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This book re-examines management theory ‘after Globalization’. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers.

The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.

‘If You Want Loyalty Get a Dog!’: Loyalty, Trust and the New Employment Contract
‘If you want loyalty get a dog!’: Loyalty, trust and the new employment contract
RichardDunford

Organizational restructuring is having a significant impact on management careers, both in terms of redundancies and in terms of the reconstituted concept of career. An important question that follows from this is what effect these changes have on the way managers see the relationship between themselves and their organization because of the potential for this to impact on organizational performance. This chapter seeks to encourage discussion of this issue by presenting the arguments of two contrasting positions. The first voices concern at what it sees as the destruction/breaking of the ‘psychological contract’ between manager and employer; the second ...

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