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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Management and Organization

A Critical Text

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230522213
Publication Date February 2009
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Practical, Applied, Critical

Designed to provide a more critical perspective this text is ideal for advanced undergraduate students who want to challenge the preconceptions of the subject area. Highly regarded in its first edition, this text was an instant hit.

• A challenging yet accessible critical text with a focus on practice
• Thoroughly up-to-date, incorporating cutting-edge research to provide a rethinking of the issues at the heart of management
• The contributions from international specialists give this text an unparalleled breadth and depth
• Case studies and key questions in each chapter encourage students to engage critically with the subject matter
• Improved layout to increase readability and better pedagogy to aid learning

STEPHEN LINSTEAD is Professor of Critical Management Studies at the University of York, UK. He has held chairs in Wollongong (NSW, Australia), Sunderland, Essex and Durham before moving to York. He has also spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 2007 he will also be a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico, USA.

LIZ FULOP is Professor of Management and Head of Research at Griffiths University, Australia.

SIMON LILLEY is a Professor of Information and Organizations at the University of Leicester, UK.
William D, Rifkin, University of South Wales, Australia
Dr Joanna Brewis, University of Leciester, UK
Prof Bobby Banerjee, University of South Australia, Australia
Dr Edward Wray-Bliss, Nottingham University Business School, UK
Prf Robin Stanley Snell, Sept of Management, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Prof. Stephen Proctor, Newcastle University Business School, UK
Prof Frank Mueller, University ofSt Andrews, UK
Prof Grham Sewell, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof Jonathan Gosling, Centre for LEadership, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Anne-Marie Greene, Warwick University Business School, UK
Dr Alison Pullen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dr Rodney J. Clarke, Stafforshire University, UK
Dr Garance Marechal, University of Liverpool Management School, UK

PART ONE: CORE CONCEPTS Managing Knowledge and Learning
Gender and Management
Managing Culture
Managing Structure
Managing Sustainability
Power and Politics in Organisations
Organisational Control
Managing Ethically
Leading and Managing
Managing Teams
Managing Conflict
Managing Change
Decision-Making in Organisations
Managing Strategically
Networks and Inter-organisational Relations
Managing in a Virtual World.


From 1st edition: 'I like the text very much. It contains some excellent critical material which students would otherwise not come across without spending serious time in the library...The style is engaging...[and it has] impressive breadth of coverage.' - Dr Martin Corbett, Warwick Business School
'Management and Organization: A Critical Text is well written, stimulating and thought provoking...Each chapter has been comprehensively researched and each topic thoroughly analysed and discussed.' - Associate Professor Michael Knowles, Monash University, Australia
'This book is a comprehensive resource for both students and teachers of critical management.... The tone and the style of writing in this book are upbeat, engaging and refreshing; and the scholarly nature of the project is beyond doubt.' - Mihaela Keleman, Leadership
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