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Management A Sociological Introduction by Keith Grint

Management A Sociological Introduction by Keith Grint

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A Sociological Introduction

by Keith Grint

Polity Press, 1995, ISBN 0745611494, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping and creasing to edges and corners, ex-library with cancelled stamp to half title page and rear endpaper, stickers to cover and spine (see photographs)

“The study of management has been increasing exponentially for at least the last twenty years but traditional introductions tend to be rooted in approaches that deny the significance of historical context and remain sceptical of the role of theory in developing the practices we recognise as management.  Eschewing the ‘ten secrets to world domination’ strategy favoured by so-called ‘practical’ management texts, and avoiding the ‘1000 important to memorize’ (un)beloved of undergraduates, this book develops a view of management that is provocative and challenging while remaining accessible.
Adopting ideas from contemporary sociological theory, the text examines an array of management orthodoxies: from corporate culture to managing change, from language to leadership, from reengineering to reality, from feminism to fatalism and from upwards appraisals to utopian management.
Grint shows that in each area of substantive debate, many taken-for-granted approaches are in need of reconstruction.”


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