Mapping the Management Journey Practice, Theory, and Context

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The last five decades have seen a sea-change in business and in management studies. The world of business has been transformed by powerful forces: globalization, IT, outsourcing and all manner of organizational reshaping and flattening. At the same time Management Studies has seen a massiveexpansion in courses, students and teachers, driven in part by a quest for new and broader models. The ground covered by Management Studies, and the way Management Studies maps this, have changed.This book, written by specialist experts, analyses these developments in Management Studies, giving a concise guide to specific areas. Working from the broader global and technological context, it explores a range of sectors - private, public and professional - and conclude by examining specificfunctions involved in management, such as Corporate Strategy, Information Technology, Operations Management, and Marketing. The authors are all associated with Templeton College at the University of Oxford, a school known for its close work with managers, companies, and other types of organizations, through its executive education programmes and high-impact business research. This experience, and its specialistknowledge, leaves it uniquely positioned to chronicle and comment on the development of the discipline of management studies and point the way ahead.

Author Biography

Sue Dopson teaches on the University of Oxford's degree programme in management and also on a wide range of executive development programmes for public sector organisations and commercial companies. Her interests include the nature of managerial work; the changing role of the middle manager; career issues for managers; management in the public sector; and managing with professionals. Before pursuing an academic career, Sue Dopson worked as a personnel manager in the NHS, and her most recent work has been on how developments in genetic science will influence clinical practice and health care policy. Michael Earl works at the intersection of business strategy and IT and has published widely in this area in journals such as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly and other scholarly journals. He has also published several books, including Management Strategies for Information Technology (Prentice Hall, 1989), which was a best-seller. A member of the UK government's task force on e-commerce and consultant to several multinationals, Michael Earl was previously Professor of Information Management at London Business School, during which time he held the roles of Deputy and Acting Dean.

Table of Contents

Introduction: New Purposes, Boundaries, and Relationships
The Context: A Changed Landscape
Alan Rugman: Globalization
Rosemary Stewart: A Tougher World: Managerial Work and Behaviour
Chris Sauer and Jeff Sampler: A Faster World: Technology and Innovation
Janine Nahapiet: Inside the Organization: Continuity and Change in Structures and Behaviour
Keith Grint: Leadership: Forward to the Past?
Sectors: A Broader Ambit for Management
Sue Dopson and Ian Kessler: The Public Sector
Tim Morris: Professional Service Firms
Peter Morris: Major Projects
Jonathan Reynolds: Retailing and Marketing
Management Functions: Towards Strategic Synthesis
Michael Earl: Knowledge and Information Management
John McGee: Corporate Strategy
Roger Undy: Employment Relations: From Industrial Relations to Human Resource Management
Terry Hill: Manufacturing and Operations Management
Keith Blois: From Industrial Marketing to Business Marketing
Kunal Basu: 'What the President Said': Charting the Odyssey of Consumer Marketing and Consumer Research
Mapping the Future
Keith Ruddle: The Agile Organisation
Rafael Ramirez: Scenarios of the Future
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