Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Reading List
- General Texts
- Week 1: Introduction
- Week 2: Social realities and images of organizations
- Week 3: Culture management
- Week 4: Employment relations in family owned small and medium sized firms
- Week 5: Gender in organizations
- Week 6: Skills in organizations
- Week 7: Emotions management
- Week 8: Politics and power in organizations
- Week 9: Ethnicity in organizations
- Week 10: Concluding lecture: organizational future and people management
Ackroyd, S. (2002) The Organization of Business, Oxford- OUP
Alvesson, M. (2002) Understanding organizational culture, London Sage
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. and Pitsis, T. (2008) Managing and Organizations- An introduction to Theory and Practice, London- Sage
Noon, M. and Blyton, P. (2013) The Realities of Work, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Thompson, P. and McHugh, D. (2009) Work Organisations, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Grugulis, I. (2007) Skills, Training and Human Resource Development: a critical text, Palgrave Macmilan
There is no one set text for this course. Most of the readings on the course are articles from periodicals or chapters from books, and can all be found in the West Building of the Brotherton Library and/or in the Edward Boyle Library.
Week 1: Introduction
Thompson, P. and McHugh, D. (2009) Work Organisations, Basingstoke- Palgrave, Chapter 1
For the 4th edition of Thompson and McHugh Work organisations : a critical introduction (2002) ALL chapters are available electronically via the library catalogue.
Knights, D. and Willmot, H. (2007) Introducing organizational behaviour and management ISBN: 9781408030189 (pbk.); 1408030187; 9781408064276; 1408064278 ,London: Thompson, Chapter 1
Week 2: Social realities and images of organizations
Burrell, G. (1988) ‘Modernism, post-modernism and organizational analysis’, Organization Studies. ISSN: 0170-8406, 9(2)
Townley, B. (1993) 'Foucault, power/knowledge and its relevance for Human Resource Management'. The Academy of Management review. ISSN: 0363-7425, 18(3)
Clegg, S. (1990) ‘Modernist and post-modernist organization’ in Pugh, D. ed. (2007) Organization Theory: Selected Classical Theory, Penguin Books pp577-615
Parker, M. (1995) ‘Critique in the name of what? Postmodernism and critical approaches to organization’, Organization Studies. ISSN: 0170-8406, 16(4)
Hancock, P. and Tyler, M. (2001) Work, postmodernism and organization : a critical introduction ISBN: 9781847876461 (e-book), London: Sage, Chapter 2
McKenna, S. (2011) ‘A critical analysis of North American business leaders neo-colonial discourse: global fears and local consequences’, Organization ISSN: 1350-5084, 18(3): 387-406
Week 3: Culture management
Anthony, P. (1994) Managing Culture, Buckingham- Open University Press (Chapters 1 and 9)
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. and Pitsis, T. (2005) Managing and Organizations- An introduction to Theory and Practice, London- Sage (Chapter 8)
Grugulis, I., Dundon, T and Wilkinson, A. (2000) ' Cultural control and the ‘culture manager’: employment practices in a consultancy', Work, employment and society. 14 (1), pp 97 - 116 March 2000
Peters, T. and Waterman R. (1982) In Search of Excellence, New York- Harper and Row
Thompson, P. and McHugh, D. (2009) Work Organisations, Basingstoke- Palgrave (Chapter 13)
Willmott, H. (1993) 'Strength is Ignorance, Slavery is Freedom- Managing Culture in Modern Organisations, Journal of management studies. ISSN: 0022-2380, 30(5) pp.515-52
Week 4: Employment relations in family owned small and medium sized firms
Ram, M. (2001) ‘Family dynamics in a small consultancy firm: a case study’, Human relations. ISSN: 0018-7267, 54(4): 395-418
Baines, S. and Wheelock, J. (1998) ‘Reinventing traditional solutions: job creation, gender and he micro-business household’, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, 12(4): 579-601
Mullholland, K. (1997) ‘The family enterprise and business strategies’, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, 11(4): 685-711
Mulholland, K. (1996) ‘Gender power and property relations within entrepreneurial wealthy families’, Gender, work and organization. ISSN: 0968-6673, 3(2): 78-102
Holliday, R. and Letherby, G. (1993) ‘Happy families or poor relations? An exploration of family analogies in the small firm’, International small business journal. ISSN: 0266-2426, 11(2): 54-63
Ram, M. and Holliday, R. (1993) ‘Relative merits: family culture and kinship in small firms’, Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385, 27(4): 629-648
Week 5: Gender in organizations
Acker, J. 2006. Inequality regimes gender, class, and race in organizations, Gender & Society, 20(4), pp. 441–64.
de Klerk, S. & Verreynne, L. 2017. The networking practices of women managers in an emerging economy setting: negotiating institutional and social barriers, Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395, 27(3), pp. 477–501.
