Changing Paradigms: The Transformation of Management Knowledge for The 21st Century

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9780006387312: Changing Paradigms: The Transformation of Management Knowledge for The 21st Century

A concise guide to modern management thinking.

Management paradigms, the system of ideas by which managers understand and act in the economic world, have undergone a rapid process of transformation in recent years.

Throughout the business world management thinking is becoming more sophisticated. A cerebral approach to rethinking companies is apparent, and a familiarity with a variety of management theories is often required by practising managers in response to the rapid evolution of the business environment.

Changing Paradigms seeks to explain how current developments in management ideas relate to traditional forms of management thought and practice, and examines which paradigms are likely to be durable in the next century.

In highly competitive environments, those who succeed are often unencumbered by past paradigms, and fully engaged in inventing new paradigms of business. This book constitutes a unique analytical study of management innovation and business strategy.

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A CONCISE GUIDE TO MODERN MANAGEMENT THINKING

Management paradigms, the system of ideas by which managers understand and act upon the economic world, have undergone a rapid process of transformation in recent years.

Throughout the world a more sophisticated, cerebral approach to rethinking companies is apparent, and a familiarity with a variety of management theories is often required by managers in response to the evolution of the business environment.

'Changing Paradigms' explains how developments in management ideas relate to traditional forms of management thought and practice, and examines which paradigms are likely to be durable in the next century.

In competitive environments, those who succeed are often unencumbered by past paradigms, and fully engaged in inventing new paradigms for business. This book constitutes a unique analytical study of management innovation and business strategy.

About the Author:

Thomas Clarke is Professor of International Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a member of the Strategic Partnership, an international business consultancy and is Visiting Professor at Universities in Mexico, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. Formerly he was Professor of Corporate Governance at Leeds Business School.

Stewart Clegg is acknowledged as a leading academic authority throughout the world on the study of power in organizations. He is Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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