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The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents

  • Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul Du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199671087
  • Category: Organizational behavior
  • Page: 752
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This title examines how contemporary currents in sociology and social theory have influenced the field of organisation studies. It aims to combat the tendency towards myopia in the organisation studies field, which encourages reliance on resources and references drawn from within the field and discourages scholars from going beyond these boundaries to find inspiration and ideas. The contributing authors show how sociologists and sociological concepts from the US and Europe have provided new insights into the functioning of organisations.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Classical Foundations

  • Author: Paul S. Adler
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019953523X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 679
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Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

  • Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Christian Knudsen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199275250
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 644
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This book provides a forum for leading scholars in organization theory to engage in meta-theoretical reflection on the historical development, present state, and future prospects of organization theory as a scientific discipline. The central question explored is the epistemological status of organization theory as a policy science. This is a meta-theoretical question; the object of analysis and debate in this volume is not a set of organizational phenomena, but organization theory itself.By drawing attention to organization theory as a practical social activity, this handbook reviews and evaluates important epistemological developments in the discipline. More specifically, the focus is on issues related to the nature of knowledge claims put forward in organization theory and the controversies surrounding the generation, validation, and utilization of such knowledge. Five sets of questions are raised in the handbook, each one of which is dealt with in a separate section:1) What does a science of organizations consist of? What counts as valid knowledge in organization theory and why? How do different paradigms view organization theory as a science? 2) How has organization theory developed over time, and what structure has the field taken? What assumptions does knowledge produced in organization theory incorporate, and what forms do its knowledge claims take as they are put forward for public adoption? 3) How have certain well-known controversies in organization theory, such as for example, the structure/agency dilemma, the study of organizational culture, the different modes of explanation, the micro/macro controversy, and the differnet explanations produced by organizational economists and sociologists, been dealt with? 4) How, and in what ways, is knowledge generated in organization theory related to action? What features must organization theory knowledge have in order to be actionable, and of relevance to the world 'out there'? How haveethical concerns been taken into account in organization theory? 5) What is the future of organization theory? What direction should the field take? What must change in the way research is conducted and key theoretical terms are conceptualized so that organization theory enhances its capacity to generate valid and relevant knowledge?

The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology

The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology

  • Author: Peter Hedström,Peter Bearman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191615234
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 800
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Analytical sociology is a strategy for understanding the social world. It is concerned with explaining important social facts such as network structures, patterns of residential segregation, typical beliefs, cultural tastes, and common ways of acting. It explains such facts by detailing in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which the social facts were brought about. Making sense of the relationship between micro and macro thus is one of the central concerns of analytical sociology. The approach is a contemporary incarnation of Robert K. Merton's notion of middle-range theory and presents a vision of sociological theory as a tool-box of semi-general theories each of which is adequate for explaining certain types of phenomena. The Handbook brings together some of the most prominent sociologists in the world. Some of the chapters focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.

The Oxford Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations

The Oxford Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations

  • Author: Steve Cropper
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199282944
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 782
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Giving a structured overview of the field of interorganizational relations, this handbook presents current thinking and research from international experts. It includes the study of strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, networks and other forms of relationship between organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

  • Author: Ewan Ferlie,Kathleen Montgomery,Anne Reff Pedersen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191015199
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 504
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This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

  • Author: Stephen Ackroyd
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199299249
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 655
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Aims to bring together, present, and discuss what is known about work and organizations and their connection to broader economic change in Europe and America. This volume contains a range of theoretically informed essays, which give comprehensive coverage of changes in work, occupations, and organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations

The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations

  • Author: Regine Bendl,Inge Bleijenbergh,Elina Henttonen,Albert J. Mills
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199679800
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 635
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Description of the foundations of organizing and managing diversities, and multidisciplinary, intersectional and critical analyses on key issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

  • Author: Gerard P. Hodgkinson,William H. Starbuck
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199290468
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 620
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The Oxford Handbook of Decision-Making comprehensively surveys theory and research on organizational decision-making, broadly conceived. Emphasizing psychological perspectives, while encompassing the insights of economics, political science, and sociology, it provides coverage at theindividual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. In-depth case studies illustrate the practical implications of the work surveyed.Each chapter is authored by one or more leading scholars, thus ensuring that this Handbook is an authoritative reference work for academics, researchers, advanced students, and reflective practitioners concerned with decision-making in the areas of Management, Psychology, and HRM.Contributors: Eric Abrahamson, Julia Balogun, Michael L Barnett, Philippe Baumard, Nicole Bourque, Laure Cabantous, Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, Kevin Daniels, Jerker Denrell, Vinit M Desai, Giovanni Dosi, Roger L M Dunbar, Stephen M Fiore, Mark A Fuller, Michael Shayne Gary, Elizabeth George,Jean-Pascal Gond, Paul Goodwin, Terri L Griffith, Mark P Healey, Gerard P Hodgkinson, Gerry Johnson, Michael E Johnson-Cramer, Alfred Kieser, Ann Langley, Eleanor T Lewis, Dan Lovallo, Rebecca Lyons, Peter M Madsen, A. John Maule, John M Mezias, Nigel Nicholson, Gregory B Northcraft, David Oliver,Annie Pye, Karlene H Roberts, Jacques Rojot, Michael A Rosen, Isabelle Royer, Eugene Sadler-Smith, Eduardo Salas, Kristyn A Scott, Zur Shapira, Carolyne Smart, Gerald F Smith, Emma Soane, Paul R Sparrow, William H Starbuck, Matt Statler, Kathleen M Sutcliffe, Michal Tamuz , Teri JaneUrsacki-Bryant, Ilan Vertinsky, Benedicte Vidaillet, Jane Webster, Karl E Weick, Benjamin Wellstein, George Wright, Kuo Frank Yu, and David Zweig.