Durbin, S. & Tomlinson, J. 2014. Female Part-Time Managers: Careers, Mentors and Role Models, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, 21(4), pp. 308–320.
Kirsch, A. 2017. The gender composition of corporate boards: A review and research agenda, The leadership quarterly. ISSN: 1048-9843 [In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 20 June 2017]
Stainback, K., Kleiner, S. & Skaggs, S. 2016. Women in Power - Undoing or Redoing the Gendered Organization? Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432, 30(1), pp. 109-135.
Williams, C. L. 2015. Crossing Over: Interdisciplinary Research on “Men who do Women’s Work" Sex roles. ISSN: 0360-0025, 72(7–8), pp.390–395.
Week 6: Skills in organizations
Braverman, H. (1998) Labor and Monopoly Capital, New York- Monthly Review Press (Forward by J. Bellamy-Foster and Introduction)
Cockburn, C. (1983) Brothers- Male Dominance and Technological Change, London- Pluto (Introduction and Chapters 1, 7 and 8)
Felstead, A. Gallie, D. and Green, F. (2004) 'Job Complexity and Task Discretion- Tracking the Direction of Skills at Work in Britian' in Warhurst, C. Grugulis, I. and Keep, E. (Eds.) The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Grugulis, I, Warhurst, C. and Keep, E. (2004) 'What's Happening to 'Skill'? ' in Warhurst, C. Grugulis, I. and Keep, E. (Eds.) The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Lafer, G. (2004) 'What is 'Skill'? Training for Discipline in the Low Wage Labour Market' in Warhurst, C. Grugulis, I. and Keep, E. (eds.) The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Week 7: Emotions management
.Ashforth, B. and Humphrey, R. (1993) 'Emotional Labour in Service Roles- The Influence of Identity', Academy of Management Review, 18(1)- pp. 88-115.
Bolton, S. (2004) 'Conceptual Confusion- Emotional Work as Skilled Work' in Warhurst, C. Grugulis, I. and Keep, E. (Eds.) The Skills That Matter, Basingstoke- Palgrave
Bolton, S. and C. Boyd (2003) 'Trolley Dolly or Skilled Emotion Manager? Moving on from Hochschild's Managed Heart' Work, Employment and Society 17-2.
Curley, C., & Royle, T. (2013). The degradation of work and the end of the skilled emotion worker at Aer Lingus: is it all trolley dollies now? . Work, employment and society., 27(1), 105-121.
Hochschild, A. (2012) The Managed Heart- Commercialization of Human Feelings, Berkeley- University of California Press (Chapters 1, 3 and 6)
Lopez, S. H. (2006) ‘Emotional Labor and Organized Emotional Care: Conceptualizing Nursing Home Care Work’. Work and occupations., 33, 2: 133-60
Week 8: Politics and power in organizations
Ackroyd, S. (2002) The Organization of Business, Oxford- OUP (Chapter 4)
Ackroyd, S. and Thompson, P. (1999) Organizational Misbehaviour, London- Sage (Chapters 1 and 4)
Clegg, S. Kornberger, M. and Pitsis, T. (2005) Managing and Organizations- An introduction to Theory and Practice, London- Sage, Chapter 5
Taylor, P. and Bain, P. (2003) 'Subterranean Worksick Blues- Humour as Subversion in Two Call Centres', Organization Studies. ISSN: 0170-8406, 24(9)- 1487-1509.
Thompson, P. and McHugh, D. (2009) Work Organisations, Basingstoke- Palgrave (Chapter 21)
Richards, J. (2008) ‘The many approaches to organisational misbehaviour: A review, map and research agenda’, Employee relations. ISSN: 0142-5455, 30(6)
Week 9: Ethnicity in organizations
Sklair, L. (2001) The transnational capitalist class ISBN: 0631224629 (pbk.) : No price; 0631224610, London: Blackwell
Lan, P. (2011) ‘White privilege, language capital and cultural ghettoisation: Eastern high-skilled migrants in Taiwan’, Journal of ethnic and migration studies. ISSN: 1369-183x, 37(10): 1669-1693
Leonard, P. (2010) ‘Work, identity and change? Post/colonial encounters in Hong Kong’, Journal of ethnic and migration studies. ISSN: 1369-183x, 36(8): 1247-1263
Hall, S. (2011) ‘Educational ties, social capital and the translocal (re)production of MBA alumni networks’, Global networks. ISSN: 1470-2266, Volume 11, issue 1 (pages 118–138
Week 10: Concluding lecture: organizational future and people management
Presents an overview of the course (no special reading; further sources to be provided in the lecture)
This list was last updated on 03/10/2018