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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management

  • Author: Paul Griseri
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446291790
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 176
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Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors What and who is business for? What exactly is work and how can we distinguish it from other activity? Do businesses operate along different ethical lines from individuals? This clear and accessible text introduces key philosophical concepts and ideas and applies them to fundamental issues in management and organizations. Written for business and management students with no previous knowledge of philosophy, this text will lead readers to question the basic assumptions widely made about business and management. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Management is packed with case studies and examples which provoke thought and discussion. Coverage includes crucial topics such as business ethics, culture and leadership. Key features: - Boxed definitions of key concepts - Real life case studies and examples - Questions for Reflection - Further reading This text is essential reading for any business and management student wanting to think creatively.

Language and Reality

Language and Reality

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language

  • Author: Michael Devitt,Kim Sterelny
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262540995
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 342
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What is language? How does it relate to the world? How does it relate to the mind? Should our view of language influence our view of the world? These are among the central issues covered in this spirited and unusually clear introduction to the philosophy of language. Making no pretense of neutrality, Michael Devitt and Kim Sterelny take a definite theoretical stance. Central to that stance is naturalism--that is, they treat a philosophical theory of language as an empirical theory like any other and see people as nothing but complex parts of the physical world. This leads them, controversially, to a deflationary view of the significance of the study of language: they dismiss the idea that the philosophy of language should be preeminent in philosophy. This highly successful textbook has been extensively rewritten for the second edition to reflect recent developments in the field.

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Social Research

  • Author: Tim May,Malcolm Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135367175
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 240
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This is an accessible introduction to the philosophy of social research which relates philosophical ideas to actual research practice. The book makes effective use of illustrations from the UK, US and Europe to examine specific problems and broader issues. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social research methods within sociology, social policy, politics, social psychology, human geography; philosophy of social science and social theory courses; and as a personal reference for professional researchers.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology

  • Author: Kerry E Howell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446271625
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 248
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This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential part of the research process and integral to deploying the methodology and methods best suited for a research project, thesis or dissertation. Aided throughout by definition boxes, examples and exercises for students, the book covers topics such as: - Positivism and Post-positivism - Phenomenology - Critical Theory - Constructivism and Participatory Paradigms - Post-Modernism and Post-Structuralism - Ethnography - Grounded Theory - Hermeneutics - Foucault and Discourse This text is aimed at final-year undergraduates and post-graduate research students. For more experienced researchers developing mixed methodological approaches, it can provide a greater understanding of underlying issues relating to unfamiliar techniques.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

  • Author: Rudolf Carnap
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486140865
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.

Management Research

Management Research

An Introduction

  • Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761972853
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 194
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Praise for the First Edition: `I will be recommending the book to graduate researchers at master's and doctoral level. It is a book which deserves to succeed for its honesty, clarity, and common sense' - Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 'An accessible relaxed style enables the authors to deal with issues that are intellectually demanding and at times controversial, encouraging the researcher to develop a self-reflexive capacity to manage research as both personal and public learning' - Management Education and Development Journal This Second Edition of the best-selling Management Research has been completely rewritten to include new kinds of problems being encountered in management research, and to incorporate the substantial methodological developments that have taken place over the last 10 years. The book draws together the main threads of both quantitative and qualitative management research and provides a bridge between theoretical and practical issues. This popular and essential introduction to the subject of management research enables students to tackle complex issues in an accessible way, offering a definite statement of basic methodologies for management research today. Management Research is the first step for students and researchers to develop a clear but also sophisticated position on the subject of research in business and management studies. Used by students on courses in management research methods worldwide, this new edition will continue to be an invaluable guide for all those undertaking research in and around organizations.

Das Philosophie-Buch

Das Philosophie-Buch

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783831019694
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
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Philosophy of Nursing

Philosophy of Nursing

An Introduction

  • Author: Steven D. Edwards
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 113713271X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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Philosophy of Nursing provides an introduction to a new and emergent area of study within nursing. The nature of the philosophy of nursing is explored and applied to three areas of enquiry central to nursing theory and practice: knowledge, persons and care. The idea of knowledge seems crucial because it appears to be important to base nursing interventions on what is known, rather than that which is merely believed. But what is the difference between these? Also, it is common, currently to distinguish between practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge but what is the relationship between the two? The conception of a person is unquestionably of fundamental relevance to nursing but are patients simply biological organisms? Should their treatment and care plans reflect this? What is to be made of the appeals to the idea of a patient as a 'narrative'? What role does caring have and what is 'ontological caring'? This stimulating text seeks to provide answers to all of these questions and to explain their relevance to nursing. Throughout key debates the author critically engages with the work of major nursing writers, and in particular with Benner and Wrubel, and Carper. In conclusion the discussion focuses on the nature of nursing, how this is best understood and why it is important. For the first time illuminating answers are supplied to the issues in nursing theory and practice upon which the very nature of such theory and practice depends.

Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting

  • Author: Nicholas Rescher
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791435533
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
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The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. But a vast amount of successful prediction is nonetheless possible, especially in the context of applied sciences such as medicine, meteorology, and engineering. This book examines our prospects for finding out about the future in advance. It addresses questions such as why prediction is possible in some areas and not others; what sorts of methods and resources make successful prediction possible; and what obstacles limit the predictive venture. Nicholas Rescher develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems. Predicting the Future considers the anthropological and historical background of the predictive enterprise. It also examines the conceptual, epistemic, and ontological principles that set the stage for predictive efforts. In short, Rescher explores the basic features of the predictive situation and considers their broader implications in science, in philosophy, and in the management of our daily affairs.

