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From `soldiering' and absenteeism to humour in organizations and the emergence politics of sexuality, this book explores the latest forms of organizational subversion and offers fresh insights of the underlying dynamics of management and organizational processes. The book opens with a critique of orthodox organizational analysis and maps out the wide terrain across which organizational `misbehaviour' occurs. The authors go on to examine the interconnections between identity formation, the pursuit of autonomy and organizational misbehaviour, and explore how clearly the tendency to misbehave is deeply embedded in organizational life.

Why Organizational Misbehaviour?
Why organizational misbehaviour?

This book has been written with the object of revising perceptions of the basic subject matter of the discipline variously called organizational behaviour, organization studies or organizational analysis. It is written in the conviction that organizational misbehaviour is very much more prevalent and varied in content than is normally acknowledged; certainly more than the token chapters on conflict in textbooks or specialist contributions on strikes would suggest. We offer a detailed consideration and interpretation of some of the many varieties and forms of misbehaviour that exist, drawing on the findings and insights of a wide variety of sources: specialist, journalistic and personal. The book may be read as an interesting and diverting review of the reality of organizational life, but, ...

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