Work Organisations: A Critical Approach by Paul ThompsonWork Organisations: A Critical Approach by Paul Thompson

Work Organisations: A Critical Approach

byPaul Thompson, David McHugh

Paperback | June 17, 2009

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Critically examines work and organizations in contemporary society and tackles the issue of how to apply theory to practical reality by evaluating empirical research and showing how theories are used by managers. Puts organizations in a socio-economic context, and covers psychological material, as well as broader issues such as managerial, global and change.
PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School, UK. In addition to many journal articles, Thompson has previously authored Democracy and Patricipation at Work, Palgrave; A Handbook of Work and Organisation, OUP; and the highl...
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Title:Work Organisations: A Critical ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.09 inPublished:June 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023052222X

ISBN - 13:9780230522220

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- PART I: KEY ISSUES IN WORK AND ORGANIZATION.- Studying Organisations: An Introduction.- The Emergence of Large Scale Organizations.- Taylor, Weber and the Bureaucratisation of Production.- Managing the Human Factor.- Organisations and Environments.- Culture, Companies and Countries in a Globalising Era.- Management.- Control and Resistance.- Power in Organizations.- Gender, Sexuality and Organizations.- Corporations and Culture: Reinventing Organization Man?.- PART II: CONTEMPORARY CHANGES IN WORKING LIFE.- Introduction and Objectives.- The Bigger Picture: Society, Economy and Organizations.- Doing the Business: Hierarchies, Networks and the Governance of the Firm.- Labour in the Market: Flexible Futures?.- Work Systems and Divisions of Labour.- Knowledge and its Management.- Conclusions, Key Points and Further Reading for Part II.- PART III: UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR: ISSUES AND AGENDASIntroduction.- Perception and Attitudes: Seeing What to Think.- Personality: Masks for Tasks.- Learning and Change.- Motivation: The Drive for Satisfaction
Leadership: Might or Myth?.- Putting the Pressure on: Stress, Work, Well Being and Emotion.- From Groups to Teams.- Identity and Identity Work.- PART IV: THEORISING ORGANIZATIONS.- Introduction and Objectives.- Resources for Orthodoxy.- Critical Alternatives.- Theory, Knowledge and Practice.- Further Reading to Part IV.- Bibliography.- Name Index.- Subject Index.