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Argyris, Chris 1923-

Works: 248 works in 1,127 publications in 10 languages and 26,750 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Originator, Interviewee
Classifications: HF5549, 658.3
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Organizational learning by Chris Argyris( Book )
100 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is essential for anyone who needs to understand how organizations work, evolve and learn. In this new edition, Argyris discusses vital topics of current management research, such as tacit knowledge and management, so reflecting the evolving field of organizational learning." "Focusing on learning and organizational politics, the book addresses the key issues of organizational learning and Action Science; organizational effectiveness and what inhibits it; organizational development and human resource activities; and usable knowledge and how it is inhibited."--Jacket
Integrating the individual and the organization by Chris Argyris( Book )
61 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory in practice : increasing professional effectiveness by Chris Argyris( Book )
45 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories of action; Evaluating theories of action; Diagnosing theories-in-use; Issue in professional education; Implications for professional competence and practice; Redesigning professional education
Personality and organization; the conflict between system and the individual by Chris Argyris( Book )
47 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reasoning, learning, and action : individual and organizational by Chris Argyris( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knowledge for action : a guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change by Chris Argyris( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The landmark book Action Science introduced a revolutionary theory of Organizational inquiry that demonstrated ways to solve problems, enhance human development and learning, and promote individual, organizational, and social change. Now, Chris Argyris translates the powerful theoretical approach presented in that work into practical advice for researchers and managers." "Knowledge for Action presents a step-by-step description of how to assess an organization's capacity to learn, analyze the data, and design and implement effective interventions that help create a more dynamic and innovative organization. Argyris demonstrates how his proven research methods produce actionable knowledge - knowledge that tests the validity of the research methods themselves when used in day-to-day operations - and calls for a genuine partnership between professionals and researchers both to implement the research properly and to test its results in everyday life." "Using a detailed case study of a professional service organization, Argyris illustrates how to reduce counterproductive politics and implement change from the top down. Drawing from interviews with and observations of top management, he shows how to identify and correct defensive routines and political problems that occur in organizations. By presenting transcripts of actual discussions, the author reveals how previously "undiscussable" problems can be resolved and how adversarial relationships can be turned into productive partnerships. He includes checklists, charts, and scoring procedures that researchers and line managers can use to make lasting changes to the status quo."--Jacket
Management and organizational development; the path from XA to YB by Chris Argyris( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Italian and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flawed advice and the management trap : how managers can know when they're getting good advice and when they're not by Chris Argyris( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates a new approach to communication and management while critically examining popular management techniques, revealing gaps in logic and implementation that doom many plans to failure
Intervention theory and method; a behavioral science view by Chris Argyris( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Increasing leadership effectiveness by Chris Argyris( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regulating business : the search for an optimum by C Argyris( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpersonal competence and organizational effectiveness by Chris Argyris( Book )
38 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reasons and rationalizations : the limits to organizational knowledge by Chris Argyris( )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Argyris is one of the best known management scholars in the world - a leading light whose work has consistently addressed fundamental organizational questions, and who has provided some of the key concepts and building blocks of our understanding of organizational learning: single and double learning, theory in use, and espoused theory, amongst others." "In this book, he questions many of the assumptions of organizational theory and research, an investigation which is not confined to academic analysis. He also scrutinizes that capacity for 'unproductive reasoning' (even as self-deception and rationalization) that is common amongst managers, consultants, and indeed more generally. As well as engaging with the work of leading organizational researchers (Sennett, Gabriel, Burgelman, Czarniawska, and Grint, for example), he also ponders the work of the consultants, commentators, and accountants who endorsed Enron." "Drawing on his own wealth of experience of researching and working with organizations, this book will be a reference point for developing useful knowledge and confronting the defences and deceptions that are only too commonplace in the business and academic worlds."--BOOK JACKET
The applicability of organizational sociology by Chris Argyris( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organization and innovation by Chris Argyris( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blackwell encyclopedia of management by Colin Clubb( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven volumes and a comprehensive index in the 12th comprise this reference, prepared with the efforts of some 1,500 scholars and teachers. Coverage encompasses the following general subject areas: accounting, business ethics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international management, management information systems, managerial
Organizational learning II : theory, method and practice by Chris Argyris( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organizational Learning II: Theory, Method, and Practice expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground-breaking first book. Offering fresh innovations, strategies, and concise explanations of long-held theories, this book includes new alternatives for practitioners and researchers. Argyris and Schon address the four principle questions which cut across the two branches of the field of organizational learning. Why is an organization a learning venue? Are real-world organizations capable of learning? What kinds of learning are desirable? How can organizations develop their capability for desirable kinds of learning? With new examples and the most up-to-date information on the technical aspects of organization and management theory, Argyris and Schon demonstrate how the research and practice of organizational learning can be incorporated in today's business environment
Overcoming organizational defenses : facilitating organizational learning by Chris Argyris( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Action science by Chris Argyris( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the front page; [organizational self-renewal in a metropolitan newspaper by Chris Argyris( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Argyris, Chris
Argyris Chrys 1923-2013
アージリス, クリス
English (538)
French (26)
German (8)
Japanese (8)
Italian (8)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (3)
Swedish (3)
Portuguese (1)
Dutch (1)