one best way" for managing CSR, nor exhort corporations "to do good". Instead, it explores the paradoxical and pluralistic nature of CSR and the underlying drivers of this nature. It gives researchers a map to advance in the complex academic landscape of CSR, and practitioners a solid synthesis of what is known and less known about CSR. SAGE's 'A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About' series shies away from the sterility of conventional textbooks, offering students an informal and accessible overview of the field that questions and challenges the traditional literature.