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    DescriptionThis book brings together distinguished writers from diverse fields and their specialised perspectives on new ideas and the challenges they pose to the hegemony of neo-classical scientific management. It explores various possibilities for the future development of the understanding of management and organisation in the context of new economic conditions taking shape in both the East and the West. The focus on these makes this volume topical. It provides today's managers with alternatives to conventional approaches to management that are now facing a credibility crunch. Managing in Changing Times: A Guide for the Perplexed Manager shows the manager that there are no easy, quick-fix, off the shelf solutions to complex problems. Solutions require thinking and action with multiple perspectives and require considerable effort to master. This imparts the book a global appeal as it speaks to every manager. The initial chapters present the ideas of Schumacher and Capra which, the author shows, could be used as catalysts to evolve a post-scientific global management era. The book will be a handy reference material for students of management, managers and management pundits.

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    Managing in Changing Times
    A Guide to the Perplexed Manager
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Sid Lowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 412
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9788132102335
    ISBN 10: 8132102339

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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
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    Abridged Dewey: 658
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS041000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    LC classification: HD31 .M365 2010
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    Thema V1.0: KJM
    Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
    Publication date
    02 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    Dr Sid Lowe, BA PGDipMktg MA PhD , Reader, Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Expertise International and Cross-cultural ManagementOrganisational Theory/ Behaviour and Marketing Research Interest(s) Cultural Aspects of Business Networks Process Philosophies and Management and Marketing Teaching Cross-Cultural Management (undergrad and masters) Experience General Manager - Hong Kong vocational Training Company 1982-88
    Review quote
    The book aims to provide a way out to manage perplexity ridden business world full of uncertainties and complexities while it appears to be overly critical of "neo-classical" scientific management and suggests new management paradigms -- based on combinations of management styles of East and West...It is very nicely produced, scholarly volume and must be welcomed as an addition base of the management theory literature. -- VISION
    Table of contents
    Preface - Sid Lowe PART ONE: PERPLEXITY, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION THEORY Schumacher's Hierarchy - Sid Lowe Capra's Kite - Sid Lowe Kathryn Pavlovich and Robert Chia Perplexity, Process and Practice Perplexity; Preparing for the Happenings of Change - John Shotter Perplexity, Ecology and Technology - John Richard Ennals Perplexity and Ethics - Ian Steers Perplexing images: Relational identities in cultural tempospaces - Slawomir Jan Magala Perplexity and Strategy: Moving Towards an Enrolment Advantage Paradigm - Jon Gander PART TWO: PERPLEXITIES IN SELECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS Perplexity and Indigenous Leadership - Karl-Erik Sveiby Perplexity, Management and Business in India - Balakrishnan Muniapan Perplexity in South-East Asia: De-perplexing the Expat - Astrid Kainzbauer Perplexity and Oikomorphosis; Managing Transformation - Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer Epilogue - Sid Lowe Index