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Organizational Management

Organizational Management

Approaches and Solutions

Peter Stokes, Neil Moore, Simon M Smith, Caroline Rowland, Peter Scott


Provides practical examples of how to overcome mismanagement and disorganization, giving the reader alternative insights and perspectives and a way of building and developing responses.

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About the book

Organizational Management is ideal for readers who need to understand modern organizations. This book enables students to understand the key issues of organizational behaviour and how to take a critical approach when planning, leading and engaging a workforce and its resources. The book provides fresh perspectives on known models and critical theories on leadership, teams, performance management, employee engagement and change. The authors also offer the reader innovative approaches to leading-edge issues such as trust, internet use, generational trends, the use of the arts in organizations and leadership from a systemic perspective.

Organizational Management
draws on examples from the authors' international work across a range of business and industrial sectors, both public and private, and is supplemented by activities, revision questions, recommend reading and online resources to deepen learning. Rapid technological advances, constantly changing global environments and new kinds of workforce cultures mean that organizations are constantly being challenged. This book equips the reader with the ability to navigate this turbulent environment through both established and novel forms of organizational management.

Online supporting resources for this book include summaries, diagrams and case study scenarios to help readers easily understand theories and contextualize experiences in the workplace

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Management and organization: The 21st-century global and international context;
    • Chapter - 02: Historical and contemporary contexts: The representation and character of ‘modern’ organizations;
    • Chapter - 03: Using critical management approaches in managing people and organizations;
    • Chapter - 04: Leadership and management: The challenge of performance;
    • Chapter - 05: Employee engagement through effective communications;
    • Chapter - 06: Leadership and trust – how to build a trustworthy company: The importance of communication;
    • Chapter - 07: Effective team-working in contemporary organizations;
    • Chapter - 08: Managing internet user behaviour within organizations: Inter- and intra-generational trends;
    • Chapter - 09: Arts pedagogy in management development;
    • Chapter - 10: Viewing leadership from a systemic perspective;
    • Chapter - 11: Leading and managing people through change and resistance to change


Covering organizational behaviour, leadership, employee engagement, change and much more besides this is an excellent primer, providing concise yet informative theory that is built upon by the authors' own real-world business experiences.
Darren Ingram, NetGalley reviewer


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749468361
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 296 pages

About the Author

Peter Stokes is Professor of Business Management and Organization at Chester Business School. He has been visiting lecturer and academic advisor in businesses, universities and business schools in a range of contexts and countries, including France, Holland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Senegal, Vietnam, Morocco, Hong Kong, China, India, Dubai and Japan.

Neil Moore
Neil Moore is Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator at Chester Business School.

Simon M Smith
Simon M Smith is Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at the University of Winchester.

Caroline Rowland
Caroline Rowland is Professor of Leadership and Management and Associate Dean of Chester Business School.

Peter Scott
Peter Scott is Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Management at Liverpool John Moores University.

Peter Stokes

Neil Moore

Simon M Smith

Caroline Rowland

Peter Scott

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