The SAGE Handbook of School Organization

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization
Author: Michael Connolly,David H. Eddy-Spicer,Chris James,Sharon D. Kruse
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 1526465574
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization presents a substantial review of the history, current status and future prospects of the field of school organization. Bringing together chapters exploring key issues, important debates and points of tension, the Handbook highlights the dynamics and interplay of the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of the field. This volume is designed to provide a much-needed critically informed and coherent account of the field, against a backdrop of increasing complexity in which schooling as an institution and schools as organizations operate. Part I: Schools as organizations Part II: The leadership, management and governance of schools as organizations Part III: Theoretical perspectives on schools as organizations Part IV: Organizing in schools Part V: Researching schools as organizations

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization
Author: Michael Connolly,David H. Eddy-Spicer,Chris James,Sharon D. Kruse
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN: 1526465558
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of School Organization provides a substantial review of the history, current status and future prospects of the field of school organization. Bringing together chapters exploring key issues, important debates and points of tension, the Handbook highlights school and system organisational structure, processes and dynamics coupled with insights into important theoretical foundations from diverse perspectives. This volume is designed to provide a much-needed, critically informed and coherent account of the field, against a backdrop of increasing complexity in which schooling as an institution and schools as organisations operate.

The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies
Author: Stewart R Clegg,Cynthia Hardy,Tom Lawrence,Walter R Nord
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2006-07-07
ISBN: 9781446270462
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies Book Excerpt:

A decade on after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field. Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, this Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change, knowledge management and organizational networks.

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education
Author: Mary Hayden,Jeff Thompson,Jack Levy
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2007-01-03
ISBN: 0857023748
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education Book Excerpt:

''The editors of the SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education have brought together an impressive array of scholars whose cutting edge research addresses the growing field of international education, from the experiences of K-12 schools around the world to the field of teacher education. This book raises important questions and should be read by a broad audience' - Kenneth Cushner, Executive Director of International Affairs and Professor of Education, Kent State University 'The editors of this admirable handbook have set out to produce a report on international education. Their consummate success in doing so gives those of us working in the field a new and invaluable resource. The editors may be academics but this is a book largely written by, about and for those whose job it is to teach ''internationally''. No-one working in international education will fail to be provoked, challenged or inspired by the compelling arguments advanced within this authoritative volume' - Peter MacKenzie, Principal, Hiroshima International School 'The book is well organized in carefully integrated sections and chapters and the references alone are a valuable bibliographical tool. An indispensable work highly recommended for education reference collections and the libraries of individual researchers' - J.B.Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Educational Studies, Loughborough University Interest in the field of international education has never been more intense than at present. There are a rapidly increasing number of schools worldwide set up specifically to meet the demands of those parents who, through their own professional activities, wish to have their sons and daughters educated in schools that offer programmes based on international values. Such schools have embraced the promotion of international education as one of their major goals and, consequently, an increasing number of organisations currently offer curricula that claim to be international in nature. Such global movements have created a parallel increase in the incorporation of forms of international education within national school systems throughout the world. This has resulted in wider forms of collaboration between schools in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally, generating a much more substantial base of professional experience in the implementation of schemes for international education than had previously existed. This book analyses the origins, contributions and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will progress our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Content includes: - A historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted - The theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context - International education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies and organising formal institutions - Conceptual challenges for international education in the future This handbook is an essential resource for those who are involved in the practice and academic study of international education. It will be of particular interest to researchers and teachers in universities, governmental and private curriculum development agencies, examination authorities, administrators and teachers in schools. 'This volume is another valuable SAGE contribution to the expanding literature on international education. Not all handbooks are described as essential reading but this one will be, and will become an indispensable work of reference highly recommended for education libraries (both academic and governmental) and for the bookshelves of individual researchers and all involved in international education...the three editors and their fellow authors can take a collective pride in having given us an excellent volume which very successfully completes a chronological and theoretical journey through the issues, practices and future questions presented by international research and practice in international education' - Journal of Research in International Education

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education
Author: Mary Hayden,Jack Levy,Jeff Thompson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 1473943515
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education Book Excerpt:

The landscape of international education has changed significantly in the last ten years and our understanding of concepts such as ‘international’, 'global' and ‘multicultural’ are being re-evaluated. Fully updated and revised, and now including new contributions from research in South East Asia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australasia, and North America, the new edition of this handbook analyses the origins, interpretations and contributions of international education and explores key contemporary developments, including: internationalism in the context of teaching and learning leadership, standards and quality in institutions and systems of education the promotion of internationalism in national systems This important collection of research is an essential resource for anyone involved in the practice and academic study of international education, including researchers and teachers in universities, governmental and private curriculum development agencies, examination authorities, administrators and teachers in schools.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership
Author: Fenwick W. English
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN: 1483305635
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership Book Excerpt:

