The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Paul J. Gollan,Mick Marchington,David Lewin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization - whether direct or indirect - conducted with employees or through their representatives. In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and human resource management. One of the problems in trying to develop any analysis of participation is that there is potentially limited overlap between these different disciplinary traditions, and scholars from diverse traditions may know relatively little of the research that has been done elsewhere. Accordingly in this book, a number of the more significant disciplinary areas are analysed in greater depth in order to ensure that readers gain a better appreciation of what participation means from these quite different contextual perspectives. Not only is there a range of different traditions contributing to the research and literature on the subject, there is also an extremely diverse sets of practices that congregate under the banner of participation. The handbook discusses various arguments and schools of thought about employee participation, analyzes the range of forms that participation can take in practice, and examines the way in which it meets objectives that are set for it, either by employers, trade unions, individual workers, or, indeed, the state. In doing so, the Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world who present and discuss fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization as well as their connection to broader political forces. These selections address the changing contexts of employee participation, different cultural/ institutional models, old/'new' economy models, shifting social and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy and participation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Paul J. Gollan,Mick Marchington,David Lewin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199207267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization - whether direct or indirect - conducted with employees or through their representatives. In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and human resource management. One of the problems in trying to develop any analysis of participation is that there is potentially limited overlapbetween these different disciplinary traditions, and scholars from diverse traditions may know relatively little of the research that has been done elsewhere. Accordingly in this book, a number of the more significant disciplinary areas are analysed in greater depth in order to ensure that readers gain abetter appreciation of what participation means from these quite different contextual perspectives.Not only is there a range of different traditions contributing to the research and literature on the subject, there is also an extremely diverse sets of practices that congregate under the banner of participation. The handbook discusses various arguments and schools of thought about employee participation, analyzes the range of forms that participation can take in practice, and examines the way in which it meets objectives that are set for it, either by employers, trade unions, individualworkers, or, indeed, the state.In doing so, the Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world who present and discuss fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization as well as their connection to broader political forces. These selections address the changing contexts of employee participation, different cultural/ institutional models, old/'new' economy models, shifting social and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy andparticipation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and personnel management. The last twenty years has witnessed growing managerial interest in participation, specifically in the area of employee involvement (EI). Recent EI initiatives have been management sponsored and, not surprisingly, have reflected a management agenda concerned primarily with employee motivation and commitment to organizational objectives. Compliance, hierarchy and following rules are seen as supposedly less appropriate for employees who are expected to work beyond contract and exercise their initiative. Of course, there is a danger that many of the new initiatives are viewed solely in a positive and upbeat manner, so ignoring the more contested and mundane nature of participation. Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization - whether direct or indirect- conducted with employees or through their representatives. This handbook discusses the different arguments and schools of thought, with the aim of problematizing it, not just in terms of implementation but also principles. It brings together leading scholars from around the world, to present and discuss some fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization, and their connection to broader political and even change. The Handbook contains a range of theoretically-informedcontributions written by leading scholars in their respective fields, giving comprehensive coverage of changes in participation. It reviews changing contexts, different cultural/institutional models, old/'new' economy models, changing social and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy and participation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Management

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Steven J. Armstrong,Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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Management - the pursuit of objectives through the organization and co-ordination of people - has been and is a core feature, and function, of modern society. Some 'classic' forms of corporate and bureaucratic management may come to be seen as a prevalent form of organization and organizing in the 20th century, and in the post-Fordist, global, knowledge driven contemporary world we are seeing different patterns, principles, and styles of management as old models are questioned. The functions, ideologies, practices, and theories of management have changed over time, as recorded by many scholars; and may vary according to different models of organization; and between different cultures and societies. 0The purpose of this Handbook is to analyse and explore the evolution of management; the core functions and how they may have changed; its position in the culture/zeitgeist of modern society; the institutions and ideologies that support it; and likely challenges and changes in the future. This book looks at what management is, and how this may change over time. It provides an overview of management - its history, development, context, changing function in organization and society, key elements and functions, and contemporary and future challenges.
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International Handbook of Participation in Organizations

For the Study of Organizational Democracy, Co-operation, and Self-Management Volume III: The Challenge of New Technology and Macro-Political Change

Author: the late Eliezer Rosenstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198283829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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This reference provides policymakers, practitioners, and scholars with important work on the latest developments in new technology and macropolitical organization. The contributors, eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries, examine the economic, political, and sociocultural forces which have brought about new developments and a potential future for organizational democracy around the world.
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The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations

Author: William K. Roche,Paul Teague,Alexander J.S. Colvin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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New ways of managing conflict are increasingly important features of work and employment in organizations. In the book the world's leading scholars in the field examine a range of innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices, drawing on international research and scholarship and covering both case studies of major exemplars and developments in countries in different parts of the global economy. This Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of thisgrowing field, which has seen an explosion of programmes of study in university business and law schools and in executive education programmes.
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The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Author: Michael Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933014X

Category: Law

Page: 552

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Broadly speaking, The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society views the topic of civil society through three prisms: as a part of society (voluntary associations), as a kind of society (marked out by certain social norms), and as a space for citizen action and engagement (the public square or sphere).
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The Oxford Handbook of Community Music

