The Sociology of Organizations

Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings

Author: Michael J Handel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761987666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 541

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For the first time, a single volume offers a comprehensive selection of primary readings and companion overview essays on the sociology of organizations. These readings and essays provide incisive and guided coverage of the subjects normally included in a one-semester sociology of organizations course. The Sociology of Organizations covers the full range of theoretical perspectives and substantive topics through readings that are either classics in the field or widely discussed and debated "new classics." Scholars and students in the fields of sociology, management, organizational behavior, and organizational psychology and those within political science and economics who are interested in how organizations function will find this work a welcome, invaluable resource.
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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.
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The Sociology of Organizations

Themes, Perspectives and Prospects

Author: Michael I. Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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A Sociology of Organisations (RLE: Organizations)

Author: J. E. T. Eldridge,A. D. Crombie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135934762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3808

An understanding of the nature and forms of organisation, particularly with reference to industrial societies, is a key area in sociological analysis. This book discusses and explains what concepts to employ and what analytical procedures to adopt as well as conveying a sense of the theoretical and empirical diversity involved in the study of organisations. Among the questions explored are: why do we classify organisations in particular ways and for what purpose? how can on explore the relationships pertaining to an organisation and its environment? what issues are raised by the existence of many varied and often competing organisations in industrial societies?
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The sociology of organizations

basic studies

Author: Oscar Grusky,George Armitage Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Sociology of Organizations

Author: Antonio Lucas Marín

Publisher: Antonio Lucas Marín

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Organizations are one of the characteristic elements of more modern societies. The complexity of social life and the difficulty of intended social objetives require that individuals should join their fellow men to try to achieve them. It is not easy to understand ordinary life without making continuous references to organizations, which act as extensions of man to reach certain difficult goals. The study of organizations has been a significant part of the effort exerted by social sciences to rationallize social life in the Twentieth century; it can be predicted that it will be increasingly important. Factories, companies, and organizations have often been successive ways of organizing work from the beginning of industrialization up to our days. We are ever more aware of the importance of organizations in our lives. Sociology, which paid attention to the phenomenon of factories from the very beginning, has continued to be concerned about the study of organizations. We will see here some aspects of that study.
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The Sociology of Organizations

An Anthology of Contemporary Theory and Research

Author: Amy S. Wharton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933220055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Amy S. Wharton's anthology provides an overview of contemporary theory and research in the sociology of organizations. Three features of this book are particularly distinctive. It places an emphasis on sociological content. Although the readings reflect the multidisciplinarity and breadth of the organizations area, this anthology gives primary emphasis to selections with sociological content. Hence, the book should have strong appeal to instructors and students seeking a sociological understanding of organizations. The book pays attention to contemporary theory and research. A unique feature of this anthology is its attention to contemporary theory and research on organizations. At the same time, Wharton grounds the book in the modern classics. The readings reveal how organizational sociology contributes to our understanding of key social and economic issues, such as diversity, globalization, and the environment. This book is comprehensive, research-based, and methodologically diverse. It is comprehensive in its coverage of topics, levels of analysis, and methodological approaches.
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The Sociology of School Organization

Contemporary Sociology of the School

Author: Ronald King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351808613

Category: Education

Page: 186

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First published in 1983, this volume assembles recent theory on school organization, drawing on a wide range of research, mainly on schools in contemporary Britain but with some illuminating historical and overseas comparisons. It examines elements of organization both within and outside the school, and shows how they vary with the age, sex, ethnicity and social class of pupils, as well as school size and efficiency. It argues how, with understanding, organizational patterns may be changed to respond to new objectives and how they may become more effective and responsive to human needs in schools and classrooms.
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Sociology and Organization Theory

Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity

Author: John Hassard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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It has been claimed that organization theory is in a state of crisis. This book traces the history of the orthodox systems theory paradigm in organization studies from its foundations to its recent deconstruction by postmodernists. The analysis offers general support for the "sociology-in-crisis" thesis, but takes issue with one of its main propositions, that paradigms are incommensurable. It is argued that paradigms are porous rather than hermetic phenomena, a fact that has profound implications for the theory building process.
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The Sociology of Organizational Change

Author: E. A. Johns

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483187128

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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The Sociology of Organizational Change discusses organizational change and its implementation, focusing on economic growth, specification and attainment of profitability targets, and entrepreneurial behavior. This book describes the three alternative methods of introducing change—introduction without warning, introduction preceded by information, and introduction with employee participation. The topics covered include the need for constant change; change, equilibrium and homeostasis; sources of resistance to change; and hierarchical variations in attitudes to change. The organizational and psychological factors; techniques for implementing change; and managerial succession and the organizational climate are likewise deliberated in this text. This publication is useful to students studying for the Diploma in Management Studies, professional examinations of the Institute of Personnel Management, and university courses in sociology.
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Sociology of Higher Education

Contributions and Their Contexts

Author: Patricia J. Gumport

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801892158

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Featuring extensive reviews of the literature, this volume will be invaluable for scholars and students of sociology and higher education.
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The Sociology of Work (RLE: Organizations)

A Critical Annotated Bibliography

Author: Parvin Ghorayshi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135937982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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This reference volume reflects the changing world of work. It includes research on the various dimensions of work, such as the structure of the labour force, labour market segmentation, technology, employment/unemployment, trade unions, and industrial democracy. This book provides an integrated view of the various dimensions of work, its distinguishing characteristics and issues both peculiar, as well as common to industrialized countries. By adopting an interdisciplinary and interactional perspective, this volume provides the scholar and the lay reader with a range of approaches and debates that have made a significant contribution toward understanding the changing nature of work and its social impact.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Professor Pål Repstad,Assoc Prof Inger Furseth

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140947710X

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.
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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.
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Organizations and Their Environments

Essays in the Sociology of Organizations

Author: Charles K. Warriner

Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : Jai Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387362185

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

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During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.
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