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Organizational Misbehaviour
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Organizational Misbehaviour

Second Edition


February 2022 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Misbehaviour at work has traditionally focused on work limitation, pilferage, absenteeism and sabotage. These remain important, but the organisational landscape is changing. From new forms of satirical humour and use of social media, workplace bullying and sexual misconduct, to managerial misbehaviour and its consequences, the second edition of Organizational Misbehaviour explores the latest forms of organizational subversion and offers fresh insights into the underlying dynamics of management and organizational processes.

Drawing from contemporary research, this authoritative text is suitable for anyone interested in the study of management, work and organizations.

Stephen Ackroyd is Emeritus Professor at the Management School of Lancaster University, UK.

Paul Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Employment Studies at the University of Stirling, UK.
 
PART I: THE DISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS OF MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 1 The Recalcitrant Worker: Historical Roots and Contemporary Developments
 
Chapter 2 Assessing Approaches to Organisational Misbehaviour
 
PART II: THE RELATIONAL APPROACH TO ORGANISATIONAL MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 3 Irresponsible Autonomy: The Infra-Structure of Misbehaviour
 
Chapter 4 Manageability and Managerial Regimes: Confronting and Containing Misbehaviour
 
Chapter 5 Strategic Organisational Change: Corporate Management Misbehaviour
 
PART III: DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKER MISBEHAVIOUR
 
Chapter 6 Only joking: from Sub-Culture to Counter-Culture in Organizational Relations
 
Chapter 7 Social Media: A New Contested Terrain
 
Chapter 8 Ruling Passions: Sexual Misbehaviour at Work
 
Chapter 9 Bully for You: Coercion and its Consequences in the Contemporary Workplace
 
Chapter 10 Resistance: Debates, Departures and New Directions

'There are many positive contributions made by this book, including the shifting of misbehaviour from the margins of organizational behaviour to a more prominent position. Moreover it brings together a range of studies from across the social science disciplines to illustrate and examine organizational misbehaviour.... The book is well written, and the reader is taken through the authors arguments in a clear well illustrated and enjoyable manner. The Research base for the text, a combination of published studies as well as the authors' own observations and studies is considerable and eclectic... This book will be of interest to researchers, students and managers'.

Asia Pacific Review

'[A] textbook specifically aimed at organizational misbehaviour. ...it certainly fills a gap... containing a large survey of academic literature on the subject. The book is good: it brings to light subjects which are too often neglected, and it provides an understanding of phenomena which are so common in organizations, but at the same time so vague and incomprehensible'.

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