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: 9781473904248
Release Date: 2014-03-14
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 Cunliffe's Management covers topics that are central to management, organizational behaviour or leadership courses, with updated international content referring to current issues such as the economic crisis and unemployment. Suitable for students of Business and Management at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA levels and anyone intrigued by the field of Management studies.

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 Organizations

Author: Chris Grey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473988194
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics

'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 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 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

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

Author: Jasmin Mahadevan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526415011
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 employment relations and HRM, professionals working in organizations and anyone with an interest in the field.

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 Studying Strategy

Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857029975
Release Date: 2008-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics

'If strategy is the queen of business, then this book offers us the perfect introduction to her court! It is accessible, lively, and informative. The book repays the reader with wonderful account of how strategy works. It also lets the reader in on some of the darker secrets of strategy' - André Spicer, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Warwick Business School 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. Studying Strategy is a welcoming, lively and thought provoking account that helps students get to grips with strategy's key issues and broad debates and introduce them to the latest ideas. Suitable for students of strategy at Undergraduate, Masters and MBA level, professionals involved in strategic decision making and anyone interested in how strategy works.

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 Coaching and Mentoring

Author: Bob Garvey
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446291696
Release Date: 2011-11-04
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. In Coaching and Mentoring, the author inspires and provokes readers by asking questions such as 'Are coaching and mentoring the same?' 'Are we obsessed with skills?' and 'What is performance?' He also delves into contemporary debates such as concerns about standards, competencies and codes of ethics, interspersed with views on power, control and politics. An entertaining read for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA students or anyone interested in looking for different ways of thinking about coaching and mentoring.

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

Author: George Cairns
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526414946
Release Date: 2017-05-01
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. The Second Edition of International Business includes recent impacts on international business such as the financial crisis, Brexit and the changing political landscape, Chinese steel prices and the Panama Papers revelations. It includes two new chapters on understanding people and organizations in International Business as well as coverage of recent international reports from Amnesty, Oxfam and the World Bank. Suitable for students of International Business, professionals working in global organizations and anyone curious about the workings of the international business world.

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 Qualitative Research

Author: David Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446289570
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Social Science

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 Qualitative Research provides a refreshing introduction to doing and debating qualitative research. The author uses updated content, ranging from photographs to novels and newspaper stories, to demonstrate how getting to grips with qualitative methods means asking ourselves fundamental questions about how we are influenced by contemporary culture. Suitable for Undergraduate students who are new to qualitative research and even Postgraduates and Practitioners who want re-assess their current understanding of the field.

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

Author: Brad Jackson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526451057
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics

An engaging guide through the cacophony of competing perspectives and models of leadership, the new edition includes an expanded discussion of contemporary topics like followership, gender, ethics, authenticity, and leadership and the arts, set against the backdrop of the global financial crisis. 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. Suitable for students of leadership, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of leadership.

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

Author: Ronnie Lippens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473903616
Release Date: 2009-01-19
Genre: Social Science

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 Studying Criminology, the author explores the interplay between philosophical and criminological theories to provide a stimulating and insightful overview of the subject. It offers students a fresh way of thinking about crime, giving them an opportunity to develop their understanding and to hone their critical skills. Suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Criminology and anybody interested in the field of Criminological studies.

A Very Short Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Marketing

Author: Jim Blythe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847878908
Release Date: 2006-10-18
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. Studying Marketing is packed full of lively debate and funny anecdotes covering topics marketing students are familiar with, such as key thinkers and concepts, and some they are not. It looks at areas most textbooks ignore, such as the development of marketing as a discipline and as an academic subject, and raises arguments that students haven't heard about in their lectures. Suitable for Marketing students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Along with professionals involved in marketing and anyone interested in how marketing works.