Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms by Mats Alvesson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms
By Mats Alvesson

Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms

By (author) See other recent books by Mats Alvesson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $97.95
Your Price: $88.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.41 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms by Mats Alvesson

Book Description

This book addresses the concept of knowledge, and its use in the contexts of work and organizations. It provides a critical understanding of current approaches to knowledge management, organization, and the 'knowledge economy'. The author describes a number of cases of 'knowledge intensive firms', including IT firms, management consultancy firms, advertising agencies, and life science companies. He emphasizes the ambiguity of knowledge in the input, process, and output of professional work, and suggests that we should be careful in assuming too much about the nature, role, and effects of 'knowledge' in business life. Instead we should understand the constructed nature of knowledge and scrutinize knowledge claims carefully. Alvesson looks at several aspects of management and working life, including human resource management issues, client control, and the regulation of identity. Rhetoric, symbolism, image, the politics of knowledge claims, and identity are all shown to be crucial for understanding the management of 'knowledge intensive firms'. By challenging key assumptions in current thinking about knowledge and organization, a novel theoretical approach is suggested. The book will be of interest to business and management academics concerned with issues of knowledge and organization, and will serve as supplementary reading for graduate and final year undergraduate business and management students.

Buy Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms book by Mats Alvesson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199268863
ISBN-10: 019926886X
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Mats Alvesson

Reflexive Leadership by Mats Alvesson Reflexive Leadership, Paperback (January 2017)

Making a case for a reflexive approach to leadership that is informed by in-depth studies of managers. The book aims to facilitate reflexivity in terms of challenging one's position - understanding of leadership - and considering alternatives.

Managerial Lives by Mats Alvesson Managerial Lives, Paperback (May 2016)

This book examines the relationship between experience, situation and identity in the managerial life.

Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson Organizational Culture, Hardback (December 2015)

This collection of key papers has been meticulously put together by acclaimed editor Mats Alvesson, and covers themes including culture, image and identity, socialisation, leadership, power and conflict, ethics and communication and much more.

» View all books by Mats Alvesson

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Knowledge Work and Knowledge-intensive Firms book by Mats Alvesson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Mats Alvesson close
Reflexive Leadership by Mats Alvesson
Managerial Lives by Mats Alvesson
Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson
Changing Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson
Changing Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson
Stupidity Paradox by Mats Alvesson
Triumph of Emptiness by Mats Alvesson
Triumph of Emptiness by Mats Alvesson
Constructing Research Questions by Mats Alvesson
Understanding Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson
Making Sense of Management by Mats Alvesson
Qualitative Research and Theory Development by Mats Alvesson
Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies by Mats Alvesson
Metaphors We Lead by by Mats Alvesson
Metaphors We Lead by by Mats Alvesson
Interpreting Interviews by Mats Alvesson
Reflexive Methodology by Mats Alvesson
Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies by Mats Alvesson
Understanding Gender and Organizations by Mats Alvesson
Changing Organizational Culture by Mats Alvesson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close