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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

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.

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.

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/.

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
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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.

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.

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.

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

Power, Culture, and Economic Change in Russia

Power, Culture, and Economic Change in Russia

To the undiscovered country of post-socialism, 1988-2008

  • Author: Jeffrey K Hass
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136728147
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Utilising cutting-edge theory and unique data, this book examines the role of power, culture, and practice in Russia’s story of post-socialist economic change, and provides a framework for addressing general economic change. No other book places power and culture as centrally as this, and in doing so it provides new insights not only into how Russia came to its present state under Putin, but also how economies operate and change generally. In particular, the importance of remaking authority and culture - creating and contesting new categories and narratives of meaning - is shown as central to Russia’s story, and to the story of economies overall. Power, Culture and Economic Change in Russia is an excellent research tool for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, political science, economics, area studies, and other related disciplines.

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
  • View: 539
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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.

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
  • View: 8261
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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

Understanding Identity and Organizations

Understanding Identity and Organizations

  • Author: Kate Kenny,Andrea Whittle,Hugh Willmott
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446292169
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 216
  • View: 6178
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here An understanding of identity is fundamental to a complete understanding of organizational life. While conventional management textbooks nod to in-groups, cohesion and discrimination, this text offers instead a deeper, more nuanced understanding of why people, groups and organizations behave the way they do. With conceptions of identity perhaps less stable than they have ever been, the authors make complex theoretical issues accessible to the reader through the use of lively examples from popular culture. The authors present an overview of the key issues, as well as an examination of cutting-edge research and topical forces currently re-defining identity, such as globalisation, the fair trade movement and online identities. This text is a succinct, relevant and exciting overview of the field of identity studies as it relates to business and management and applied social sciences, an is an invaluable resource to undergraduate and postgraduate students of management on any course that has an identity component.

Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

  • Author: Michele Dillon
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521000789
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 481
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Religion is a critical construct for understanding contemporary social life. It illuminates the everyday experiences and practices of many individuals, is a significant component of diverse institutional processes including politics, gender relations, and socioeconomic inequality, and plays a vital role in public culture and social change. This handbook showcases current research and thinking in the sociology of religion. The contributors, all active writers and researchers int eh area, provide original chapters focusing on select aspects of their own engagement with the field. Aimed at students and scholars who want to know more about the sociology of religion, this handbook also provides a resource for sociologists in general by integrating broader questions of sociology (e.g. demography, ethnicity, life course, inequality, political sociology) into the analysis of religion. Broadly inclusive of traditional research topics (modernity, secularization, politics) as well as newer interests (feminism, spirituality, faith-based community action), this handbook illustrates the validity of diverse theoretical perspectives and research designs to understanding the multilayered nature of religion as a sociological phenomenon.

Japanese Bankers in the City of London

Japanese Bankers in the City of London

Language, Culture and Identity in the Japanese Diaspora

  • Author: Junko Sakai
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134645082
  • Category: History
  • Page: 296
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The globalisation of the present day world economy means that more and more people are experiencing different cultures through their work. Focusing on the real experiences of workers in Japanese transnational finance companies, this book not only throws light on this specific case, but at the same time raises timely questions and insights into the newly-emerging multicultural work experience worldwide. Japanese Bankers in the City of London reflects on contemporary discussions in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, of individual global movement and cultural interaction.

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.

Network Analysis and Tourism

Network Analysis and Tourism

From Theory to Practice

  • Author: Noel Scott,Rodolfo Baggio,Prof. Chris Cooper
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 1845413105
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
  • View: 7848
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This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of the contribution of network analysis to the understanding of tourism destinations and organizations. Theoretical and methodological aspects are discussed along with a series of applications. While this is a relatively new approach in the tourism literature, in other social and natural sciences network analysis has a long tradition and has provided important insights for the knowledge of the structure and the dynamics of many complex systems. The study of network structures, both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, can deliver a number of useful outcomes also for the analysis of tourism destinations and organizations.

Organizations

Organizations

Management Without Control

  • Author: Howard P. Greenwald
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412942478
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 505
  • View: 6744
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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.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement

  • Author: Kurt Kraiger,Jonathan Passmore,Nuno Rebelo dos Santos,Sigmar Malvezzi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118744624
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 552
  • View: 2752
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Psychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquely global focus, to review the latest literature and research in the interconnected fields of training, development, and performance appraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with top international contributors exploring research and practice from around the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information for building a talented organization, a critical and challenging task for organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, job design, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches, 360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

Responding to the Homeless

Responding to the Homeless

Policy and Practice

  • Author: Russell K. Schutt,Gerald R. Garrett
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1489910131
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 258
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Responding to the Homeless: Policy and Practice is largely a product of a unique collaboration between Russell K. Schutt and Gerald R. Garrett and their Boston community. As such, it offers a rich perspective on the problem of homelessness that is derived from the authors' shared experience with researchers, academics, students, providers, policymakers, and homeless persons themselves. Schutt and Garrett take the reader into the shelters and acquaint him or her with the philosophical and practical dilemmas facing line workers as well as policymakers. They also take the reader into the community to better understand the housing market and the dysfunctional continuities among shelter, housing, treatment, and social supports. There are sensitive discussions of the salient health problems that too commonly touch the lives of homeless individuals, such as substance abuse and AIDS. The volume also includes clear descriptions of the sometimes elusive processes of counseling and case management for homeless individuals. The sidebars of "what to do" and "what not to do" contain useful information that will both inform and empower individuals who are working on the front lines, and inspire and prepare future caregivers. While the eminently readable organization and style of the book are sugges tive of a highly practical handbook on the basics of homelessness, the authors and their contributors have also produced a scholarly volume that is replete with current research findings, programs descriptions, case studies, and vignettes.