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Management and Motivation:
Frey, Bruno S. and Margit Osterloh.
Successful Management by Motivation: Balancing Intrinsic and Extrinsic Incentives. Berlin: Springer, 2010. Print.


Why to read:
Motivated employees play a crucial role in creating a companys sustainable competitive advantage. Successful Management by Motivation shows that in a knowledge-based society, this goal cannot be achieved by extrinsic motivation alone. Pay for performance often even hurts because it crowds out intrinsic motivation. To succeed, companies have to find ways of fostering and sustaining intrinsic motivation.


Communication:
Watzlawick, Paul, Janet Beavin Bavelas, and Don D. Jackson.
Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. Print.


Why to read:
The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples.


About Michel Foucault:
Downing, Lisa.
The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault: Cambridge Introductions to Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Print.


Why to read:
This introductory provides ways in to understanding Foucault's key concepts of subjectivity, discourse, and power and explains the problems of translation encountered in reading Foucault in English.


About Pierre Bourdieu:
Swartz, David.
Culture and Power. The Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1997. Print.


Why to read:
Culture and Power is the first book to offer both a sympathetic and critical examination of Bourdieu's work and it will be invaluable to social scientists as well as to a broader audience in the humanities.


Systems Theory:
Luhmann, Niklas.
Social Systems. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1996. Print.


Why to read:
In this presentation of a general theory of systems, Germany’s most prominent and controversial social thinker sets out a contribution to sociology that reworks our understanding of meaning and communication.


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