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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior
Volume Two: Macro Approaches

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December 2008 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behaviour is a fine addition to past works of reference in the field, edited by two prominent scholars who are internationally known. Its approach is both critical and original in many incisive ways, aspiring to a cutting-edge coverage of the core and periphery of OB. Many of the chapter authors stick their necks out and avoid the more obvious, conventional expositions of their topic. It covers a wide range of topics of potential use to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the subject, as well as academics, researchers and practitioners. It will be of particular interest to those on MBA and DBA courses. It can be strongly recommended as an essential faculty library purchase, as well as a useful tool for individuals interested in having such a guide to the subject at hand' - Professor Malcolm Warner, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

`This important new Handbook brings together for the first time a collection of major contributions on macro-organizational behaviour. This area of study is concerned with the ways in which the people who inhabit organizations make sense of their situations, contributing to the distinctive character of those organizations through their actions and struggles. The conventional literature, artificially divided between micro organizational behaviour and organization theory, has under-explored this obvious conjunction between people and organizations. Stewart Clegg and Cary Cooper perform a great service in helping to make good the deficiency' - John Child, Professor of Commerce, Birmingham Business School

`Thorough and comprehensive. Thoughtful critique and new insights' - Chris Argyris, James B. Conant Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University

In this second volume of The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior, the focus is on macro-organizational behavior, revealing ways in which the person and group affect the organization.

Chapters are written by eminent and upcoming scholars in the field, each presenting on the major issues in organizational behavior as seen with a macro-lens. The Handbook is divided into three parts, the first introducing and framing the field; the second part considering the various organizational processes involved, including learning, teamwork, identity and power, among others, while finally Part Three introduces organizing on a macro-scale, covering topics such as organizational change, design governance and globalization.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior: Macro Approaches is an essential resource for researchers and students across management and organization studies.

Stewart Clegg
Introduction: Why a Handbook of Macro-Organizational Behaviour?
André Spicer
What Do OB Tools and Instruments Do?
Tim Ray
What Does Knowledge Work Do?
Alan Scott and Richard Weiskopf
Freedom and Constraint under the 'Neo-Liberal' Regime of Choice
Martin Parker
Managerialism and Its Discontents
Arran Caza and Kim Cameron
Positive Organization Scholarship: What Does It Achieve?
Elena P Antonacopoulou
Learning in Practice
Robert Roe, Omar Solinger and Woody van Olffen
Shaping Organizational Commitment
Raymond Gordon
Organizational Power
Ian Colville
On the (Be)Coming and Going of Organizational Change: Prospect and Retrospect in Sensemaking
Andrew Brown
Organizational Identity
Stephen Ackroyd
Organizational Conflict
Kerr Inkson and Yehuda Baruch
Organizational Careers
Sarah MacCurtain and Michael West
Top Management Teams and Team Working
Jay A Conger
Succession Management: Building Talent Across Organizational Generations
David Collinson
Graham Sewell
The Labor Process, Surveillance and the Person in the Sight of the Organization
Judith Pringle, Alison M Konrad and Anne-Marie Greene
Implementing Employment Equity in Gendered Organizations for Gendered Lives
Gill Kirton
Managing Multiculturally in Organizations in a Diverse Society
Miguel Martinez Lucio
The Organization of Human Resource Strategies: Narratives and Power in Understanding Labour Management in a Context of Fragmentation
Carl Rhodes and Alison Pullen
Organizational Moral Responsibility
Suzanne Benn
Organizations and Society: Sustainability Deconstructed
Majken Schultz and Mary Jo Hatch
Managing Organizational Expressions
Rene ten Bos and Stefan Heusinkveld
Management Fashion and Organizational Behaviour
David Wilson
Organizational Change Management
David Courpasson
We Have Always Been Oligarchs: Business Elite in Polyarchy
Gerard Fairtlough and Rosemary Beckham
Organizational Design
Arne Carlson and Tyrone Pitsis
Projects for Life: Building Narrative Capital for Positive Organizational Change
Rob Watson
Corporate Governance

"This volume is a valuable addition to the organizational behavior literature."

G. Klinefelter
Argosy University
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