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From Categories to Categorization

Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787142388
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 380
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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.

Sociology of Organizations

Sociology of Organizations

Structures and Relationships

  • Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 141299196X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 740
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The sociological study of organizations encompasses both planned and formal organizations as well as spontaneous and informal ones. Sociologists examine 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. The ways of defining and examining organizations vary depending on the theoretical emphasis. This book focuses on three things: * providing a wide and historically accurate portrait of the diversity of sociological theories and their application to organizational studies * updating selections that reflect a variety of ways that new technology affects methods of organizing and types of organizations * including readings that examine a range of both formal and informal structures, and both deliberate and impromptu interactions. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organizational 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
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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.

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.

Research in Organizations

Research in Organizations

Foundations and Methods in Inquiry

  • Author: Richard A. Swanson,Elwood F. Holton
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781605093338
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 459
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Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton, leading scholars in the field, bring together contributions from more than twenty distinguished researchers from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive introductory textbook on organizational research. Designed for use by professors and students in graduate-level programs in business, management, organizational leadership, and human resource development, Research in Organizations teaches how to apply a range of methodolgies to the study of organizations. This comprehensive guide covers the theoretical foundations of various research methods, shows how to apply those methods in organizational settings, and examines the ethical conduct of research. It provides a holistic perspective, embracing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology approaches and illuminating them through numerous illustrative examples.

International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences

International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 0080548059
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 17500
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This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. Available in both print (26 volumes) and online editions, it comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 146496677X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 385
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Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Working the Past

Working the Past

Narrative and Institutional Memory

  • Author: Charlotte Linde
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199881596
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 264
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Stories told within institutions play a powerful role, helping to define not only the institution itself, but also its individual members. How do institutions use stories? How do those stories both preserve the past and shape the future? To what extent does narrative construct both collective and individual identity? Charlotte Linde's unique and far-reaching study addresses these questions by looking at the interplay of narratives, memory, and identity in a large insurance company. Her detailed ethnography looks at the role of stories within the institution and how they are employed by its members in both private and group settings. Analyzing the re-telling of certain key stories, she shows how the formation of "core" stories and their multiple re-tellings and modifications provide a means of formulating and promoting a cohesive group identity -- which in turn shapes the stories and identities of the individuals within the collective. Linde also looks at silences, and how stories not told also convey their version of the past. Working the Past shows how stories that might otherwise be seen as part of mundane daily life are in fact utterly essential to the formation and maintenance of individual and group identity. Her original research will appeal to those interested in narrative studies, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and institutional memory.

The Convergence of Corporate Governance

The Convergence of Corporate Governance

Promise and Prospects

  • Author: Abdul Rasheed,Toru Yoshikawa
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137029560
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 273
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Takes readers through an in-depth examination of many leading industrialized nations and identifies both the drivers that propel corporations towards convergence and the major impediments that stand in the way of convergence. Also examines many mechanisms of convergence such as governance codes, MNCs, and IPOs.

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
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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.

The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies

  • Author: Ann Langley,Haridimos Tsoukas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473959217
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 678
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The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Elements of the Sociology of Corporate Life

  • Author: Gibson Burrell,Gareth Morgan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351899147
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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The authors argue in this book that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four broad paradigms, based upon different sets of meta-theoretical assumptions with regard to the nature of social science and the nature of society. The four paradigms - Functionalist, Interpretive, Radical Humanist and Radical Structuralist - derive from quite distinct intellectual traditions, and present four mutually exclusive views of the social work. Each stands in its own right, and generates its own distinctive approach to the analysis of social life. The authors provide extensive reviews of the four paradigms, tracing the evolution and inter-relationships between the various sociological schools of thought within each. They then proceed to relate theories of organisation to this wider background. This book covers a great range of intellectual territory. It makes a number of important contributions to our understanding of sociology and organisational analysis, and will prove an invaluable guide to theorists, researchers and students in a variety of social science disciplines. It stands as a discourse in social theory, drawing upon the general area of organisation studies - industrial sociology, organisation theory, organisational psychology, and industrial relations - as a means of illustrating more general sociological themes. In addition to reviewing and evaluating existing work, it provides a framework for appraising future developments in the area of organisational analysis, and suggests the form which some of these developments are likely to take.

