Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Paperback | November 1, 1997

byKeith Grint

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Fuzzy Management is designed for thsoe who find current management orthodoxies inadequate, who are interested in alternative ideas and how they might be applied to management practice, but are not enthralled by the esoteric world of theoretical books about theory. This book offers a bridge between the `esoteric' world of theory and the `practical' world of management by exploring and illustrating some current theories (Fuzzy Logic, Actor-Network Theory, Chaos Theory, Constructivism etc.) through discussion of some everyday management issues (StrategicDecision Making, Appraisals, Negotiation, Leadership, Culture, and Motivation). Crisp and concise, it will be a useful guide to all concerned with the relationship between management theory and practice.

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Fuzzy Management is designed for thsoe who find current management orthodoxies inadequate, who are interested in alternative ideas and how they might be applied to management practice, but are not enthralled by the esoteric world of theoretical books about theory. This book offers a bridge between the `esoteric' world of theory and th...

Keith Grint is at Templeton College, University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198774990

ISBN - 13:9780198774990

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Table of Contents

Introduction: So What?1. Fuzzy Logic: Managing in an Occluded World2. Managing Fashions: A Eulogy for Flared Trousers3. Chaos, Culture, and Evolution: The Configuration of Organization4. Managing Change through Commitment: Autistic, New Model, and Pandorian Organizations5. Deep Leadership: In Theory6. Mismanaging Risk: The Madness of Cows7. Negotiating: Groundhog GroundrulesReferences

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`...provocative study.'Sloan Management Review. Summer 1998