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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.

The End of Organizational Misbehaviour?
The end of organizational misbehaviour?

We began this book with the aim of pulling together the often disconnected threads from different studies and traditions dealing with employee recalcitrance, resistance and self-organization. In the course of our journey we have shown that in the present century, and particularly in the decades following the Second World War, social scientists have discussed a rich variety of such forms of behaviour, ranging from analyses of work limitation, absenteeism and time-wasting to sabotage, destructiveness and theft. Theorists have seldom realized the complete range of variations which forms of misbehaviour can adopt, and have often misunderstood their nature and the forces that give rise to such behaviour. With this in mind we have attempted to expand that ...

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