This is the book which management students have been waiting for. Written in an informal and accessible style, it enters into lively discussion of classical and contemporary ideas about organizations and their management—from Weber to post-bureaucracy, from scientific manager to change manager. It shows that getting to grips with these ideas means asking fundamental questions about what it means to be human, how human relations work and about the nature of modern society. Chris Grey provides an antidote to the boring textbook, which is compatible with any degree course on management and organizations. If you are taking a management course, it will tell you the real purpose of a business school. Most importantly, it offers a critical and penetrating perspective which reveals the true nature of organizations.
I. STUDYING ORGANIZATIONS-CLASSICAL APPROACHES
II. STUDYING ORGANIZATIONS-CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES
III. ORGANIZING STUDIES