Organisations across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors require active Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) policies and programs, and are increasingly subject to meeting legislative standards around the DEI principles of equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, and human rights. Bringing together more than 20 insightful contributions from a diverse range of researchers, this dynamic Field Guide examines the theories, practices, and policies of diversity management.
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Presenting the emergence of new organizational designs in a novel way, this insightful book blends theory and practice to examine major trends and directions, the key ideas that underpin organizational design and how these ideas might be applied.
Timely and invigorating, this book explores how blockchain technology is disrupting
economies and transforming societies. It offers detailed insights into the
synergistic and complementary effects of blockchain and other new and emerging
technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, satellite
imagery and digital twins.
Much has been researched and written about the emergence of improvisation processes
within organizational contexts. Although still scarce, research on organizational
improvisation has evolved from a jazz and theater metaphor to empirical and
conceptual organizational frameworks, creating a consolidated organizational
theoretical body. This Elgar Introduction discusses major theoretical advances in
organizational improvisation, which the authors view as the process of improvisation
that occurs within an organizational context, whether at the individual, team, or
organizational level. Grounded in rigorous academic work to date, this book speaks
both to scholars interested in developing research on organizational improvisation
and to managers who face rapid change with crucial consequences.
What is creativity and how can we best nurture creativity in different contexts?
Drawing on a wide range of cases from the arts, business, design, media and sports,
Creativities encourages readers to discover, mix, and adapt their own version of
creativity, rather than attempting to imitate or follow ‘best practice’.
This revealing book goes behind the scenes of normative principles of media independence to investigate how that independence is actually practiced and realized in everyday working life. Taking an ethnographically rich journey through European news organizations, Elena Raviola exposes the diverse and complex ways in which the ideal of independence is upheld, and at the same time inevitably betrayed, in the organizational life of media companies.
This important book considers the ways in which small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can thrive in the age of big data. To address this central issue from multiple viewpoints, the editors introduce a collection of experiences, insights, and guidelines from a variety of expert researchers, each of whom provides a piece to solve this puzzle.
This comprehensive book synthesizes research from the past 50 years of innovation studies, addressing the main elements of innovation and providing a connected perspective on innovation within organizations. It explores the generation and adoption of both technological and nontechnological innovations, offering a coherent and systematic view of the process. Insights from behavioral, economic and structure-based perspectives are used to explain existing findings and help the reader navigate current research, as well as offering ideas and frameworks to guide new studies.
This book represents a narrative quest for a symbolic grounding to help leaders in times when stable social structures and institutions dissolve and disappear. Monika Kostera approaches this sense-making process through innovative research methods, collecting stories from participants and exploring plots and outcomes of an imagined meeting between two symbolic worlds: one of the internal and imaginative and the other of the external and corporate.
In this timely book, Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges examine the hopes and fears around work and job security inspired by automation, from the original coining of the term ‘robot’ to the present day media fascination. Have these hopes and fears changed or do they remain the same? This discerning book investigates whether these changes in perception correlate to actual changes taking place in the field of robotics.