Careers In And Out Of Organizations

Author: Douglas T. Hall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761915478
Size: 61.90 MB
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Careers In and Out of Organizations provides an overview of the changing context of careers and describes the role of interpersonal relationships as influences on development of a person's identity and learning. The author examines the nature of the new career contract and the different approaches that have been taken to studying career decision making. He explores how career choices are made, the developmental stages people pass through during the course of their working lives in organizations, and the factors related to career effectiveness including integrating career and personal life. The latter third of the book turns from research to the practical issues involved in applying theory including a look at how an understanding of career dynamics can be employed to make careers work better for individuals and for the work communities where they are employed.

Organization Change

Author: W. Warner Burke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506378773
Size: 62.73 MB
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Change is a constant in today's organizations. Leaders, managers, and employees at all levels must understand both how to implement planned changed and effectively handle unexpected change. The Fifth Edition of the Organization Change: Theory and Practice provides an eye-opening exploration into the nature of change by presenting the latest evidence-based research to discuss a range of theories, models, and perspectives on organization change. Bestselling author, W. Warner Burke, skillfully connects theory to practice with modern cases of effective and ineffective organization change, recent examples of transformational leadership and planned and revolutionary change, and best practices to successfully influence change. This fully-updated new edition also includes a new chapter on healthcare and government organizations, offering practical applications for non-profit organizations.

Attitudes In And Around Organizations

Author: Arthur P. Brief
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761900979
Size: 33.63 MB
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How do the attitudes people bring with them to the workplace affect thoughts, feelings and actions in organizations? How are the attitudes of those outside an organization affected by the organization? This book provides a concise summary of what we know about attitudes and suggests what we might discover by adopting novel means, both conceptual and methodological, for studying attitudes in and around organizations. The author overviews the job satisfaction literature, including a redefinition of job satisfaction. In addition, he examines: the various means by which attitudes have been measured; attitude formation and change; and the resistance of attitudes to change efforts. Groups whose attitudes are organizationally rele

Institutions And Organizations

Author: W. Richard Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761920014
Size: 37.12 MB
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, Institutions and Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the institutionalist approach to organization theory. Dick Scott presents an historical overview of the theoretical literature, an integrative analysis of current institutional approaches, and a review of empirical research related to institutions and organizations. He offers an extensive review and critique of institutional analysis in sociology, political science, and economics as it relates to recent theory and research on organizations.

Sensemaking In Organizations

Author: Karl E. Weick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803971776
Size: 75.82 MB
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The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision-making and the concept of strategic rationality. However, the rational model ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of real-world organizations and their environments. In this landmark volume, Karl E Weick highlights how the `sensemaking' process shapes organizational structure and behaviour. The process is seen as the creation of reality as an ongoing accomplishment that takes form when people make retrospective sense of the situations in which they find themselves.

Power And Organizations

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761943921
Size: 74.47 MB
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In this tour de force, authors Stewart R. Clegg, David Courpasson, and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues, and is comprehensive in scope.

Identity In Organizations

Author: David A. Whetten
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761909484
Size: 64.23 MB
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This investigation of the fundamental character of organizational identity and identification with an organization is arranged in the form of a provocative discussion between key scholars. The book focuses on three different paradigmatic views of identity: functionalist, interpretive and postmodern. Similarities and distinctions among these ways of understanding are explored, and numerous theoretical and practical insights are gained. The book concludes with a discussion of the relevance of identity as a construct in organizational study, and observations on conversation and theory building.

Rhythms Of Academic Life

Author: Peter J. Frost
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803972636
Size: 60.72 MB
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This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Publishing In The Organizational Sciences

Author: L. L. Cummings
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452214352
Size: 51.18 MB
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This comprehensive overview of all aspects of the publishing process has been written especially for prospective authors who want to learn more about the field to advance their careers and publishing success. More than just a `how to' book, this volume explains the entire context of scholarly publishing and how it should, ideally, work toward advancing knowledge and successful management practice.

Job Satisfaction

Author: Paul E. Spector
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761989233
Size: 36.59 MB
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Distilling the vast literature on this frequently studied variable in organizational behaviour research, Paul E Spector provides the student and professional with a pithy overview of the application, assessment, causes and consequences of job satisfaction. In addition to discussing the nature of and techniques for assessing job satisfaction, the author summarizes the findings concerning how people feel towards work, including: cultural and gender differences in job satisfaction and personal and organizational causes; and potential consequences of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Students and researchers will particularly appreciate the extensive list of references and the Job Satisfaction Survey included in the Appendix.