This volume addresses key issues in organizational behavior and human resource management in a variety of European organizations. Covering select case-studies that are longer and richer than is typical, Organizational Behavior and Change in Europe captures the realistic breadth and complexity that exists in organizations that are changing, developing, and internationalizing at a rapid pace. This thorough approach allows the reader to locate organizational behavior or human research management themes in the context of the broader market and other issues facing the organizations concerned, as well as facilitating teaching and learning in a variety of ways, using a variety of theoretical frameworks. The cases discussed reflect sensitivity to the impact of different cultures on problems, and illustrate likely approaches and solutions to them. Topics covered include managing growth and “Europeanization”; managing decline and crisis; transforming cultures; and organizational design, leadership, autonomy, and control. This stimulating case-study volume addresses key issues in organizational behavior, organizational change, and human resource management in a range of European organizations, including international companies based in Europe.
Rodeby School: The Successful Organization of Professionals
In Sweden, as in many other countries, the school system employs more people than most other sectors in the economy. Until recently, however, school management has been a neglected area. Now a major reform has been introduced whereby the highly centralized public (state) school system has been decentralized into a system where the local governments of municipalities are given responsibility for how schools are to be organized. This creates both stress and considerable opportunities for those who are in charge of a school.
This case is the story of a school that has gone through dramatic changes: from a school with a bad reputation to national recognition as a good example for others ...