Books

Simply Managing About managing, naturally--pure and simple (shortened edition of Managing, for busy managers).
Management: It’s not what you think

A collection of articles to think differently, and get beyond thinking, about management.

International edition available from Pearson Education.

Tracking Strategies Probing into strategies, actually pursued of ten different organizations across several decades of their histories....toward a general theory of strategy formation
The Flying Circus

Paperback of ‘Why I Hate Flying’, with anecdotes from the webspoof of the flying and the managing businesses, and of commercialization in general

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Strategy Bites Back (with Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel; Pearson, 2005)—fun bytes and bites about strategy, shown to be a lot moreand lessthan you ever imagined
Managers not MBAs (Berrett Koehler, 2004)—a hard look at the soft practice of managing and the development of managers
The Strategy Process: (with J. Lampel, S. Ghoshal, J.B. Quinn; second edition, Prentice Hall, 1991)—selected readings and cases, all heavily edited
Managing Publicly (with Jacques Bourgault; Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2000)—based on study I did of 8 Canadian public sector managers, published with commentaries
Strategy Safari (with Bruce Ahlstrand and Joe Lampel; Free Press and Prentice-Hall International, 2nd edition 2009)—as the subtitle says, “A Guided tour Through The Wilds Of Strategic Management"
The Canadian Condition: Reflections of a “Pure Cotton” (Stoddart [en français: Les Propos d’un “Pur Coton”: Essai sur la Problématique Canadienne,Québec/Amérique] 1995)—expression of some personal feelings about Canada and what it goes through
The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (Free Press and Prentice-Hall International, 1994)—historical review of the process, very critical, though ends on a positive note
Mintzberg on Management: Inside Our Strange World of Organizations (Free Press, 1989)—an effort to draw together my main material for practitioners
Structure in 5's: Designing Effective Organizations (Prentice Hall, 1983)—condensed version of The Structuring of Organizations
Power In and Around Organizations (Prentice Hall, 1983)—attempt to draw together the literature of power around the notion of configuration
The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research (Prentice-Hall, 1979)—attempt to draw together the empirical literature on structuring, using five configurations as integrating devices—my most integrated book
The Nature of Managerial Work (Harper and Row, 1973, reissued by Prentice-Hall, l983)—roles and characteristics of managerial work, based on my doctoral thesis (study of five managers)