This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century's conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education
Author: Darla K. Deardorff,Hans de Wit,John D. Heyl
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN: 1412999219
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education examines the internationalization of higher education from a marginal to a core dimension of higher education worldwide. This mainstreaming of internationalization is a fascinating phenomenon: new concepts, programs, providers, and methods of delivery are emerging; impressive national and regional scholarship programs have been established; radical reforms have been undertaken to make higher education globally competitive; and mobility of students and scholars has increased around the world. This groundbreaking handbook serves as a guide to internationalization of higher education and offers new strategies for its further development and expansion in the years to come. With a decidedly global approach, this volume brings together leading experts from around the world to illustrate the increasing importance of internationalization. The text encompasses the diversity and breadth of internationalization of higher education in all its thematic facets and regional impacts.

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research
Author: Peter Reason,Hilary Bradbury
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1446271145
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research has been completely updated to bring chapters in line with the latest research approaches in this field of social inquiry.

The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization

The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization
Author: Daved Barry,Hans Hansen
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2008-04-30
ISBN: 1446204073
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization Book Excerpt:

Ten years ago, critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in business and management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, Daved Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout, contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the business and management arena. Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research
Author: Hilary Bradbury
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2015-06-19
ISBN: 1473927234
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Action Research Book Excerpt:

The third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents an updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous landmark editions, Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed this edition to ensure it follows in their footsteps by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, healthcare, international development, new media, organizational research and education.

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education
Author: Matthew J. Schuelka,Christopher J. Johnstone,Gary Thomas,Alfredo J. Artiles
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 152648594X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines policy and practice from around the world with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. It sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This makes it an ideal text for researchers and those involved in policy-making, as well as those teaching in classrooms today. Chapters are separated across three key parts: Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership
Author: Fenwick W. English
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN: 1452261741
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership Book Excerpt:

This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century's conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse
Author: David Grant,Cynthia Hardy,Cliff Oswick,Linda L Putnam
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2004-07-18
ISBN: 1446206939
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse has received the 2004 Outstanding Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association `Organizational discourse is not a new topic but is one that has grown in significance and citations in recent years. Thanks to the new The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse there is now a definitive set of up-to-the-minute resources available, by distinguished as well as emergent researchers. It should have a prominent place on all organization researchers bookshelves' - Professor Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney `Organizational researchers interested in discursive philosophies, methods and practices will be grateful for the much-needed background and guidance this handbook provides' - Mary Jo Hatch, Professor, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Co-author The Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest (Blackwell) `Discourse analysis has become increasingly popular in organizational studies over the past decade or two. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse will make it even more popular by helping scholars of organizations understand the range of domains, methodologies, perspectives and focal organizational phenomena available to them within this analytic approach. Beyond classifying and describing current literature in the various areas, the chapters in this important new handbook suggest new directions for research using discourse analysis, a valuable service that should help novice and experienced researchers alike' - JoAnne Yates, Sloan School of Management An increasingly significant body of management literature is applying discursive forms of analysis to a range of organizational issues. This emerging arena of research is not only important in providing new insights into processes of organizing, it has also informed and influenced the broader fields of organizational and management studies. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse is the definitive text for those with research and teaching interests in the field of organizational discourse. It provides an important overview of the domains of study, methodologies and perspectives used in research on organizational discourse. It shows how discourse analysis has moved beyond its roots in literary theory to become an important approach in the study of organizations. The editors of the Handbook, all renowned authors and experts in this field, have provided an invaluable resource on the application, importance and relevance of discourse to organizational issues for use by tutors and researchers working in the field, as well as providing important reference material for newcomers to this area. Each chapter, written by a leading author on their subject, covers an overview of the existing literature and also frames the future of the field in ways which challenge existing preconceptions. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse is indispensable to the teaching, study and research of organizational discourse and will enable readers to develop a level of understanding of organizations commensurate with the most recent, state of the art, theoretical developments in the broader field of organization studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction
Author: F. Michael Connelly,Ming Fang He,JoAnn Phillion
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction is the first book in 15 years to comprehensively cover the field of curriculum and instruction. Editors F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, along with contributors from around the world, synthesize the diverse, real-world matters that define the field. This long-awaited Handbook aims to advance the study of curriculum and instruction by re-establishing continuity within the field while acknowledging its practical, contextual, and theoretical diversity. Key Features Offers a practical vision of the field: Defines three divisions—school curriculum subject matter, curriculum and instruction topics and preoccupations, and general curriculum theory. Presents the breadth and diversity of the field: A focus on the diversity of problems, practices, and solutions, as well as continuity over time, illustrates modern curriculum and instruction while understanding historical origins. Gives an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary focus: Offers a new way of interpreting the history of curriculum studies, which connects past, present, and future, leading to more productive links between practice, policy, and politics. Intended Audience This Handbook contributes to stronger ties between school practice, public debate, policy making, and university scholarship, making it a valuable resource for professors, graduate students, and practitioners in the field of education. It is an excellent choice for graduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Theory and Development, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, and Educational Administration and Leadership. List of Contributors Mel Ainscow Kathryn Anderson-Levitt Rodino Anderson Michael Apple Kathryn Au William Ayers Rishi Bagrodia Cherry McGee Banks Nina Bascia Gert Biesta Donald Blumenfeld-Jones Patty Bode Robert E. Boostrom Keffrelyn D. Brown Elaine Chan Marilyn Cochran-Smith Carola Conle F. Michael Connelly Geraldine Anne-Marie Connelly Alison Cook-Sather Cheryl J. Craig Larry Cuban Jim Cummins Kelly Demers Zongyi Deng Donna Deyhle Elliot Eisner Freema Elbaz Robin Enns Frederick Erickson Manuel Espinoza Joe Farrell Michelle Fine Chris Forlin Jeffrey Frank Barry Franklin Michael Fullan Jim Garrison Ash Hartwell Ming Fang He Geneva Gay David T. Hansen Margaret Haughey John Hawkins David Hopkins Stefan Hopmann Kenneth Howe Philip Jackson Carla Johnson Susan Jurow Eugenie Kang Stephen Kerr Craig Kridel Gloria Ladson-Billings John Chi-kin Lee Stacey Lee Benjamin Levin Anne Lieberman Allan Luke Ulf Lundgren Teresa L. McCarty Gary McCulloch Barbara Means Geoffrey Milburn Janet Miller Sonia Nieto Kiera Nieuwejaar Pedro Noguera J. Wesley Null Jeannie Oakes Lynne Paine JoAnn Phillion William F. Pinar Margaret Placier Therese Quinn John Raible Bill Reese Virginia Richardson Fazel Rizvi Vicki Ross Libby Scheiern Candace Schlein William Schubert Edmund Short Jeffrey Shultz Patrick Slattery Roger Slee Linda Tuhiwai Smith Joi Spencer James Spillane Tracy Stevens David Stovall Karen Swisher Carlos Alberto Torres Ruth Trinidad Wiel Veugelers Ana María Villegas Sophia Villenas Leonard Waks Kevin G. Welner