Author: Brydie-Leigh Bartleet,Lee Higgins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190219505

Category: Music

Page: 816

View: 1968

Community music as a field of practice, pedagogy, and research is swiftly coming of age. The past decade has witnessed an exponential growth in practices, courses, programs, and research, both in classrooms and within the organizations dedicated to the subject. The Oxford Handbook of Community Music gives an authoritative and comprehensive review of what has been achieved in the field to date and what might be expected in the future. This Handbook addresses community music through five focused lenses: contexts, politics, interdisciplinary approaches, education and training, and research and evaluation. It not only captures the vibrant, dynamic, and divergent approaches that now characterize the field, but also charts the new and emerging contexts, practices, pedagogies, and research approaches which will define it in the coming decades. The contributors to this volume outline community music's common values that center on social justice, human rights, cultural democracy, participation, and hospitality from a range of different cultural contexts and perspectives. As such, The Oxford Handbook of Community Music provides a snapshot of what has become a truly global phenomenon.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199259779

Category: Political Science

Page: 789

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Brings together international scholars to comment on key issues in Public Management. The chapters in this book include overviews, exploration of particular thematic areas and analyses of different theoretical perspectives such as political science, management, sociology and economics. It is aimed at advanced students, researchers and others.
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The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Author: Thomas George Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199279517

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

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This major new handbook provides the definitive and comprehensive analysis of the UN and will be an essential point of reference for all those working on or in the organization
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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199579679

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behaviour, and policy in the American context.
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The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging

Author: Jerry W. Hedge,Walter C. Borman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195385055

Category: Psychology

Page: 717

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Global aging, technological advances, and financial pressures on health and pension systems are sure to influence future patterns of work and retirement. The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging offers an international, multi-disciplinary perspective, examining the aging workforce from an individual worker, organization, and societal perspective, and offering direction for where research and application should be focused in the future.
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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology

Author: Steve W. J. Kozlowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199928304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1427

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Organizational psychology is the science of psychology applied to work and organizations. In two volumes comprising 42 chapters written by 69 leading scholars in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology is a landmark publication that rigorously compiles knowledge in organizational psychology to date, encapsulates key topics of research and application, summarizes important research findings, and identifies innovative directions for research and practice.
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The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

Author: Morgen Witzel,Malcolm Warner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645370

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Concurrent with the increasing complexity of the field of management, the need to re-examine the foundations from which its theories have advanced has become ever more important and useful. The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists examines and evaluates the contributions that seminal figures, past and present, have made to the theory of management by providing in-depth, up-to-date, and detailed scholarly analysis of their ideas and influence. Chapters by leading management and management history scholars explore the origins of each thinker or school of thought and their ideas, and discuss the significance and influence in a broader framework. The Handbook contextualises each theorist and their theories, analysing their actions, interactions, and re-actions to contemporary events and to each other. It is arranged in three parts: pioneers of management thinking from Frederick Taylor to Chester Barnard; post-war theorists, such as the Tavistock Institute and Edith Penrose; and the later phase of Business School theorists, including Alfred Chandler, Michael Porter, and Ikujiro Nonaka. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in how and why management ideas have emerged, and the ways in which they are currently developing and will evolve in the future.
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The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

Author: Stephen Ackroyd

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199269921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 655

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'The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization' discusses what is currently known about work and organization and their connection to broader economic change in Europe and America. Issues of conceptualization are not neglected but the emphasis is firmly on what is known, and what has been observed by researchers.
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The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163543X

Category: Law

Page: 1112

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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.
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The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199266234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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The production and consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (or ICTs) have become embedded within our societies. This handbook is about the many challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications of ICTs for individuals, organisations, democracy, and the economy
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The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Ian Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672202

Category:

Page: 1328

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Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.
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The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Author: Manuel London

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199838288

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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One of the "Best Books of 2011" from the Center for Optimal Adult Development Amid fluctuations in today's job markets and economies, the importance of learning across the lifespan has become a point of emphasis for governments and employers throughout the world. The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the theory and practice of lifelong learning, encompassing perspectives from human resources development, adult learning, psychology, career and vocational learning, management and executive development, cultural anthropology, the humanities, and gerontology. Individual chapters address the most relevant topics on the subject, including: - continuous learning as it relates to technological, economic, and organizational changes - developmental theories and research, models of lifelong learning, and the neurological bases for learning across the lifespan - examples of learning programs, tools, and technologies, with a focus on corporate programs and business education - international perspectives on lifelong learning and learning across cultures - assessment of learning needs and outcomes This comprehensive and forward-thinking handbook is an important resource -- both personal and professional -- for students, scholars, and for practitioners in the fields of training and development, human resource management, continuing education, instructional technology, professional development, and organizational psychology.
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The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Author: John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566607

Category: Political Science

Page: 727

View: 1896

A systematic examination by the best writers in a variety of fields working on issues of how climate change affects society, and how social, economic, and political systems can, do, and should respond.
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