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  • Stories for Management Success

    The Power of Talk in Organizations

    By David Collins

    We tend to assume that we may divide our activities into talk and action. In so doing we tend to suggest that talk is subordinate to action. Taking issue with these presumptions, Stories for Management Success: The Power of Talk in Organizations argues that talk is central to what managers do.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge Focus on Business and Management

  • The Power of Words

    Unveiling the Speaker and Writer's Hidden Craft

    By David S. Kaufer, Suguru Ishizaki, Brian S. Butler, Jeff Collins

    In 1888, Mark Twain reflected on the writer's special feel for words to his correspondent, George Bainton, noting that "the difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter." We recognize differences between a politician who is "willful" and one who is "willing"…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16

  • Narrating the Management Guru

    In Search of Tom Peters

    By David Collins

    David Collins, a well respected scholar of management gurus proves a critical reappraisal of the very influential work of Tom Peters. This volume examines his key works and reviews his detractors, offering an analysis of his contributions to the field of management that goes beyond the simple…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • The History of Siberia

    By Igor V. Naumov

    Edited by David Collins

    Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Management Fads and Buzzwords

    Critical-Practical Perspectives

    By David Collins

    Around 5,000 business and management titles are published every year, and increasingly, their preferred mode of presentation is centred on the creation and marketing of buzzwords and fads. This book argues that these management fads and buzzwords deflect critical inquiry and limit useful action…

    Paperback – 2000-08-25

  • Siberian Discovery

    By David Collins

    These twelve volumes shed immense light on the geography, history, ethnography, natural history, economic exploitation, settlement, religious and social development of Siberia and the Russian Far East. Includes a new introduction by the editor.…

    Hardback – 2000-02-21

  • The Collected Works of M. A. Czaplicka

    By David Collins

    Since her death in 1921, the celebrated Polish anthropologist Marya Antonina Czaplicka's life and works have retained a remarkable contemporary significance. This is the first publication to gather together the complete writings of Czaplicka and includes letters and other previously unpublished…

    Hardback – 1999-05-19

  • Organisational Change

    Sociological Perspectives

    By David Collins

    In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their…

    Paperback – 1998-04-30

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