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business
Author: Leif Melin,Mattias Nordqvist,Pramodita Sharma
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2013-11-15
ISBN: 1473971225
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook of Family Business captures the conceptual map and state-of-the-art thinking on family business - an area experiencing rapid global growth in research and education since the last three decades. Edited by the leading figures in family business studies, with contributions and editorial board support from the most prominent scholars in the field, this Handbook reflects on the development and current status of family enterprise research in terms of applied theories, methods, topics investigated, and perspectives on the field's future. The SAGE Handbook of Family Business is divided into following six sections, allowing for ease of navigation while gaining a multi-dimensional perspective and understanding of the field. Part I: Theoretical perspectives in family business studies Part II: Major issues in family business studies Part III: Entrepreneurial and managerial aspects in family business studies Part IV: Behavioral and organizational aspects in family business studies Part V: Methods in use in family business studies Part VI: The future of the field of family business studies By including critical reflections and presenting possible alternative perspectives and theories, this Handbook contributes to the framing of future research on family enterprises around the world. It is an invaluable resource for current and future scholars interested in understanding the unique dynamics of family enterprises under the rubric of entrepreneurship, strategic management, organization theory, accounting, marketing or other related areas.

The SAGE Handbook of Aging Work and Society

The SAGE Handbook of Aging  Work and Society
Author: John Field,Ronald J Burke,Cary L Cooper
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-09-19
ISBN: 1446294153
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Aging Work and Society Book Excerpt:

Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering: Key Issues and Challenges The Aging Workforce Managing an Aging Workforce Living in an Aging Society Developing Public Policy

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research
Author: Richard Andrews,Caroline Haythornthwaite
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2007-07-10
ISBN: 1446250091
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research Book Excerpt:

'I would like to enthusiastically recommend The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research. An international set of authors have produced a highly readable handbook that covers topics in E-learning research, theory, policy, language and literacy, and design issues. The work draws on multiple perspectives ranging from early work in asynchronous learning networks to community organization in e-learning. This is a large and much needed work that organizes and illuminates issues in E-learning in a way that readers will be able to take away practical advice for their own use. I am quite pleased to see this handbook that provides a very useful organization of knowledge for our field' - John Bourne, Ph.D Professor and Executive Director, The Sloan Consortium (www.sloan-c.org) 'This book is an important contribution to the development of E-learning because its account of the research always begins with the context of learning from which the exploitation of technology can be viewed. The authors help us understand that technology affords new kinds of relationship between the learner and what is learned, and how it is learned. With this rich understanding, the book is able to build the wide-ranging research foundation on which the field can move forward' - Diana Laurillard, Institute of Education, University of London 'A comprehensive and compelling resource that provides a global perspective on a development that is transforming higher education' - David Pilsbury, Chief Executive, Worldwide Universities Network 'Unlike many how-to books on the topic...this work focuses on research for educators and others interested in how technology enhances or diminishes learning. Highly Recommended' - Choice Magazine This handbook provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of E-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in E-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives. Areas of research covered by the Handbook include: - Contexts for researching e-learning - Theory and policy - Language and literacy - Design issues - History of the field The editors' introduction and many of the chapters show how multiple aspects of E-learning interact. The introduction also provides a new model for researching the field. This book is relevant for everyone in higher education, from undergraduate to faculty, as well as university administrators involved in providing E-learning. It will provide a research background for higher education, including universities, training colleges, and community colleges. It will also be relevant to those involved in any research and developmental aspect of E-learning - corporate trainers and those involved in online programs at secondary school or in virtual high schools. Whether you are a lecturer, researcher or programme designer, this is an essential read. Richard Andrews is Professor in English at the Institute of Education, University of London and Visiting Professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development. Caroline Haythornthwaite is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education
Author: Clifton F. Conrad,Ronald C. Serlin
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-06-10
ISBN: 1412980011
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in Pre K–16 education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of their research—from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings. As well as supporting readers to place the pursuit of ideas as the keystone of exemplary inquiry, the Handbook draws on the perspectives of scholars representing diverse fields within the field of education—from pre-kindergarten to elementary and secondary school to higher education—as well as qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches to inquiry. The chapters are punctuated throughout by the voices of authors who wrestle with the formidable challenges of framing and conducting and reporting meaningful inquiry.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior
Author: Stewart R Clegg,Cary L Cooper
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN: 1473971780
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior Book Excerpt:

`The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behaviour is a fine addition to past works of reference in the field, edited by two prominent scholars who are internationally known. Its approach is both critical and original in many incisive ways, aspiring to a cutting-edge coverage of the core and periphery of OB. Many of the chapter authors stick their necks out and avoid the more obvious, conventional expositions of their topic. It covers a wide range of topics of potential use to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the subject, as well as academics, researchers and practitioners. It will be of particular interest to those on MBA and DBA courses. It can be strongly recommended as an essential faculty library purchase, as well as a useful tool for individuals interested in having such a guide to the subject at hand' - Professor Malcolm Warner, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge `This important new Handbook brings together for the first time a collection of major contributions on macro-organizational behaviour. This area of study is concerned with the ways in which the people who inhabit organizations make sense of their situations, contributing to the distinctive character of those organizations through their actions and struggles. The conventional literature, artificially divided between micro organizational behaviour and organization theory, has under-explored this obvious conjunction between people and organizations. Stewart Clegg and Cary Cooper perform a great service in helping to make good the deficiency' - John Child, Professor of Commerce, Birmingham Business School `Thorough and comprehensive. Thoughtful critique and new insights' - Chris Argyris, James B. Conant Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University In this second volume of The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior, the focus is on macro-organizational behavior, revealing ways in which the person and group affect the organization. Chapters are written by eminent and upcoming scholars in the field, each presenting on the major issues in organizational behavior as seen with a macro-lens. The Handbook is divided into three parts, the first introducing and framing the field; the second part considering the various organizational processes involved, including learning, teamwork, identity and power, among others, while finally Part Three introduces organizing on a macro-scale, covering topics such as organizational change, design governance and globalization. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Behavior: Macro Approaches is an essential resource for researchers and students across management and organization studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership
Author: Alan Bryman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2011-03-14
ISBN: 1848601468
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership Book Excerpt:

Leadership pervades every aspect of organizational and social life, and its study has never been more diverse, nor more fertile. With contributions from those who have defined that territory, this volume is not only a key point of reference for researchers, students and practitioners, but also an agenda-setting prospective and retrospective look at the state of leadership in the twenty-first century. It evaluates the domain and stretches it further by considering leadership scholarship from every angle, concluding with an optimistic look at the future of leaders, followers and their place in organizations and society at large.