Book Review by Dr David Wilkinson: Managing and Leading Organizational Change (Hughes, 2019)

I was delighted to read this appreciative review of my latest textbook and grateful to Dr David Wilkinson for taking the time to write it. In academic circles, despite the money students and university libraries invest in such texts, textbook authoring is surprisingly unfashionable. David fairly explains why such academic scepticism about textbooks exists, thankfully …

Book Review – Pandemonium: Towards a Retro Organization Theory (Burrell, 1997)

Withdrawn from the University of North London Library A wonderfully weird book I only managed to read half of this book, or did I? In the body of the book, the top half of each book page goes forward in the normal linear manner, whilst the bottom half of each page goes backward, with arrows …

Book Review – Fashion and Utopia in Management Thinking (René ten Bos, 2000)

Withdrawn from Imperial College London I really enjoyed reading this book, I was unfamiliar with the writings of Bos and suspect I must have been following up a reference. I have been around long enough to have experienced the concept of management fashion becoming very fashionable and influential and then becoming unfashionable and less influential.  …