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Intimacy in Economic Organizations

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter moves away from the analysis of economic transactions in intimate relations to studying intimacy within economic organizations. Just as some analysts have feared the commodification of ... More


Trends in budgetary control and responsibility accounting

David Otley

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by reviewing the roles that budgetary control systems take in helping managers assure organizational performance and by considering some of the growing criticisms of their ... More


The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification

Michael Power

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296034
eISBN:
9780191685187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296034.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

Since the early 1980s there has been an explosion of auditing activity in the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to financial audits there are now medical audits, technology audits, value ... More


The Control Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Several control mechanisms have been proposed to ensure that managerial discretion is aligned with shareholder interests. The major external mechanism is the market for corporate control, in which ... More


Strategic Change: Intelligent Adaptation

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the challenge of strategic change, whether internally or externally driven. In particular, a meta-framework that identifies three specific types of knowledge necessary for ... More


Perspectives on the Contribution of Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

How boards of directors influence organisational performance has been a central topic of corporate governance literature. This chapter outlines the major theoretical issues pertaining to research on ... More


Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Boards of directors are coming under increasing scrutiny in terms of their contribution in monitoring and controlling management, particularly in the wake of high-profile corporate frauds and ... More


The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter argues that, in the complex world of contemporary globalization, we need to develop and cultivate leaders who can show a degree of virtuous virtuosity that has been all too lacking in ... More


Electoral Management in Britain

Toby S. James

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines electoral administration in the British case. Existing approaches to the study of electoral malpractice have focused primarily on how the strategic office-seeking behavior of ... More


The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart R. Clegg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

The book draws from the Positive Organizational Scholarship approach, a research stream in which the virtues of leaders have been understudied, at least in terms of the holistic approach that we ... More


Does Aid Break Down Cooperation?

in Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781329
eISBN:
9780804781848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides the survey results of Pakistan's forty largest civil society organizations, half of which use development aid and half of which don't. The survey focused on the motivation of ... More


The Role of Leadership in Promoting Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors

Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Corporations are beginning to mitigate their contributions to environgmental degredation by implementing various environmental initiatives. The success of these initiatives, however, largely rests on ... More


Building the Right Long-Term Approach: The Power of Aligning Leadership, Strategy, and Execution

Bruce Simpson and Tiffany Vogel

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785453
eISBN:
9780191827372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785453.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter builds on extant approaches to corporate social responsibility (CSR) to make the case for change being needed now more than ever before. The chapter goes on to describe the benefits of a ... More


Introduction

Debbie Palmer

in Who cared for the carers?: A history of the occupational health of nurses, 1880-1948

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090875
eISBN:
9781781707043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090875.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter establishes why the question of nurses’ health is important and sets out the analytical themes that underpin its discussion. The management of nurses’ sickness has recently been targeted ... More


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