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Pfeffer, Jeffrey

Works: 284 works in 770 publications in 6 languages and 17,721 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Filmed lectures  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Interviewee
Classifications: HD30.23, 658.314
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The knowing-doing gap : how smart companies turn knowledge into action by Jeffrey Pfeffer( )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The so-called knowledge advantage is a fallacy - even though companies pour billions of dollars into training programs, consultants, and executive education. The reason is not that knowledge isn't important. It's that most companies know, or can know, the same things. Moreover, even as companies talk about the importance of learning, intellectual capital, and knowledge management, they frequently fail to take the vital next step of transforming knowledge into action. The Knowing-Doing Gap confronts the paradox of companies that know too much and do too little by showing how some companies are successful at turning knowledge into action."--Jacket
Competitive advantage through people : unleashing the power of the work force by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores why -- despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success -- firms continue to attach little importance to their workers. The answer, argues Pfeffer, resides in a complex web of factors based on perception, history, legislation, and practice that continues to dominate management throught and action. Yet, some organizations have been able to overcome these obstacles. In fact, the five common stocks with the highest returns between 1972 and 1992 -- Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, Circuit City, and Plenum Publishing -- were in industries that shared virtually none of the characteristics traditionally associated with strategic success. What each of these firms did share is the ability to produce sustainable competitive advantage through its way of managing people. Pfeffer documents how they--and others--resisted traditional management pitfalls, and offers frameworks for implementing these changes in any industry."--Publisher description
Managing with power : politics and influence in organizations by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not otherwise do. In a word, power. Managing with Power provides an in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Power is often disparaged, yet Pfeffer shows convincingly that its effective use is an essential component of strong leadership. With vivid examples from Lyndon Johnson and Henry Kissinger to John Sculley and Henry Ford, he makes a compelling case for the necessity of power in mobilizing the political support and resources to get things
The human equation : building profits by putting people first by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes many common personnel management practices, and argues that policies such as job security and fair compensation result in greater profits in the long run
New directions for organization theory : problems and prospects by Jeffrey Pfeffer( )

