Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces

Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces

Interesting books published recently:

The New Knowledge WorkersJemielniak, Dariusz (2012) The New Knowledge Workers, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

This book, authored by CROW’s head, is a study of knowledge intensive work on the example of software engineers in Poland and in the Sillicon Valley.

A Theory of OrganizingCzarniawska, Barbara (2009) A Theory of Organizing, Cheltenham – Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing.

The book is an excellent introduction to the theory of organization/organizing. Written by the leading scholar of the field, it offers an interesting (and typical for Czarniawska) angle at organizational world. Along with the recently revamped Organization Theory by M. J. Hatch and A. Cunliffe, it is a must-read for organization and management scholars.

Handbook of Research on Knowledge-Intensive OrganizationsJemielniak, Dariusz & Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy (ed.) (2009) Handbook of Research on Knowledge-Intensive Organizations, Hershey – New York: Information Science Reference.

The book …”offers an international collection of studies on knowledge-intensive organizations with insight into organizational realities as varied as universities, consulting agencies, corporations, and high-tech start-ups“.

Management of Meaning in OrganizationsMagala, Slawek (2009) The Management of Meaning in Organizations, Basingstoke – New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

The book aims to explain …”how management of meaning in organizations fuels sociocultural evolution in complex societies changing semantic fields of possible meanings ahead“.

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