Managers Managing

Managers Managing : The Workings of an Administrative System

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Investigating what managers do on the job, this study presents a wealth of new evidence to analyze how managers make decisions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 14.2mm | 378.21g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 figures, 10 tables
  • 0195052072
  • 9780195052077

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Managers Managing describes three frames with which to assess the empirical and behavioral data that provide realistic and behavorial data that provide realistic interpretations of behavior in organizations: distinguishing between behavior in the interest of the organization; reliance on the social structure of the administrative system for action cues; and the frequent ambiguous, subjective nature of performance assessment.show more

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While there are numerous popular books about managers and managing, few of them are thoughtful, analytic treatments of the managerial role in organizations. Hannaway's book provides an insightful and complex examination of one of the most diverse roles in formal organizations. Her discussion of this literature highlights the importance of social, contextual, and hierarchical factors influencing decision premises. This study should spawn further examinations of managers in other organizational settings. * American Journal of Sociology *show more