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Essential Reading:

Butler MJR (2006), ‘Human Resource Strategy: Introducing a New Management Typology to Make Change Stick’, Journal on Management, 1:2, September-November, HR Issues and Policies, pp 57-69.

Teaching Period 1

Read either of these … or both, for different perspectives

Thompson P & McHugh D (2002), Work Organisations, 3rd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Clegg S, Kornberger M and Pitsis T (2008), Managing and Organizations – An Introduction to Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition, London: Sage.

Teaching Period 2

Bradley H, Erickson M, Stephenson C & Williams S (2000), Myths at Work, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Indicative Bibliography:

Strategy, Leadership and Team Focus

Carter C, Clegg SR & Kornberger M (2008), A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Strategy, London: Sage.

Key thinkers on strategy include: Paula Jarzabkowski (ABS), Henry Mintzberg, Andrew Pettigrew.

Key thinkers on leadership include: Robin Martin (ABS) and Andrew Kakabadse.

Key thinker on teams include: Michael West (ABS).

Critical Theory Focus – Unlocking Power Processes

Aronowitz S & Cutler J (Eds) (1998), Post-Work – The Wages of Cybernation, New York: Routledge.

Aronowitz S & DiFazio W (1994), The Jobless Future – Sci-Tech and the Dogma of Work, Minnesota: Minnesota University Press.

Bauman Z (1998), Work, Consumerism and the New Poor, Cambridge:
Polity Press.

Beck U (2000), The Brave New World of Work, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Bradley H (1996), Fractured Identities – Changing Patterns of Inequality, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Bradley H (1999), Gender and Power in the Workplace – Analysing the Impact of Economic Change, Houndsmill: Macmillan.

Braverman H (1974), Labour and Monopoly Capital – The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century, New York: Monthly Review Press.

Brown R (1997), The Changing Shape of Work, London: Macmillan.

Casey C (1995), Work, Self and Society – After Industrialism, London: Routledge.

du Gay P (1996), Consumption and Identity at Work, London: Sage.

du Gay P (2000), In Praise of Bureaucracy: Weber, Organization, Ethics, London: Sage.

Gorz A (1999), Reclaiming Work – Beyond the Wage-Based Society, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Grint K (1991), The Sociology of Work – An Introduction, Cambridge:
Polity Press.

Grint K (1995), Management – A Sociological Introduction, Cambridge:
Polity Press.

Hochschild A (1983), The Managed Heart – Commercialization of Human Feeling, Berkeley and London: University of California Press.

Noon M & Blyton P (1997), The Realities of Work, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Sennett R (1998), The Corrosion of Character – The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism, New York: WW Norton.

Theriault R (1995), How to Tell When You're Tired, New York: WW Norton.

Thompson P (1983), The Nature of Work – An Introduction to Debates on the Labour Process, London: Macmillan.

Thompson P & Warhurst C (Eds) (1998), Workplaces of the Future, Basingstoke: Macmillan.


Strategy and Leadership Focus

Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
British Journal of Management
Harvard Business Review (aimed at practicing international manager)
Human Relations
Human Resource Management
Journal of Management ...

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