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Managing in Changing Times

Managing in Changing Times
A Guide for the Perplexed Manager

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sid Lowe - Kingston University Business School, London

January 2010 | 412 pages | SAGE Response
This book brings together distinguished writers from diverse fields and their specialised perspectives on new ideas and the challenges they pose to the hegemony of neo-classical scientific management. It explores various possibilities for the future development of the understanding of management and organisation in the context of new economic conditions taking shape in both the East and the West. The focus on these makes this volume topical. It provides today’s managers with alternatives to conventional approaches to management that are now facing a credibility crunch.

Managing in Changing Times: A Guide for the Perplexed Manager shows the manager that there are no easy, quick-fix, off the shelf solutions to complex problems. Solutions require thinking and action with multiple perspectives and require considerable effort to master. This imparts the book a global appeal as it speaks to every manager. The initial chapters present the ideas of Schumacher and Capra which, the author shows, could be used as catalysts to evolve a post-scientific global management era.

The book will be a handy reference material for students of management, managers and management pundits.
Sid Lowe
Sid Lowe
Schumacher's Hierarchy
Sid Lowe
Capra's Kite
Kathryn Pavlovich and Robert Chia
Perplexity, Process and Practice
John Shotter
Perplexity; Preparing for the Happenings of Change
John Richard Ennals
Perplexity, Ecology and Technology
Ian Steers
Perplexity and Ethics
Slawomir Jan Magala
Perplexing images: Relational identities in cultural tempospaces
Jon Gander
Perplexity and Strategy: Moving Towards an Enrolment Advantage Paradigm
Karl-Erik Sveiby
Perplexity and Indigenous Leadership
Balakrishnan Muniapan
Perplexity, Management and Business in India
Astrid Kainzbauer
Perplexity in South-East Asia: De-perplexing the Expat
Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer
Perplexity and Oikomorphosis; Managing Transformation
Sid Lowe

The book aims to provide a way out to manage perplexity ridden business world full of uncertainties and complexities while it appears to be overly critical of “neo-classical” scientific management and suggests new management paradigms – based on combinations of management styles of East and West…It is very nicely produced, scholarly volume and must be welcomed as an addition base of the management theory literature.


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