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The Work of Managers (häftad)

The Work of Managers

Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Häftad Engelska, 2013-09-12
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The book provides an overview of research, theory, and methodology on the realities of managerial work and presents a number of empirical studies on various kinds of managers within different sectors and at different levels of organizations. It uses the behaviour and activities of successful managers as primary data for a theory of good management.
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<br>Stefan Tengblad, Professor in Business Administration, School of Technology and Science, University of Skovde, Sweden <br>Stefan Tengblad is Professor in Business Administration at University of Skovde, Sweden. He has written several articles on leadership and managerial work, which have been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. <br>


PART ONE: FRAMEWORK ; 1. Overcoming the Rationalist Fallacy in Management Research ; 2. Management in Practice: Overview of Classic Studies on Managerial Work ; PART TWO: A PRACTICE PERSPECTIVE ON LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL WORK ; 3. Well Then - What Now? An Everyday Approach to Managerial Leadership? ; 4. Managerial Leadership: Identities, Processes, and Interactions ; 5. Multi-framing as a Tool in Top Management Teams ; PART THREE: OPERATIONAL MANAGERIAL WORK ; 6. Work Activities and Stress Among Managers in Health Care ; 7. Leadership as Muddling Through: Site Managers in the Construction Industry ; 8. R&D Managers Leading Knowledge Workers with Care ; PART FOUR: ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGERIAL WORK ; 9. Managers at the Municipal Top ; 10. The Swedish Municipality Director: A Managerial Function between Politics and Administration ; 11. Leaders of Modern Universities: Primi Inter Pares or Chief Executive Officers? ; 12. Managerial Work at the Top: Tracing Changes in Work Practices and Efforts Towards Theory Development ; PART FIVE: MANAGERIAL WORK IN SMALL BUSINESSES ; 13. Managerial Behaviour in Small Firms: Does it Matter What Managers Do? ; 14. The Duality of Strategic Managerial Work in SMEs: A Structuration Perspective ; 15. Managerial Practices in Family Owned Firms: Strategizing Actors, their Arenas and their Emotions ; PART SIX: THE WAY FORWARD ; 16. Refining Shadowing Methods for Studying Managerial Work ; 17. Bridging the Management Theory and Practice Gap ; 18. Conclusion and the Way Forward: Towards a Practice Theory of Management