Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Managing and Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

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"It is an outstanding piece of work: no ordinary text, but a book bursting with attitude, that presents a compelling state-of-the-art overview of the big issues that confront managers today"
—Charles Harvey, Professor of Business History and Management

“Clegg, Kornberger andA Pitsis have significantly raised the bar for designing introductory management textbooks from the learner’s perspective. These are clearly passionate teachers who wish to help students flourish in organizational surroundings and master the craft of management. For students beginning the management career trek, I’m confident that this book will become a trusted, well-worn text."

—David A.Whetten, Brigham Young University

“I intend on adopting this book for my courses and recommending it to my colleagues.A Managing and Organizations is an important book that, in my judgment, is an exemplar of integrative thinking that should be required reading for all students of management, whether they pursue scholarship, pedagogy, or practice.”
—James Bailey, George Washington University & London Business School, U.K.

Managing and Organizations is a comprehensive, engaging, and accessible textbook that brings the most recent theoretical developments to bear on management practice, while explaining organizational and management issues from a practical standpoint. Vignettes from a variety of material, including films, novels, and newspapers illustrate key themes related to contemporary organizations and organization theory.

Key Features

•A Offers a broad coverage of general management issues
•A Provides an accessible introduction into core theories
•A Describes the history of a topic as well as the current state of the art
•A Offers further reading suggestions and learning checklists
•A Utilizes maps, charts, images, and boxes as tools for learning and examining the material.
•A Encourages students to critique and engage

The text is also supported by an instructor’s manual and an interactive website that provides additional material for teachers and students, including more cases, quick quizzes, short movies from renowned experts introducing students to main themes, as well as a free online reader of key journal articles that relate to the topics discussed.

Managing and Organizations will inspire, motivate, and encourage students of management, organizational behavior, and organization studies to learn and explore their subject of study with a keen interest.