20 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pfeffer argues that the world of organizations has changed in several important ways, including the increasing externalization of employment and the growing use of contingent workers; the changing size distribution of organizations, with a larger proportion of smaller organizations; the increasing influence of external capital markets on organizational decision-making and a concomitant decrease in managerial autonomy; and increasing salary inequality within organizations in the US compared both to the past and to other industrialized nations. These changes and their public policy implications make it especially important to understand organizations as social entities. But Pfeffer questions whether the research literature of organization studies has either addressed these changes and their causes or made much of a contribution to the discussion of public policy
Hidden value : how great companies achieve extraordinary results with ordinary people by Charles A O'Reilly( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blowing up the prevailing wisdom that companies must chase and acquire top talent in order to remain successful, Hidden Value argues instead that the source of sustained competitive advantage already exists within every organization. O'Reilly and Pfeffer, leading experts on organizational behavior and human resources, argue that how a firm creates and uses talent is far more important than how the firm attracts talent."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Hard facts, dangerous half-truths, and total nonsense : profiting from evidence-based management by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through evidence-based management, business leaders face the hard facts and act on the best evidence - trumping the competition. They also view common beliefs about effective management with healthy skepticism. To demonstrate the dangers lurking in such beliefs, the authors dismantle six widely held - but ultimately flawed - half-truths in core management areas including leadership, strategy, change, talent, incentives, and the connections between work and the rest of life. Pfeffer and Sutton describe how to identify and apply practices that are best for their companies, rather than blindly embrace what seems to have worked elsewhere."--Jacket
The external control of organizations : a resource dependence perspective by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores how external constraints affect organizations and provides insights for designing and managing organizations to mitigate these constraints. All organizations are dependent on the environment for their survival. It contends that it is the fact of the organization's dependence on the environment that makes the external constraint and control of organizational behaviour both possible and almost inevitable. Organizations can either try to change their environments through political means or form interorganizational relationships to control or absorb uncertainty
Power in organizations by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the role of power in decision making; Assessing power in organizations; Conditions for the use of power; Sources of power in organizations; Political strategies and tactics; Political language and symbols: mobilizing suppert and quieting opposition; Power in use; Perpetuating power; Power, politics and management
Power : why some people have it--and others don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over decades of consulting with corporations and teaching MBA students the nuances of organizational power, Jeffrey Pfeffer has watched numerous people suffer career reversals even as others prevail despite the odds. Our most common mistake is not having a realistic understanding of what makes some people more successful than others. By believing that life is fair, we tend to subscribe to the "just-world phenomenon," which leaves us unprepared for the challenges and competition of the real world. Now Pfeffer brings decades of his incredible insights to a wider audience. Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings based on his research, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power, he argues, is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge -- their advice often puts a rosy spin on their ascent and focuses on what should have worked, rather than what actually did. Instead, Pfeffer reveals the true paths to power and career success. Iconoclastic and grounded in the realpolitik of human interaction, Power is an essential organizational survival manual and a new standard in the field of leadership and management. -- Book jacket
Organizations and organization theory by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were they thinking? : unconventional wisdom about management by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day companies and their leaders fail to capitalize on opportunities because they misunderstand the real sources of business success. Based on his popular column in "Business 2.0", Jeffrey Pfeffer delivers wise and timely business commentary that challenges conventional wisdom while providing data and insights to help companies make smarter decisions. The book contains a series of short chapters filled with examples, data, and insights that challenge questionable assumptions and much conventional management wisdom. Each chapter also provides guidelines about how to think more deeply and intelligently about critical management issues. Covering topics ranging form managing people to leadership to measurement and strategy, it's good organizational advice, delivered by Dr. Pfeffer himself
Leadership BS : Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The leadership industry has failed,' charges Stanford Business School professor Pfeffer in this lively critique of a professional discipline driven, according to him, not by wisdom or a desire to foster leadership, but by money. Its precepts, he writes, are 'based more on hope than reality, on wishes rather than data, on beliefs instead of science.' Pfeffer sets out to help his readers rethink leadership by focusing on the root causes of failures in business leadership. Pfeffer counsels readers to look away from the 'inspiration and fables' that glut the market, and to accept that some of those truisms are fallible: authenticity can be overrated, and honesty is not always the best policy for leaders. Pfeffer has taken on an ambitious project, given the uniformity of current thinking on business success, but his bluntness should go a long way toward slaughtering the sacred cows of the leadership industry." --Publishers Weekly
Dying for a paycheck : how modern management harms employee health and company performance--and what we can do about it by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this timely, provocative book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that many modern management commonalities such as long hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees--hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people's physical and emotional health--while also being inimical to company performance. He argues that human sustainability should be as important as environmental stewardship. You don't have to do a physically dangerous job to confront a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace....In "Dying for a Paycheck", Jeffrey Pfeffer marshals a vast trove of evidence and numerous examples from all over the world to expose the infuriating truth about modern work life: even as organizations allow management practices that actually sicken and kill their employees, those policies do not enhance productivity or the bottom line, thereby creating a lose-lose situation. Exploring a range of important topics, including layoffs, health insurance, work-family conflict, work hours, job autonomy, and why people remain in toxic environments, Pfeffer offers guidance and practical solutions that all of us--employees, employers, and the government--can use to enhance workplace well-being. We must wake up to the dangers and enormous costs to today's workplace, Pfeffer argues. "Dying for a Paycheck" is a clarion call for a social movement focused on human sustainability. Pfeffer makes clear that the environment we work in is just as important as the one we live in, and with this urgent book he opens our eyes and shows how we can make our workplaces healthier and better."--jacket flaps
Organizational design by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power : how to get it, use it, and keep it by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program highlights: Hierarchies are inevitable, so learn the rules of the game. Qualities that create power and why intelligence is not one of them. How we limit ourselves when it comes to acquiring power. Getting a job, having control over your work, and holding on to a job all require more than simply excelling at what you do. They require an understanding of power. According to Professor Pfeffer, individual power comes from political skill, which is characterized by social astuteness, networking ability, interpersonal influence, and "apparent" sincerity. And power comes from knowing the rules of the game, recognizing the power of others, and most of all being willing and able to play the game. We can be our own worst impediments to acquiring power if we're unwilling to make the tradeoffs required, such as being liked versus getting things done, or doing interesting work versus tackling what is most useful for our advancement. Women can face the tradeoff of doing what needs to be done to gain power at the expense being considered feminine. Finally, we can develop the individual qualities that create power, including focus, self-knowledge, confidence, empathy, and the capacity to tolerate. Seek out an objective personal assessment, suggests Dr. Pfeffer, and then work to improve in areas where you are weak. Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and the author of 14 books, including his most recent, Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don't. Dr. Pfeffer received his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his PhD from Stanford
Power : why some people have it-- and others don't by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this crowning achievement, one of the greatest minds in management theory reveals how to succeed and wield power in the real world
Managing with power : politics and influence in organizations by Jeffrey Pfeffer( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most organizations and managers are filled with good ideas, the problem is one of implementation. Power and influence, rather than being the organization's last dirty secrets, are in fact secrets of success for both organizations and individuals. Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer discusses the importance of recognizing when power and influence are critical; knowing who the relevant political actors are; understanding where power comes from; and identifying strategies and tactics for the effective use of influence"--Website
Leadership BS : fixing workplaces and careers one truth at a time by Jeffrey Pfeffer( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better.The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts.In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it's failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers.Rooted in social science and containing practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages listeners to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better
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Managing with power : politics and influence in organizations
Competitive advantage through people : unleashing the power of the work forceManaging with power : politics and influence in organizationsThe human equation : building profits by putting people firstNew directions for organization theory : problems and prospectsHidden value : how great companies achieve extraordinary results with ordinary peopleHard facts, dangerous half-truths, and total nonsense : profiting from evidence-based managementThe external control of organizations : a resource dependence perspectivePower : why some people have it--and others don't
Alternative Names
Dee, Thomas D., 1946-

Jeffrey, Pfeffer 1946-

Jeffrey Pfeffer American academic

Jeffrey Pfeffer Amerikaans econoom

Jeffrey Pfeffer amerikansk økonom

Jeffrey Pfeffer US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Пфеффер, Джеффри

제프리, 페퍼 1946-

페퍼, J. 1946-

페퍼, 제프리 1946-

フェファー, ジェフリー

フェファ-, ジェフリ- 1946-

ペッファー, ジェフリー