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The Work of Managers


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Part One: Framework 1: Stefan Tengblad: Overcoming the Rationalist Fallacy in Management Research 2: Stefan Tengblad and Ola Edvin Vie: Management in Practice: Overview of Classic Studies on Managerial Work Part Two: A Practice Perspective on Leadership and Managerial Work 3: Ingalill Holmberg and Mats Tyrstrup: Well Then - What Now? An Everyday Approach to Managerial Leadership? 4: Stefan Sveningsson, Johan Alvehus and Mats Alvesson: Managerial Leadership: Identities, Processes, and Interactions 5: Gary Kokk, Sten Joensson and Airi Rovio-Johansson: Multi-framing as a Tool in Top Management Teams Part Three: Operational Managerial Work 6: Rebecka Arman, Ewa Wikstroem, Ellinor Tengelin and Lotta Dellve: Work Activities and Stress Among Managers in Health Care 7: Alexander Styhre: Leadership as Muddling Through: Site Managers in the Construction Industry 8: Ola Edvin Vie: R&D Managers Leading Knowledge Workers with Care Part Four: Administrative Managerial Work 9: Anna Cregard and Rolf Solli: Managers at the Municipal Top 10: Leif Jonsson: The Swedish Municipality Director: A Managerial Function between Politics and Administration 11: Lars Engwall and Carin Eriksson Lindvall: Leaders of Modern Universities: Primi Inter Pares or Chief Executive Officers? 12: Stefan Tengblad: Managerial Work at the Top: Tracing Changes in Work Practices and Efforts Towards Theory Development Part Five: Managerial Work in Small Businesses 13: Henrik Floren and Joakim Tell: Managerial Behaviour in Small Firms: Does it Matter What Managers Do? 14: Anders Nilsson, Mats Westerberg and Einar Hackner: The Duality of Strategic Managerial Work in SMEs: A Structuration Perspective 15: Ethel Brundin and Leif Melin: Managerial Practices in Family Owned Firms: Strategizing Actors, their Arenas and their Emotions Part Six: The Way Forward 16: Rebecka Arman, Ola Edvin Vie and Havard Asvoll: Refining Shadowing Methods for Studying Managerial Work 17: Rob B. Briner. Lars Engwall, Tina L. Juillerat, Henry Mintzberg, Frederick P. Morgeson, Michael G. Pratt and Stefan Tengblad: Bridging the Management Theory and Practice Gap 18: Stefan Tengblad: Conclusion and the Way Forward: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

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Stefan Tengblad is Professor in Business Administration at University of Skoevde, Sweden. He has written several articles on leadership and managerial work, which have been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management.

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