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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations
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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations

Fifth Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Chris Grey - Royal Holloway University London, UK


November 2021 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Indispensable and subversive' - Simon Caulkin, The Observer

'A highly entertaining polemic.... This slim volume more than lives up to its title' - Stefan Stern, Financial Times

Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the 'Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series offers informal, conversational and critical overviews of popular areas of study.

Updated throughout with examples from the biggest global news events, including the Trump presidency, cost-cutting at Boeing, working conditions at Sports Direct and the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fifth edition explores contemporary developments in organizations.

This book is ideal for students of organizational studies, management professionals and anyone curious about the workings of organizations.

Chris Grey
 is Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
 
Introduction: Why Studying Organizations Matters to Me
 
Chapter 1 Bureaucracy and Scientific Management
 
Chapter 2 Human Relations Theory and People Management
 
Chapter 3 Organizational Culture and Self-Management
 
Chapter 4 Post-Bureaucracy and Change Management
 
Chapter 5 The New Capitalism and the End of Management?
 
Conclusion: Why Should Studying Organizations Matter to You?

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