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Reading Management and Organization in Film

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 240
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Management, Work and Organisations

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15 June 2008

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The advent of film has meant that we are able to capture in great detail - and often inadvertently - the enduring aspects of our working lives. Reading Management and Organisation in Film provides a new...

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The advent of film has meant that we are able to capture in great detail - and often inadvertently - the enduring aspects of our working lives. Reading Management and Organisation in Film provides a new framework for understanding organizational theory and its development in a vital new way.

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Provides a critical historical analysis of representations of management and organizations in film

Using a diverse range of classic and contemporary films from 1920s to present day to explore common scenic conventions (drone worker; corporate executive; career girl), the book argues that these representations provide important insights into enduring concerns about the role of organizations

Beautifully illustrated with stills from the last one hundred years of film

An easy reference glossary introduces students to any unfamiliar film studies and management concepts

Provides a critical commentary on mainstream knowledge about organizations

Covers themes such as identity, globalization, business ethics, gender, power and organizational behaviour

Contains 'Film in Focus' and 'Further Resources' boxed features as well as a supporting website offering lesson plans

List of Film Plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Reading film: studying management
2. The organization of film
3. The invisible enemy
4. Organization man
5. Deconstructing the worker
6. Representing the other
7. The search for meaning
8. Spectres of organization
Bibliography
Filmography
Subject Index.

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EMMA BELL is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the School of Management at the University of Bath.

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EMMA BELL is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the School of Management at the University of Bath.

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