Philosophy and Public Administration

Philosophy and Public Administration

An Introduction

  • Author: Edoardo Ongaro
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784718440
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This book provides a systematic introduction to the philosophical foundations of the study and the practice of public administration. It reviews all the main philosophical streams, from ancient Greek philosophy to the contemporary strands, and discusses their significance for public governance and public management. Ontological and epistemological issues are brought to the fore in discussing contemporary conceptions of the nature of public administration. The quest for justification and legitimacy of public governance is examined, and 'Common Good', 'Social contract' and 'Personalism' arguments vetted. The works of thinkers like Thomas More and Niccolò Machiavelli are revisited and the implications for contemporary public administration are drawn.

Mach, was Du willst

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

  • Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
  • ISBN: 3843713634
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3488
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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

An Introduction to Critical Management Research

An Introduction to Critical Management Research

  • Author: Mihaela L Kelemen,Nick Rumens
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0857022970
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
  • View: 7458
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`This book offers a lively and readable account of how scholars and students might engage with some of the more unusual critical theories associated with the critical management research project. Supported by a wealth of empirical and theoretical material, this book will introduce readers to the complex issues surrounding how to carry out critical management research rather than simply providing prescriptive answers' - Heather Höpfl, University of Essex `Kelemen and Rumens have done management scholars a great service in reviewing a huge amount of disparate knowledge and compressing it into a succinct, lively and provocative book on the current state of Critical Management Studies. This is a "must-read" for those both inside and outside CMS' - Keith Grint, Cranfield University `Management is a critical term for contemporary politics, but getting to grips with managerialism requires research methods that can deal with contemporary and controversial topics. This book provides the tools for that project, and will be invaluable for scholars and students who wish to challenge the conservatism of management academy at the present time' - Martin Parker, University of Leicester Why have certain theories shaped management research? Where do research theory and practice meet, if at all? To ask these questions is to think critically about management research. Mihaela L Kelemen and Nick Rumens explore the fundamentals of critical management theory and their influences on management research, and in doing so offer the student an illuminating introduction to what is often a disparate and complex array of issues. 10 expressive chapters examine theoretical foundations, including those most often sidelined in mainstream management theory; from postmodernism and deconstruction to American pragmatism, along with methodological choices and the intellectual issues each of these presents. Also provided is a timely consideration to the consequences and ethical concerns now inherent to any research issue.

An Introduction to Business Ethics

An Introduction to Business Ethics

  • Author: George D. Chryssides,John H. Kaler
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
  • ISBN: 9781861523563
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 585
  • View: 358
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An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.

The Philosophy of Public Administration- A Holistic Approach

The Philosophy of Public Administration- A Holistic Approach

An Introduction for Undergraduate Students

  • Author: J. S. H. Gildenhuys
  • Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN: 1919980040
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 423
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A user-friendly textbook for students and teachers, The Philosophy of Public Administration covers all aspects of the public administration and management process as an instrument of serving the public. It lays a sound foundation of the basic principles and values, and it facilitates excellence in all the varied circumstances a professional public manager/administrator may encounter in practice. An MS PowerPoint presentation is also available on CD-ROM for instruction.

Die Grundsätze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsführung

Die Grundsätze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsführung

  • Author: Frederick Winslow Taylor,R. Roesler
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3861957132
  • Category:
  • Page: 96
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Fredericks W. Taylors Werk "Die Grunds tze wissenschaftlicher Betriebsf hrung" ist einer der wichtigsten betriebswirtschaftlichen Klassiker. Das Buch von Taylor (1856-1915) begr ndet den Taylorismus, der den richtigen Bewegungsablauf aus umfangreichen Zeit- und Arbeitsstudien ermittelte. Taylor untersuchte als Inginieur verschiedene Unternehmen und bewirkte in diesen Branchen deutliche Verbesserungen.

An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement

An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement

  • Author: James R. Evans,William M. Lindsay
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305176316
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Six Sigma has taken the corporate world by storm and represents the thrust of numerous efforts in manufacturing and service organizations to improve products, services, and processes. Although Six Sigma brings a new direction to quality and productivity improvement, its underlying tools and philosophy are grounded in the fundamental principles of total quality and continuous improvement that have been used for many decades. Nevertheless, Six Sigma has brought a renewed interest in quality and improvement that few can argue with, and has kept alive the principles of total quality developed in the latter part of the 20th Century. AN INTRODUCTION TO SIX SIGMA AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, 2e shows students the essence and basics of Six Sigma, as well as how Six Sigma has brought a renewed interest in the principles of total quality to cutting-edge businesses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Policing

An Introduction to Policing

  • Author: John S. Dempsey,Linda S. Forst
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305544684
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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Introduce students to the challenges, excitement, and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, Specialized Policing Responses to individuals with mental illness, advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases, and information on law enforcement careers, all introduced through memorable learning features. The book also discusses small and rural departments while maintaining critical foundational coverage students need to fully understand who police are, what they do, and how they do it. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Agroforestry

An Introduction to Agroforestry

  • Author: P. K. R. Nair
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792321354
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 499
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This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and socioeconomic sciences to agroforestry. Although the major focus of the book is on the tropics, where the practice and potential of agroforestry are particularly promising, the developments in temperate zone agroforestry are also discussed. This text is recommended for students, teachers, and researchers in agroforestry, farming systems, and tropical land use.