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Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787142388
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 380
  • View: 1296
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This volume brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.

Religion and Organization Theory

Religion and Organization Theory

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781906939
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 456
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Despite the profound influence that religious organizations exert, religion occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. This volume aims to make available in one place existing knowledge on religion and organizations, encouraging more organization theorists to include religion as part of their research activities and agenda.

Sociology of Organizations

Sociology of Organizations

Structures and Relationships

  • Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412991951
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 740
  • View: 7945
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Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships is a timely and unique collection of both classic and contemporary studies of organizations. Designed around competing theoretical frameworks, this cutting-edge book examines organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. This volume sheds light on some of the most interesting changes and challenges facing organizations today: the integration of new media, the implementation of diversity and inclusion, and the promotion of sustainable workforce engagement. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organization studies.

How Institutions Matter!

How Institutions Matter!

  • Author: Joel Gehman,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786354292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 8794
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This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies

  • Author: Raza Mir,Sanjay Jain
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317414136
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 492
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This comprehensive book collects contributions from leading international scholars to highlight the diverse qualitative approaches available to organizational researchers, each grounded in its own philosophy. The editors provide a cutting edge, globally oriented resource on the state of qualitative research methodologies, helping readers to grasp the theories, practices, and future of the field. Beginning with an overview of qualitative methodologies, the book examines ways in which research employing these techniques is conducted in a variety of disciplines, including entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, information systems, and organizational behavior. It offers timely updates on how traditions like case studies, ethnographies, historical methods, narrative approaches, and critical research are practiced today and how emerging trends, including increasing legitimacy and feminization, are impacting the domain. The final chapters provide templates for engaging with the future as well as essays that critically assess how qualitative inquiry has evolved within organization studies. Readers will become acquainted with contemporary tools for conducting qualitative studies, learning to appreciate the emerging domains of qualitative inquiry within a dynamic and complex organizational world. Doctoral students and early-career researchers in organizational studies, especially those engaged with general management, organizational behavior, human resource management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy, will benefit from reading this relevant and inclusive handbook.

Institutions and Ideology

Institutions and Ideology

  • Author: Renate E. Meyer,Kerstin Sahlin,Marc J. Ventresca
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 184855866X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 311
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This volume contributes to the literature on the sociology of organizations and management, especially to sociological institutionalism, by attempting to fill an important gap in institutional research. Our starting point is the conviction that organizational institutionalims is the conceptual and empirical venue to study ideology, both in its symbolic and material dimension and this volume represents an effort to refocus and revitalize these issues. The ten chapters of this volume engage directly and critical with several North American and European institutional traditions. Apart from organizational institutionalism's own classic and current research, they draw on a wide variety of theoretical legacies to make sense of the relationship between institutions and ideology: Weber, Foucault, Heidegger, Bourdieu, Archer, Wuthnow, critical discourse analysis, or Kuhn's discussion of paradigm shifts as ideological changes. Empirical areas covered range from technology and software development, the brewing industry, custodial facilities to the organization of birthing.

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization

  • Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412902472
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 157
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This text provides a primer on action research, and how to use it to understand organizations. The author's unique resource addresses the potential pitfalls, the politics and ethics of researching your own organization.

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

  • Author: J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230392830
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
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Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.

Organizations in America

Organizations in America

Analysing Their Structures and Human Resource Practices

  • Author: Arne L. Kalleberg,National Organizations Study (Research project)
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803958166
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 382
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This volume presents an authoritative database on the workings of organizations in the United States. It describes the National Organizations Study, the first national survey of organizations in the US using a statistically representative sample. As well as outlining the study and the major conclusions it reaches, the book also looks at specific employment practices - hiring, training, promotion, performance measurement, benefit packages and contingent work - and how they compare between different businesses and business sectors. Differential treatment of employees according to ethnicity and gender is examined as part of the analysis of these topics.

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

  • Author: Ann L Cunliffe,John T Luhman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446290026
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
  • View: 469
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here From agency theory to power and politics, this indispensable guide to the key concepts of organization theory is your compass as you navigate through the often complex and abstract theories about the design and functioning of organizations. Designed to complement and elucidate your textbook or reading list, as well as introduce you to concepts that some courses neglect, this historical and interdisciplinary account of the field: - Helps you understand the basics of organization theory - Allows you to check your understanding of specific concepts - Fills in any gaps left by your course reading, and - Is a powerful revision tool Each entry is consistently structured, providing a definition of the concept and why it's important to theory and practice, followed by a summary of current debates and a list of further reading. This companion will provide you with the nuts and bolts of an understanding that will serve you not just in your organization studies course, but throughout your degree and beyond. Key concepts include: agency theory; business strategy; corporate governance; decision making; environmental uncertainty; globalization; industrial democracy; organizational change; stakeholder theory; storytelling and narrative research; technology and organization structure.

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

  • Author: Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191648108
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 648
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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

Organizational Structure in American Police Agencies

Organizational Structure in American Police Agencies

Context, Complexity, and Control

  • Author: Edward R. Maguire
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791455128
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 287
  • View: 7418
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A new theory accounts for the characteristics of individual police departments.

Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960: Volume 5, A Bibliographic Guide to Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960: Volume 5, A Bibliographic Guide to Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Author: Peter Duignan,L. H. Gann
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521078597
  • Category: History
  • Page: 564
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A comprehensive study of recent African history, examining the political, social, and economic effects of colonialism.

