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  • Understanding Organizational Cultureby Mats Alvesson

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 79.00

    The concept of culture is a key issue within management and organization studies. Understanding Organizational Culture provides a useful and comprehensive guide to understanding organizational culture, from a range of angles, contexts and sectors. The book answers questions of definition, explores alternative perspectives, and expands on substantive... more...

  • Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firmsby Mats Alvesson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 72.99

    This book provides a critical understanding of some basic aspects of knowledge-intensive work and organizations. The author adopts a social constructivist approach and explores the management and analytical challenges of knowledge-intensive firms. It will be key reading for academics, researchers, and advanced students in organization studies, knowledge... more...

  • Interpreting Interviewsby Mats Alvesson

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    Using eight original metaphors, this text presents a critique of interviewing methods and practices and encourages researchers to think about the issues surrounding their interview method. more...

  • Understanding Organizational Cultureby Mats Alvesson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 48.00

    The new edition of this groundbreaking text in Organizational Studies has been revised and updated to keep apace with developments within Organizational Culture. more...

  • The Triumph of Emptinessby Mats Alvesson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Mats Alvesson aims to demystify some popular and upbeat claims about a range of phenomena, including the knowledge society, consumption, branding, higher education, organizational change, professionalization, and leadership. He contends that a culture of grandiosity is leading to numerous inflated claims. We no longer talk about plans... more...

  • Studying Management Criticallyby Mats Alvesson; Hugh Willmott

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 51.00

    Drawing upon a range of influential contemporary movements in the social sciences such as the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, this text provides a wide-ranging analysis of management and its various specialisms. The book offers critical understandings of key areas of management theory and practice such as: accounting; strategic management;... more...

  • Changing Organizational Cultureby Mats Alvesson; Stefan Sveningsson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    How do people react to significant organizational change? Do we see ourselves as helping change to come about, or allowing change to happen around us? How can we adapt more easily to change? Based around an illuminating extended case-study, this important text uncovers the reality of organizational change. From planning and inception to project... more...

  • Metaphors We Lead Byby Mats Alvesson; André Spicer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    We live in a leadership-obsessed society. The result is that we assume nearly any social or economic ill can be mended through better leadership. Sometimes, this commitment to leadership is followed by hero worshipping, wishful thinking and misplaced hope. Seeking to understand the faith we place in leadership, the authors draw on a number of... more...

  • Reflexive Methodologyby Mats Alvesson; Kaj Skoldberg

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 64.00

    Presenting complex issues in an easy-to-understand way, the Second Edition is the guide on how to put field research in perspective, with attention to the interpretive, political and rhetorical nature of empirical research. more...

  • Qualitative Research and Theory Developmentby Mats Alvesson; Dan Karreman

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 37.00

    Encouraging readers to take a critical approach to empirical data, the authors provide an account that helps social science researchers to develop new and interesting theories. more...