Coping with Excess: How Organizations, Communities and Individuals Manage Overflows (Paperback)
  • Coping with Excess: How Organizations, Communities and Individuals Manage Overflows (Paperback)

Coping with Excess: How Organizations, Communities and Individuals Manage Overflows (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 26/12/2014
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What does a stockbroker in Istanbul navigating the rush of incoming trading figures have in common with a mother in Stockholm trying to organize a growing pile of baby clothes? They are both coping with excess or overflow. This book explores the ways in which institutions, corporations and individuals define and manage situations of 'too much' - too much information, too many choices, too many commodities or too many tasks. By analyzing a wide range of settings - from corporate firms and public administration to everyday domestic routines - the book offers an in-depth understanding of the complexities of overflow phenomena. It questions when, where and why overflow emerges and for whom this is a problem or a blessing. This broad introduction to a striking contemporary phenomenon will prove an enlightening read for a wide-ranging audience including academics and researchers in the disciplines of business and management, political science, economic history and sociology.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782548584

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