The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis

The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis

  • Author: Walter W. Powell,Paul J. DiMaggio
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022618594X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 486
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Long a fruitful area of scrutiny for students of organizations, the study of institutions is undergoing a renaissance in contemporary social science. This volume offers, for the first time, both often-cited foundation works and the latest writings of scholars associated with the "institutional" approach to organization analysis. In their introduction, the editors discuss points of convergence and disagreement with institutionally oriented research in economics and political science, and locate the "institutional" approach in relation to major developments in contemporary sociological theory. Several chapters consolidate the theoretical advances of the past decade, identify and clarify the paradigm's key ambiguities, and push the theoretical agenda in novel ways by developing sophisticated arguments about the linkage between institutional patterns and forms of social structure. The empirical studies that follow—involving such diverse topics as mental health clinics, art museums, large corporations, civil-service systems, and national polities—illustrate the explanatory power of institutional theory in the analysis of organizational change. Required reading for anyone interested in the sociology of organizations, the volume should appeal to scholars concerned with culture, political institutions, and social change.

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: 3631
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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.

Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research

Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research

Innovative Pathways and Methods

  • Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach,Roderick M. Kramer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317908775
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 520
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to qualitative research for organizational scholars. Individual chapters in each area are written by experts in a variety of fields, who have contributed some of the most innovative studies themselves in recent years. An indispensable reference guide to anyone conducting high-impact organizational research, this handbook includes innovative approaches to research problems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and application of research findings. The book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, organizational behavior, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

Text and Cases

  • Author: A. K. CHITALE,R. P. MOHANTY,N. R. DUBEY
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120346963
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 644
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For creating a balance in the organizational environment, harmonization amongst the employees and the employer is a prerequisite. The factors that help determining an organizational balance are the sociology of an environment, psychology of the people working there, channel of communication, and sound and rationalized management. This book underlines the fundamental concepts of Organizational Behaviour, and its application in the Indian organizational scenario. The book comprises 29 chapters—the concluding chapter devoted to cases from various Indian industry verticals. Chapters 1–3 deal with basics of organizational behaviour, its history and the challenges. Chapters 4–10 are devoted to various aspects of individual behaviour, e.g., perception, personality, learning theories, attitude and motivation theory. Chapters 11 to 16 dwell onto the topic of group behaviour like team dynamics, transactional analysis, leadership, emotional and spiritual intelligence and management of conflicts. Chapters 17 to 28 are largely focused on various aspects of organization, such as its structure, its HR policies, International Organizational Behaviour and Corporate Governance and its role in determining the ethical norms for an organization. This book is designed for the postgraduate students of Management and Commerce. Besides, it can be beneficial for the managers and executives, to help them tackle Human Resource and organization-related problems. Key Features Every chapter is concluded with a real-life case study Appendices added to most of the chapters are interpretation-based Questionnaire to analyze behavioural traits of employees and employers Review questions and case study questions to judge students’ comprehension of the subject

Organization Development

Organization Development

Principles, Processes, Performance

  • Author: Gary McLean
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781605093345
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 465
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Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate programs in organization development, management, human resource development, and industrial and organizational psychology, Organization Development provides readers with an overview of the field and acquaints them with the basic principles, practices, values, and skills of OD. Covering every aspect of the work of an OD professional and featuring numerous illustrative case studies, it shows how OD professionals actually get work and what the first steps in any OD effort should be. Author Gary McLean surveys different ways to assess an organizational situation—including a comparison of the Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry models—and provides forms for devising an action plan based on that assessment. He then looks at how to choose and implement a range of interventions at different levels, as well as how to evaluate the results of an intervention. Organization Development goes beyond the organizational level to look at the application of OD on community, national, regional, and global levels. And it successfully combines theory and practice; process and outcomes; performance and affective results; effectiveness and efficiency.

Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition

Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition

  • Author: R.J. Niehaus,K.F. Price
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1468457578
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 344
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This volume is the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition" which was held at Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island on May 30 - June 2, 1989. The meeting was sponsored by the Research Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). In developing the agenda, the Research Committee built upon the format of the previous HRPS research symposia. The intent in these meetings is on the linkage of the state-of-practice with the state-of-the-art. Particular attention was placed on research studies which were application oriented so that member organizations can see examples of ways to extend current practices with the knowledge presented by the applications. The meeting has sessions on: (1) Reshaping the Organization for the Twenty-first Century, (2) Coping with Major Organizational Change, (3) Organization Downsizing, (4) Evaluating the Human Resource Function and (5) The Impact of Corporate Culture on Future Human Resource Practices. Thirty papers were presented with discussion sessions at appropriate points in the meeting. This volume contains twenty one of these papers along with an introductory paper. A short summary is also provided at the beginning of each major subdivision into which the papers are arranged.

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.

Organizations

Organizations

Management Without Control

  • Author: Howard P. Greenwald
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412942478
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 505
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Providing a comprehensive understanding of the functions of formal organizations and the challenges they face, this text emphasizes the importance of forces that organizations or their leaders cannot fully control as a key distinctive theme. It covers basic features of organizations such as roles, structure, reward systems, power and authority, and culture and introduces important theoretical perspectives related to these features.