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The changing organization : agency theory in a cross-cultural context / Kaijun Guo (Director, Baushang Bank, Beijing), Maurice Yolles (Liverpool John Moores University), Gerhard Fink (Vienna University of Business and Economics), Paul Iles (Glasgow Caledonian University).

Author:
Guo, Kaijun [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xvi, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
  • "The Changing Organization provides a multidisciplinary approach for studying the management of change under conditions of complexity. Single-discipline approaches frequently miss essential elements that reduce the possibility of coherence within a multi-agency organizational setting. Combining a systems and cybernetic 'living system' perspective, Guo, Yolles, Fink, and Iles offer a new agency paradigm designed to model, diagnose and analyse complex, real-world situations. Its capacity to anticipate patterns of behaviour provides useful means by which the origin of crises can be understood, and resolutions reflected upon. Scholars and graduate students in fields as diverse as management, politics, anthropology and psychology will find numerous applications for this book when considering socio-political and organizational change, and it offers an invaluable guide for consultants who may wish to apply advanced techniques of contextual analysis to real-world situations"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "'The Changing Organization' provides a multi-disciplinary approach for studying the management of change under conditions of complexity. Single-discipline approaches frequently miss essential elements that reduce the possibility of coherence within a multi-agency organizational setting. Combining a systems and cybernetic "living system" perspective, Guo, Yolles, Fink, and Iles offer a new agency paradigm designed to model, diagnose and analyse complex, real-world situations. Its capacity to anticipate patterns of behaviour provides useful means by which the origin of crises can be understood, and resolutions reflected upon. Scholars and graduate students in fields as diverse as management, politics, anthropology and psychology will find numerous applications for this book when considering socio-political and organizational change, and it offers an invaluable guide for consultants who may wish to apply advanced techniques of contextual analysis to real-world situations"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-433) and index.
Contents:
The cultural agency -- The instrumental and strategic agencies -- Agency personality -- The intelligent agency -- Agency traits and types -- Agency consciousness -- Joint alliances -- Agency dynamics -- The sociological and political agencies -- The economic agency -- The financial agency, society and corruption.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107146808 ((hardback))
  • 1107146801 ((hardback))
  • 9781316600917 ((paperback))
  • 1316600912 ((paperback))
LCCN:
2016016757
OCLC:
948562295
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