Fully revised and refined, this new edition of Institutional Theory and Organizational Change considers the developments in the field of institutional organization theory over the past decade. With each chapter being significantly updated, the book explains what the institutional organization approach means by bringing special attention to how the institutional environment is made up and how organizations are governed by it.
With a state-of-the-art perspective on corporate board decision-making that encourages thinking outside the box, this cutting-edge Research Handbook provides fresh insights on the meaning, value, contribution, quality and purpose of the decision-making of those charged with corporate governance.
This timely Research Handbook brings together 24 chapters with a wide range of different theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and innovative thought provoking ideas relating to an area of organisation and management that has been neglected for many decades – line managers.
Based on 20 years of research, this book lays out a proven and tested method for reaching the goal of employee happiness, analyzing individuals’ communication patterns, and making them self-aware by mirroring their behaviour back to them in a privacy-respecting way. In doing so, Peter A. Gloor introduces artificial intelligence-based methods to identify personality, moral values, and ethics of individuals based on their body language and interaction with others.
Organisations across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors require active Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) policies and programs, and are increasingly subject to meeting legislative standards around the DEI principles of equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, and human rights. Bringing together more than 20 insightful contributions from a diverse range of researchers, this dynamic Field Guide examines the theories, practices, and policies of diversity management.
Presenting a contemporary outlook on how organizations must adjust to the ‘Era of Me’, this timely book analyses contemporary learning paradigms, sustainability, performance management, and theories of work-related attitudes to promote organizational culture and productivity in workplaces in this volatile modern era.
How and why does job stress manifest as negative emotions, disordered thoughts, deleterious behaviors, and physical illness? How can positive outcomes like growth and mastery be encouraged instead? Job stress theories provide insights that guide practical decision making on how to mitigate the negative effects and promote the positive outcomes for organizations and individuals. This book provides a review of empirical research on nearly 100 frameworks and hypotheses regarding job stress, as well as suggestions for the integration and refinement of both popular and overlooked theories.
This third edition of Competing Values Leadership serves as the key source for understanding and using the Competing Values Framework, one of the most widely used and highly cited frameworks in the world for understanding human behavior, leadership, and organizations. The authors of the framework, who have been at the foundation of developing, applying, and studying this framework for more than four decades, explain how it helps foster successful leadership, innovation, culture change, financial performance, organizational effectiveness, and value creation.
Computer simulations, serious digital games, and gamification add fun and engagement to business courses, while also improving students' learning outcomes. Computer Simulations and Gaming provides business educators with the theoretical background, selection foundations, and implementation advice they need to successfully select and implement computer simulations, serious digital games, and/or gamification elements.
This intriguing and absorbing book takes a look at aspects of Westerosi society and politics from an anthropological and organizational studies angle. It shows both how management theory influenced the world-building in the Game of Thrones franchise, and also how students, academics and managers can draw on the series to further enhance their understanding of concepts in human resource management and organization theory.