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Institutions and Ideology

Institutions and Ideology

  • Author: Peter Walgenbach
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 184855866X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 350
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Contributes to the literature on the sociology of organizations and management, especially to sociological institutionalism. This title covers the empirical areas that range from technology and software development, the brewing industry, custodial facilities to the organization of birthing.

Unternehmensnetzwerke

Unternehmensnetzwerke

Architekturen, Strukturen und Strategien

  • Author: Johannes Glückler,Waltraud Dehning,Monique Janneck,Thomas Armbrüster
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3642295312
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 356
  • View: 8225
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Anstatt Netzwerke nur aus der Sicht einzelner Akteure zu betrachten, richten die Autoren ihren Blick auf die multilaterale Zusammenarbeit. Wissenschaftler, Unternehmens- und Rechtsberater diskutieren Konzepte wie Netzwerkgut oder laterale Governance, auf deren Grundlage Netzwerke ausgestaltet und ihre Innovationskraft gefördert werden kann. Auch die Wahl der Rechtsform, der Controllinginstrumente sowie der Einsatz von Kommunikationstechnologien werden thematisiert. Erfolgsfaktoren arbeiten die Autoren anhand detaillierter Fallstudien heraus.

Strategische Netzwerke

Strategische Netzwerke

Evolution und Organisation

  • Author: Jörg Sydow
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783409139472
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 372
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Moderne Managementkonzepte konzentrieren sich nicht nur auf interne Starken von Unternehmen, sondern schliessen die Gestaltung zwischenbetrieblicher Beziehungen als entscheidenden Erfolgsfaktor ein. Immer mehr Unternehmen organisieren sich daher in strategischen Netzwerken. Jorg Sydow untersucht die Evolution strategischer Netzwerke und prasentiert Beispiele fur diese neue Organisationsform. Insbesondere der Transaktionskostenansatz wird hierzu kritisch analysiert. Der Autor entwickelt die Konzeption eines kollektiven strategischen Managements und diskutiert daraus resultierende Rollenanforderungen. Dieses inzwischen zum Standardwerk der Management-Literatur gewordene Buch liegt nun bereits im 3. Nachdruck vor. Verzeichnis: Jorg Sydow untersucht die Evolution strategischer Netzwerke und prasentiert Beispiele fur diese Organisationsform. Der Autor entwickelt die Konzeption eines kollektiven strategischen Managements und diskutiert daraus resultierende Rollenanforderungen

Organisationales Lernen als erfolgsrelevantes Konstrukt im Rahmen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen

Organisationales Lernen als erfolgsrelevantes Konstrukt im Rahmen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen

  • Author: Hannah Noriko Richta
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3834942162
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 558
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​Bei der Suche nach Zusammenhängen zwischen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen und ihrem Erfolg wird zunehmend der Einfluss des Organisationalen Lernens deutlich. In bisherigen Untersuchungen bleibt aber offen, wie der Lernbegriff definiert wird und wer was auf welche Weise lernt. Die verschiedenen Studien kommen deshalb unter Berufung auf die gleichen theoretischen Fundamente zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen. Hannah Noriko Richta entwickelt auf der Basis einer Diskussion des Forschungsstandes ein geschlossenes Modell der Erfolgswirkung des Organisationalen Lernens im Rahmen der Internationalisierung und unterzieht es einem empirischen Test.

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.

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
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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.

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

Key Concepts in Organization Theory

  • Author: John T Luhman,Ann L Cunliffe
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847875521
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 182
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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 A-Z 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

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
  • View: 580
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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
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A new theory accounts for the characteristics of individual police departments.

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
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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.

Turning Around Failing Schools

Turning Around Failing Schools

Leadership Lessons From the Organizational Sciences

  • Author: Joseph Murphy,Coby V. Meyers
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452294135
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2968
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Provides an in-depth examination of the causes and symptoms of degeneration and a two-part model for preventing educational collapse and crafting an effective turnaround.

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: 9606
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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.

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.

Knowing in Organizations

Knowing in Organizations

A Practice-based Approach

  • Author: Davide Nicolini,Silvia Gherardi,Dvora Yanow
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9780765609106
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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This work explores the relationship among knowing, learning, and practice in the development of organizational knowledge. It explores the implications for intervention growing out of the notion that organizational knowledge cannot be conceived as a mental process residing in members' heads.

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.

Social Movements and Organization Theory

Social Movements and Organization Theory

  • Author: Gerald F. Davis,Doug McAdam,W. Richard Scott,Mayer N. Zald
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139444194
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like - more volatile and politicized - while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Organization theory and social movement theory are two of the most vibrant areas within the social sciences. This collection of original essays and studies both calls for a closer connection between these fields and demonstrates the value of this interchange. Three introductory, programmatic essays by leading scholars in the two fields are followed by eight empirical studies that directly illustrate the benefits of this type of cross-pollination. The studies variously examine the processes by which movements become organized and the role of movement processes within and among organizations. The topics covered range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs.

Hierarchy and Organisation

Hierarchy and Organisation

Toward a General Theory of Hierarchical Social Systems

  • Author: Thomas Diefenbach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135013403
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 282
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Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and longevity. It focuses on a single but fundamental problem of social systems such as dyads, groups, organisations and whole societies: Why and how does hierarchical social order persist over time? In order to investigate the question, author Thomas Diefenbach develops a general theory of the persistence of hierarchical social order. This theory interrogates the problem of the persistence of hierarchical social order from very different angles, in multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary ways. Even more crucially, it traces the very causes of the phenomenon, the reasons and interests behind hierarchy as well as the various mechanisms which keep it going. This is the first time such a theory is attempted. With the help of the theory developed in this book, it is possible to interrogate systematically, comprehensively and in detail how mindsets and behaviours as well as societal and organisational structures enable the continuation of hierarchy

Mathematical Ideas and Sociological Theory

Mathematical Ideas and Sociological Theory

Current State and Prospects

  • Author: Thomas J. Fararo
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780677166353
  • Category:
  • Page: 185
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First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Advances in Social Network Analysis

Advances in Social Network Analysis

Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Stanley Wasserman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803943032
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 299
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In this book, leading methodologists address the issue of how effectively to apply the latest developments in social network analysis to behavioural and social science disciplines. Topics examined include: ways to specify the network contents to be studied; how to select the method for representing network structures; how social network analysis has been used to study interorganizational relations via the resource dependence model; how to use a contact matrix for studying the spread of disease in epidemiology; and how cohesion and structural equivalence network theories relate to studying social influence. The book also offers some statistical models for social support networks.