Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me
Bureaucracy and Scientific Management
Human Relations Theory and People Management
Organizational Culture and Self-Management
Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management
The New Capitalism and the Strange Fates of Management
Conclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here
The first two editions of this book were a runaway success with students who loved the lively, focused and challenging discussion of classical and current ideas about organizations and their management.
This new edition, which can be used across a range of management courses, 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 and inequality and to shifts in the status of management. Containing a new foreword, the third edition provides a challenging discussion of core, classical ideas but also covers issues such as new forms of control, identity regulation and the ethics and politics of studying organizations.
Visit Chris Grey's accompanying blog and read his comments on current news stories and how they relate to themes in the book.
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. You can view all the books in the VSFI series here.