International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

  • Author: Stewart Clegg,James R. Bailey
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412915155
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1698
  • View: 8784
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The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is the definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is the premier reference tool for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the unique perspective of organization studies with extensive international representation. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced, and entries are based around a series of broad themes. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey bring together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas.

Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations

Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations

Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology

  • Author: Charlotte Cloutier,Bernard Leca,Jean-Pascal Gond
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787143805
  • Category: Evaluation
  • Page: 403
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From a sociological perspective, it is generally assumed that actors in society will engage in collective action in order to meet their individual needs and interests. As initially argued by Bourdieu, but also by institutional theorists (Scott, 1995 ; Zucker, 1987), much of this engagement will be tacit and taken for granted. Although scholars stemming from a critical perspective highlight the hegemony of these explanations of coordinated action (Alvesson & Willmott, 2002 ; Willmott, 1993), they say little about the capacity of ordinary actors to mobilize their critical competencies in order to resist such hegemony. If one works from the premise that organizational actors dispose of critical competencies, how do they mobilize these in practice and what implications does this mobilization have on our understanding of coordination and organizational processes more broadly ? This is one of the central questions posed by Boltanski and Thévenot when they embarked on the writing of On Justification (1991, 2006), considered by some to be the most important sociological treatise in post-Bourdieu French sociology (Baert & Carreira da Silva, 2010, p. 43). The articles in this volume explore how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot's economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation, and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding of organizational processes more generally.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

  • Author: Savita Kumra,Ruth Simpson,Ronald J. Burke
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191632759
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 752
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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Institutions and Organizations

Institutions and Organizations

Ideas, Interests, and Identities

  • Author: W. Richard Scott
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483321916
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
  • View: 2036
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Creating a clear, analytical framework, this fully updated fourth edition of Institutions and Organizations: Ideas, Interests, and Identities, by W. Richard Scott, offers a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between institutional theory and the study of organizations. Reflecting the richness and diversity of institutional thought—viewed both historically and as a contemporary, ongoing field of study—this edition draws on the insights of cultural and organizational sociologists, institutional economists, social and cognitive psychologists, political scientists, and management theorists. The book reviews and integrates the most important recent developments in this rapidly evolving field and strengthens and elaborates the author’s widely accepted “pillars” framework, which supports research and theory construction. By exploring the differences as well as the underlying commonalities of institutional theories, the book presents a cohesive view of the many flavors and colors of institutionalism. It also evaluates and clarifies developments in both theory and research while identifying future research directions.

The Social Organization of Schooling

The Social Organization of Schooling

  • Author: Larry V. Hedges,Barbara Schneider
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN: 1610442822
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 384
  • View: 507
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Schools are complex social settings where students, teachers, administrators, and parents interact to shape a child’s educational experience. Any effort to improve educational outcomes for America’s children requires a dynamic understanding of the environments in which children learn. In The Social Organization of Schooling, editors Larry Hedges and Barbara Schneider assemble researchers from the fields of education, organizational theory, and sociology to provide a new framework for understanding and analyzing America’s schools and the many challenges they face. The Social Organization of Schooling closely examines the varied components that make up a school’s social environment. Contributors Adam Gamoran, Ramona Gunter, and Tona Williams focus on the social organization of teaching. Using intensive case studies, they show how positive professional relations among teachers contribute to greater collaboration, the dissemination of effective teaching practices, and ultimately, a better learning environment for children. Children learn more from better teachers, but those best equipped to teach often opt for professions with higher social stature, such as law or medicine. In his chapter, Robert Dreeben calls for the establishment of universal principles and practices to define good teaching, arguing that such standards are necessary to legitimize teaching as a high status profession. The Social Organization of Schooling also looks at how social norms in schools are shaped and reinforced by interactions among teachers and students. Sociologist Maureen Hallinan shows that students who are challenged intellectually and accepted socially are more likely to embrace school norms and accept responsibility for their own actions. Using classroom observations, surveys, and school records, Daniel McFarland finds that group-based classroom activities are effective tools in promoting both social and scholastic development in adolescents. The Social Organization of Schooling also addresses educational reforms and the way they affect a school’s social structures. Examining how testing policies affect children’s opportunities to learn, Chandra Muller and Kathryn Schiller find that policies which increased school accountability boosted student enrollment in math courses, reflecting a shift in the school culture towards higher standards. Employing a variety of analytical methods, The Social Organization of Schooling provides a sound understanding of the social mechanisms at work in our educational system. This important volume brings a fresh perspective to the many ongoing debates in education policy and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of America’s children.

Finance: The Discreet Regulator

Finance: The Discreet Regulator

How Financial Activities Shape and Transform the World

  • Author: I. Huault,C. Richard
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137033606
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
  • View: 6775
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The financial sector is the talk of the global village. This book highlights that, before asserting that the institutions of the financial sector deserve to be regulated, one should consider that these very institutions are themselves the discreet regulators of the markets where their activity takes place.

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion.v.10

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion.v.10

  • Author: Joanne Marie Greer,David O. Moberg
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9780762304837
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 2045
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Various articles are presented covering psychological, sociological and cross-cultural topics or relevance to religious/spiritual researchers and academics.