Changing Your Company from the Inside Out


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Gerald F. Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. His most recent book is Managed by the Markets: How Finance Re-Shaped America, which won the Academy of Management's George R. Terry Book Award for Outstanding Contribution to Management Knowledge in 2010. Christopher J. White is Managing Director of the Center for Positive Organizations and adjunct faculty in Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Chris has been leading and consulting to purpose-driven organizations spanning the corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors for more than fifteen years.


"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented... as practical as it is 'user friendly' and is very highly recommended for personal, professional, corporate, community, and academic library instructional reference collections." -- Midwest Book Review ADVANCE PRAISE for Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: JUDITH F. SAMUELSON, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ASPEN INSTITUTE-- "Davis and White artfully unpack a set of tools and strategies for change agents who want to help their corporations adapt to new social norms and environmental expectations. Let's hope this book finds its way into the hands of those who are poised to unleash the extraordinary capacity embedded in modern corporations. Both our nation and our world will be better off if they succeed." JOE MALCOUN, CEO, NUTSHELL-- "Davis and White provide a functional and actionable platform for social-minded employees interested in effecting social change without falling into the same vague estuary of 'doing well by doing good.' Thankfully, this book moves beyond a call to action and offers readers the information they'll need to succeed in the field, where it matters most." JEFFREY PFEFFER, THOMAS D. DEE II PROFESSOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS; AUTHOR, LEADERSHIP B.S.: FIXING WORKPLACES AND CAREERS ONE TRUTH AT A TIME-- "Davis and White provide practical, research-based, smart suggestions for leveraging the resources of your existing workplace to do social good in ways that fit your values and do not jeopardize your career. What could be better?" MICHAEL USEEM, WILLIAM AND JACALYN EGAN PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT, THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-- "Changing Your Company from the Inside Out provides a compelling road map for social intrapreneurs who want to persuade their companies to embrace agendas far beyond the bottom line. An essential companion for all who want to mobilize their organizations to help create a better world." JOHANNA MAIR, ACADEMIC EDITOR, STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW-- "Davis and White masterfully integrate examples of successful social intrapreneurship and arguments from social-movement research to develop a guide on how to enact social change without formal authority. A truly empowering book for anyone who cares about business and social change." FRED KELLER, FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO, CASCADE ENGINEERING-- "Changing Your Company from the Inside Out is a virtual fountain of ideas for how to increase the positive impact of companies as an employee and not a leader. It is extremely relevant to employees seeking to improve the positive impact of their institutions."

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