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Contemporary issues in management

Author: Lindsay Hamilton; Laura Mitchell; Anita Mangan, (Lecturer in management)
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is for upper-level students, managers and academics who are interested in exploring the 'messy reality' of the contemporary workplace and in considering how things might be done differently. In particular, it offers a critical perspective on organisational behaviour and the sociology of work.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsay Hamilton; Laura Mitchell; Anita Mangan, (Lecturer in management)
ISBN: 1783470003 9781783470006 1783470011 9781783470013
OCLC Number: 881024298
Description: xv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The corruption of business: a statement of a contemporary problem --
Ambiguity as organisational practice: an American pragmatist perspective --
Dignity and meaningful work in organisations --
Is paternalism still relevant? Changing culture in a mutual UK insurance company --
Youth employment, masculinity and policy --
Hard work, productivity and the management of the farmed environment in anthropological perspective --
Disjointed, degraded and divided? A tale of dirty work at the chicken factory --
Migration into the United Kingdom: employers and the function of migrant labour --
Interpreting technology: telework and the myth of liberation --
Media as mediation: Uncertainty and representation in the construction of news --
Care of the underdog: animals, culture and the creation of moral certainty in the rescue shelter --
Where are the alternative organisations in Organisational Behaviour textbooks?
Responsibility: edited by Lindsay Hamilton, Laura Mitchell, Anita Mangan.

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