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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations - Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books (Paperback)
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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Organizations - Very Short, Fairly Interesting & Cheap Books (Paperback)

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Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks.

The Third Edition of Studying Organizations has been updated in light of the continuing financial and economic crisis. It shows how this grew out of a thirty year experiment in 'new capitalism' and links this to changes in the world of work organizations in terms of growing insecurity, inequality and to shifts in the status of management.

Suitable for students of organizational studies and management, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of organizations.

Visit Chris Grey's accompanying blog and read his comments on current news stories and how they relate to themes in the book.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446207376
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition

'Loved the book. I read it quickly. I will re-read it with a pencil in hand this time'
Patrick Nadeau
Software Consultant

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

'One of the most valuable and interesting books we have read during our MBA at Cardiff inspiration to us' -
Eleni Platitsa
MBA Student, Cardiff Business School

'Grey...has important things to say and he says them with rigour, warmth and a great deal of intelligence...He informs the analysis with humour and humility. It is the most valuable management book I have ever read' -
Debora Campbell
Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine

'Chris Grey has produced a book many of us have wanted to write for a long time, but have not had the guts to do' -
Andreas Diedrich
Goteborg University, Sweeden

'A highly readable, insightful and enjoyable up-to-the-minute text' -
Marta Calas and Linda Smircich
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

'I've been waiting for someone to come along and write a book such as this one' -
Janne Tienari
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

'It helped open my eyes to the organizational world around me' -
Kyle Parker
First year undergraduate student in Business Studies, Massey University, New Zealand

'I would like to thank you for such an interesting book that I couldn't put down' -
Kate Sweeney
MPA student Liverpool University

'Very much enjoying reading "A Very Short...About Studying Organizations" - the chapter on Fast Capitalism and the End of Management seems particularly apposite at the moment. Very reflective of some of the themes I am teaching at the moment (and getting into arguments about!)' -
Hugh M. Davenport, Senior Lecturer - Field of Leadership & HRM
University of Northampton

'I wanted to write to you to tell you how much I appreciate your book - as evidenced by the coffee stains and frayed edges, it is a book I cannot live without and I will use it as I continue my education and in to my career' -
Wanda V. Mitchell
Masters student in Healthcare Management and Organization Development, Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York

'Indispensible and subversive' -
Simon Caulkin
The Observer

'Every page has something interesting to say, a great example, a sharp polemic, a superlative popularization, a thought-provoking eccentricity or a new take on something banal and tired' -
Yiannis Gabriel, Professor of Organizational Theory
University of Bath

'This book has carved itself a permanent spot on my bookshelf as I ordered a fresh copy off Amazon after the library finally took their copy back' -
Tim Hannigan
Masters student in Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science

'This is a racy read and rightly challenges the stuffy, often unreadable prose found in academic outlets' -
Royston Greenwood
University of Alberta, Canada

Grey's book serves to transcend fragmented management theory and advance a tenable and valuable reorientation of the field... -- Valerie Priscilla Goby

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