In Search of Management by Tony J. Watson
(Revised Edition): Culture, Chaos and Control in Managerial Work

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This book aims to cover the sorts of issues that managers constantly face: competencies; empowerment; chaos; culture change; survival; and competition. How do they understand these terms and apply them in their everyday lives? Tony Watson looks at the nature of managerial skill and organizational effectiveness, asking managers what it is they think they do, what power do they really have, how they manage under increasing pressure and whether they feel in control. By searching for a definition of management from managers themselves, Tony Watson draws a picture of the way managers shape their own lives and identities at the same time as shaping the organization's work activities. This book should be of interest to all those studying management, particularly MBA and other post-experience qualifications, as well as the general manager. The author has also published "Sociology, Work and Industry" (Routledge 1987), "Management, Organization and Employment Strategy" (Routledge, 1986), "Sociology, Work and Industry" (Routledge, 1980), and "The Personnel Managers" (Routledge, 1977).

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Published September 1, 1994 by Routledge. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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His task, helping management development, enabled him to talk to many managers.

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