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394 p.
Green Library
315 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
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General and Reference Works; Environmental Studies; Social Sciences (General); Art, Architecture and Design; Science (General); Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Earth Sciences; Biology; Medicine; Engineering
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1 online resource
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1 online resource (xviii, 365 p.)
  • PART ONE: FRAMEWORK -- 1. Overcoming the Rationalist Fallacy in Management Research -- 2. Management in Practice: Overview of Classic Studies on Managerial Work -- PART TWO: A PRACTICE PERSPECTIVE ON LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL WORK -- 3. Well Then - What Now? An Everyday Approach to Managerial Leadership? -- 4. Managerial Leadership: Identities, Processes, and Interactions -- 5. Multi-framing as a Tool in Top Management Teams -- PART THREE: OPERATIONAL MANAGERIAL WORK -- 6. Work Activities and Stress Among Managers in Health Care -- 7. Leadership as Muddling Through: Site Managers in the Construction Industry -- 8. R&D Managers Leading Knowledge Workers with Care -- PART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGERIAL WORK -- 9. Managers at the Municipal Top -- 10. The Swedish Municipality Director: A Managerial Function between Politics and Administration -- 11. Leaders of Modern Universities: Primi Inter Pares or Chief Executive Officers? -- 12. Managerial Work at the Top: Tracing Changes in Work Practices and Efforts Towards Theory Development -- PART FIVE: MANAGERIAL WORK IN SMALL BUSINESSES -- 13. Managerial Behaviour in Small Firms: Does it Matter What Managers Do? -- 14. The Duality of Strategic Managerial Work in SMEs: A Structuration Perspective -- 15. Managerial Practices in Family Owned Firms: Strategizing Actors, their Arenas and their Emotions -- PART SIX: THE WAY FORWARD -- 16. Refining Shadowing Methods for Studying Managerial Work -- 17. Bridging the Management Theory and Practice Gap -- 18. Conclusion and the Way Forward: Towards a Practice Theory of Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199639724 20160614
Managers are significant actors in contemporary organizations and yet there is very little deep-level analysis of what managers do, and how they understand their managerial selves and social situations. Instead of evaluating management techniques according to their internal logic and systematic qualities, this book advances the 'practice perspective', using behaviour and activities of successful, experienced, and skilled managers as the primary data for theorizing good management. In this book, academics review classic literature on managerial work, discuss methodological and theoretical approaches, and present empirical studies on various kinds of managers at different levels of organizations, in different roles, and different sectors, from construction site managers and CEOs of large companies to university vice chancellors and front-line health care managers. It makes the case for studies of managerial work that look beyond the rational and ordered world to the challenges presented by, inter alia, work and information overload, complexity, performance pressures, unintended consequences, and irreconcilable expectations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199639724 20160614
viii, 343 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • The accidental consultant
  • I. Doing things with numbers : The whale ; The pig-iron tale ; College man ; The truth about the pigs ; The art of hunting whales ; The management idol ; Return to shore
  • II. Putting people first : Independence day ; The ideological origins of the humanist revolution ; The counterrevolution ; The proper study of humankind ; The pyramid and its discontents
  • III. Thinking ahead : How strategy became a business ; a case study in strategy ; Planning while Rome burns ; How to profit from planning ; What consultants talk about when they talk about strategy ; Consultant, consult thyself ; Strategy in the classroom ; The market value of strategy
  • IV. Striving for excellence : Tom Peters talks to God ; Free at last ; The science of excellence ; The trial ; How to become a management guru in five easy steps ; The promised land
  • The future of management education.
Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, Matthew Stewart might not have seemed a likely candidate to become a consultant. But soon he was telling veteran managers how to run their companies. In narrating his own ill-fated (and often hilarious) odyssey at a top-tier firm, Stewart turns the consultant's merciless, penetrating eye on the management industry itself. The Management Myth offers an insightful romp through the entire history of thinking about management, a withering critique of pseudoscience in management theory, and a clear explanation of why the MBA usually amounts to so much BS-leading us through the wilderness of American business thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393338522 20160609
Business Library
343 p. ; 25 cm.
Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, Matthew Stewart might not have seemed a likely candidate to become a management consultant. But soon he was telling experienced managers how to run their companies. Striking fear into the hearts of clients with his sharp analytical tools, Stewart lived in hotel rooms and got fat on his expense account - until he decided to turn the consultant's merciless, penetrating eye on the management industry itself. Alongside his devastating critique of management 'philosophy', Stewart provides a bitingly funny account of his days in a consulting firm. Combining hands-on experience with the theoretical underpinnings of contemporary fads in efficiency improvement, empowerment and strategy, Stewart knows his stuff and lays bare how little consultants have done for the business of others - while making a killing for themselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393065534 20160528
Business Library
1 online resource (267 pages) : illustrations
318 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
xx, 298 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
13 p. ; 19 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
4, 4, 112 pages: plates; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
vii, 197 pages ; 25 cm
  • Tools for judgment
  • What are the net, net consequences?
  • What are my core obligations?
  • What will work in the world as it is?
  • Who are we?
  • What can I live with?.
How to Resolve the Really Hard Problems Every manager makes tough calls--it comes with the job. And the hardest decisions are the "gray areas"--situations where you and your team have worked hard to find an answer, you've done the best analysis you can, and you still don't know what to do. But you have to make a decision. You have to choose, commit, act, and live with the consequences and persuade others to follow your lead. Gray areas test your skills as a manager, your judgment, and even your humanity. How do you get these decisions right? In Managing in the Gray, Joseph Badaracco offers a powerful, practical, and even radical way to resolve these problems. Picking up where conventional tools of analysis leave off, this book provides tools for judgment in the form of five revealing questions. Asking yourself these five questions provides a simple yet profound way to broaden your thinking, sharpen your judgment, and develop a fresh perspective. What makes these questions so valuable is that they have truly stood the test of time--they've guided countless men and women, across many centuries and cultures, to resolve the hardest questions of work, responsibility, and life. You can use the five-question framework on your own or with others on your team to help you cut through complexities, understand critical trade-offs, and develop workable solutions for even the grayest issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781633691742 20161003
Business Library
xviii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Business Library
1 online resource (317 pages)
1 online resource : illustrations.
190 p. : ill.
300 p. ; 20 cm.
  • I: ETERNAL TEACHINGS Introduction Eternal Wisdom II: CHINESE VISTA Wu Wei - The Dance of Change The Power of Purpose Build on Values The Practice of Virtue Tai Chi - The Perfect Balance III: WISDOM FROM ANCIENT INDIA Buddha's Cosmic Truths Learning from the Bhagavad-Gita! Panchatantra - Wisdom for All Ages IV: LEARNING FROM JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM Revisiting the Torah and the Gospel - Ethics and Integrity Islamic Corporate Governance Sufi Sagacity V: THE WRAP UP Pearls of Wisdom from the Greeks Corporate Reality.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761932970 20160615
This thoughtful and insightful book looks at some of the key elements that define modern management, drawing from concepts in Japanese, Indian and Chinese philosophy. Among the issues discussed are: wisdom, what it is and how it is applied in organizational contexts; business wisdom and how business should work with the long-term view of balancing profit and sustaining growth; change - its inevitability and how to manage it while retaining stability; the importance and power of purpose in organizations; and values and their importance in creating growth-focused and profitable organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761932970 20160615
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