Rethinking Organisational Behaviour

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Since the introduction of organisational behaviour as a discipline, there has been an enormous shift in working patterns and conditions. The organisational world in which conventional OB was established - high employment, first world economic domination - is very different to contemporary organisational settings characterised by recession, globalisation and a different moral climate. What is offered here is an interpretation of OB that reflects contemporary conditions and contemporary social thinking. The aim is to situate OB within the theoretical developments of recent times, the sources of which, like semiotics or poststructuralism, often lie outside the traditional informing disciplines of OB. Starting with the most basic concepts, but developing toward higher level concepts, the implications for thinking about organisational behaviour are all the time drawn out in clear and accessible language. The text is therefore ideal for those taking an advanced course in OB, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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Norman Jackson and Pippa Carter

 

Rethinking Organisational Behaviour

A Poststructuralist Framework

 

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Rethinking Organisational Behaviourengages in an original and thought-provoking approach to the subject. It situates organisational behaviour within recent theoretical developments whose sources such as semiotics or poststructuralism often lie outside the traditional disciplines of organisational behaviour.

In clear and accessible language, the authors provide critical analysis of important elements in understanding organisational behaviour rarely addressed in detail in more conventional textbooks, including knowledge and power, rationality, ideology and self, boundary, efficiency and decision-making.

 

The second edition of this successful and well-respected textbook is ideal for students on intermediate and advanced organisational behaviour courses either at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

 

Key features:

·        Adopts a poststructuralist approach and introduces a key body of contemporary theory.

·        Conceives of organisation as a process, rather than an object, which enables wider issues to be addressed.

·        Presents the understanding of organisational behaviour as the behaviour of people, rather than of employees.

·        Gives a wide range of case studies and examples of issues that face managers and students, with questions for debate and discussion.

·        An expanded glossary, bibliographies and references.

 

Norman Jackson and Pippa Carter are leading figures in the field of organisational behaviour and are Visiting Fellows at the University of Leicester School of Management.

 

 

 

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Norman Jackson and Pippa Carter are leading figures in the field of organisational behaviour and are Visiting Fellows at the University of Leicester School of Management.

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