The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring, and Privatization (Manchester Business and Management Series)
Ronald J. Burke, Cary L. CooperISBN: 0631212310; 9780631212317;
The Organization in Crisis brings together a team of leading international researchers and practitioners to study the implementation and impact of organizational changes such as downsizing, restructuring and privatization. The text provides a unique combination of research, theory and practice, and not only examines key issues associated with organizational change, but also suggests how such changes can be better managed in the future. Specific topics considered include the new employment relationship and its implications for careers, how organizational changes are affecting manager's views of their working lives, ethical issues in downsizing, and best practices for organizational renewal and revitalization. A range of case studies provides world-wide examples of initiatives being undertaken by leading-edge firms. Together, the contributors capture the global nature of the difficulties confronting organizational leaders and highlight the need for creative solutions.