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    DescriptionHow was Bletchley Park made as an organization? How was signals intelligence constructed as a field? What was Bletchley Park's culture and how was its work co-ordinated? Bletchley Park was not just the home of geniuses such as Alan Turing, it was also the workplace of thousands of other people, mostly women, and their organization was a key component in the cracking of Enigma. Challenging many popular perceptions, this book examines the hitherto unexamined complexities of how 10,000 people were brought together in complete secrecy during World War II to work on ciphers. Unlike most organizational studies, this book decodes, rather than encodes, the processes of organization and examines the structures, cultures and the work itself of Bletchley Park using archive and oral history sources. Organization theorists, intelligence historians and general readers alike will find in this book a challenge to their preconceptions of both Bletchley Park and organizational analysis.

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    Decoding Organization
    Bletchley Park, Codebreaking and Organization Studies
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    By (author) Christopher Grey
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107005457
    ISBN 10: 1107005450

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    23 April 2012
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    Christopher Grey is a Professor at the Royal Holloway, University of London. He was previously a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Warwick, and before that, a Professor of Organizational Theory at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Wolfson College. Professor Grey has published numerous academic articles on the sociology and history of management and organizations, on management education and learning, on critical management studies and on professional services organizations. He is the author of the bestselling student primer, A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Organizations, 2nd edition (2009).
    Table of contents
    Introduction: organization studies, history and Bletchley Park; Part I. Decoding Structures: 1. The making of Bletchley Park; 2. The making of signals intelligence at Bletchley Park; Part II. Decoding Cultures: 3. Pillars of culture at Bletchley Park; 4. Splinters of culture at Bletchley Park; Part III. Decoding Work: 5. Making Bletchley Park work; 6. Understanding Bletchley Park's work; Conclusion: reviving organization studies.