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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Stupidity Paradoxby Mats Alvesson

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 17.31

    Something strange is happening in our knowledge economy: organisations everywhere are encouraging smart people to do stupid things. At its extremes, this kind of systematic stupidity can be catastrophic: witness the institutional blindness in financial services that led to the crisis of 2008. But we can all relate to more everyday examples of losing... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Changing Organizational Cultureby Mats Alvesson; Stefan Sveningsson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    How is practical change work carried out in modern organizations? And what kind of challenges, tasks and other difficulties are normally encountered as a part of it? In a turbulent and changing world, organizational culture is often seen as central for sustained competitiveness. Organizations are faced with increased demands for change but these... more...

  • Constructing Research Questionsby Mats Alvesson; Jorgen Sandberg

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 41.00

    The authors develop a methodology for identifying and challenging assumptions underlying existing theories and generating research questions, using examples from across the social sciences. more...

  • Corporate Culture and Organizational Symbolismby Mats Alvesson; Per O. Berg

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 140.00

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