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms

  • Author: Laura Empson,Robert Hinings,Daniel Muzio,Joseph Broschak
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199682399
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 520
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overview of contemporary research on PSFs, and suggests

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management

  • Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199226443
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 789
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The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies

  • Author: Robin Mansell,Chrisanthi Avgerou,Danny Quah
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199548798
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 620
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The production and consumption of ICTs have an impact at a macro level, in the way our societies operate, and in our everyday lives. This handbook is about the challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications for individuals, organizations, democracy, and the economy.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well-being

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well-being

  • Author: Susan Cartwright,Cary L. Cooper
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199211914
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 602
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This handbook focuses on organizational well being in its widest sense, and is concerned with reviewing the factors which are associated with ill health, as well as those which promote positive health and well being. In it, leading international scholars focus on the key issues around measuring well being, and individual and organizational factors.

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Gary E. Bolton,Rachel T. A. Croson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199730857
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 406
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Individuals, groups, and societies all experience and resolve conflict. In this handbook, scholars from multiple disciplines offer perspectives on the current state and future challenges in negotiation and conflict resolution. This confluence of research perspectives will identify further synergies and advances in our understanding of conflict resolution.

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

The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

  • Author: Cesare PR Romano,Karen J Alter,Yuval Shany
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191511412
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1072
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The post-Cold War proliferation of international adjudicatory bodies and increase in litigation has greatly affected international law and politics. A growing number of international courts and tribunals, exercising jurisdiction over international crimes and sundry international disputes, have become, in some respects, the lynchpin of the international legal system. The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication charts the transformations in international adjudication that took place astride the twentieth and twenty-first century, bringing together the insight of 47 prominent legal, philosophical, ethical, political, and social science scholars. Overall, the 40 contributions in this Handbook provide an original and comprehensive understanding of the various contemporary forms of international adjudication. The Handbook is divided into six parts. Part I provides an overview of the origins and evolution of international adjudicatory bodies, from the nineteenth century to the present, highlighting the dynamics driving the multiplication of international adjudicative bodies and their uneven expansion. Part II analyses the main families of international adjudicative bodies, providing a detailed study of state-to-state, criminal, human rights, regional economic, and administrative courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and international compensation bodies. Part III lays out the theoretical approaches to international adjudication, including those of law, political science, sociology, and philosophy. Part IV examines some contemporary issues in international adjudication, including the behavior, role, and effectiveness of international judges and the political constraints that restrict their function, as well as the making of international law by international courts and tribunals, the relationship between international and domestic adjudicators, the election and selection of judges, the development of judicial ethical standards, and the financing of international courts. Part V examines key actors in international adjudication, including international judges, legal counsel, international prosecutors, and registrars. Finally, Part VI overviews select legal and procedural issues facing international adjudication, such as evidence, fact-finding and experts, jurisdiction and admissibility, the role of third parties, inherent powers, and remedies. The Handbook is an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars and students of international law and political science, as well as for legal practitioners at international courts and tribunals.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion

  • Author: Peter Clarke
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191557528
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion draws on the expertise of an international team of scholars providing both an entry point into the sociological study and understanding of religion and an in-depth survey into its changing forms and content in the contemporary world. The role and impact of religion and spirituality on the politics, culture, education and health in the modern world is rigorously discussed and debated. The study of the sociology of religion forges interdisciplinary links to explore aspects of continuity and change in the contemporary interface between society and religion. Using a combination of theoretical, methodological and content-led approaches, the fifty-seven contributors collectively emphasise the complex relationships between religion and aspects of life from scientific research to law, ecology to art, music to cognitive science, crime to institutional health care and more. The developing character of religion, irreligion and atheism and the impact of religious diversity on social cohesion are explored. An overview of current scholarship in the field is provided in each themed chapter with an emphasis on encouraging new thinking and reflection on familiar and emergent themes to stimulate further debate and scholarship. The resulting essay collection provides an invaluable resource for research and teaching in this diverse discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

  • Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Alexander H. Montgomery,Mark Lubell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190695595
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 752
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Networks are omnipresent in our natural and social world, and they are at the heart of politics. Relationships of many types drive political institutions, processes, and decision-making. Therefore, it is imperative for the study of politics to include network approaches. Already, these approaches have advanced our understanding of critical questions, such as: Why do people vote? How can people build problem-solving coalitions? How can governments and organizations foster innovations? How can countries build ties that promote peace? What are the most fruitful strategies for disrupting arms or terrorist networks? This volume is designed as a foundational statement and resource. The contributions offer instruction on network theory and methods at both beginner and advanced levels, as well as an assessment of the state-of-the-discipline on a variety of applied network topics in politics. Through this dynamic collection of essays, The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks elucidates how the field is transforming and what that means for the future of political science.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

  • Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191667552
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.