'Indispensable and subversive' - Simon Caulkin, The Observer 'A highly entertaining polemic...This slim volume more than lives up to its title' - Stefan Stern, Financial Times Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. The Fourth Edition of Studying Organizations explains the unfolding consequences for organizations of the global financial and ecomic crisis, has been updated with examples from the biggest recent news events, and incorporates the latest research studies and up-to-date statistics. Suitable for students of organizational studies and management, professionals working in organizations and anyone curious about the workings of organizations. The accompanying regularly updated blog, read by thousands of people worldwide, keeps the book bang up to date: http://author-chrisgrey.blogspot.co.uk
Chris Grey is Professor of Organization Studies at the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before that he held Professorships at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge. He is also Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge and has been Velux Foundation Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, Visiting Professor at the Universite Paris-Dauphine, France and a Visiting Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Sweden. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow. For six years he was Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning and is currently an Associate Editor of Organization and a European Co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry. Apart from publishing numerous articles in academic journals, he co-edited Rethinking Management Education (Sage, 1996), Essential Readings in Management Learning (Sage, 2004) and Critical Management Studies: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2005), co-authored Making Up Accountants (Gower Ashgate, 1998) and is the author of Decoding Organization. Bletchley Park, Codebreaking and Organization Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He currently has an eclectic mix of research interests, including the organization of intelligence and security agen-cies, but his real passion is detective novels and he will one day write the definitive contribution to that genre. He was born in Croydon (Britain's 'New Manhattan'!) in 1964 and may very well be one of the leading organizational theorists that town has produced.
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