What is happening to middle management?

Dopson, Sue and Stewart, Rosemary (1990) What is happening to middle management? British Journal of Management, 1 (1). pp. 3-16.


For many years middle managers' work, career and future role have been the subject of gloomy descriptions, assertions and predictions. These are described and compared with studies, including our own, that give a more optimistic picture of what is happening to middle management. We also cite survey information about numbers, salaries and job mobility of UK managers, including middle managers. We argue that before generalizations, either optimistic or pessimistic, can justifiably be made, attention needs to be paid to the complexity of changes affecting middle managers' jobs, to the diversity of organizations in which middle management work and the complexity of individual reactions to these changes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Middle management
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2010 15:52
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:49
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/310

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