Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

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.

Author: Gibson Burrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351899147

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.
Categories: Social Science

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis

This book covers a great range of intellectual territory and makes a number of important contributions to our understanding of sociology and organisational analysis.

Author: Gibson Burrell Gareth Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1472462505

Category:

Page: 444

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Originally published in 1979. A classic in its field, Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis argues 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, which stand in their own right, and generate their own distinctive approach to the analysis of social life. In this revised edition, Burrell and Morgan 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 and makes a number of important contributions to our understanding of sociology and organisational analysis. Since publication it has been 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 as a means of illustrating more general sociological themes and provides a framework for appraising future developments in the area of organisational analysis.
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Organisational Change

Organisational Change

Radical and innovative, this book, the first to adopt a sociological approach, is a much-needed challenge to the orthodoxies of change management.

Author: David Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134694723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their advice is banal and under-theorized. This book redresses this balance by providing an original analysis of change management in organizations in the light of wider sociological perspectives. It critically examines the, often implicit, theoretical frameworks underpinning many contemporary accounts of organizational change, and covers subjects including: * the importance of explicit analysis of theory and context * a critique of populist management gurus and quick-fix 'how-to' solutions * 'under-socialized' models of change which emphasise structure over human action * trenchant analysis of 'soft' HRM solutions * the management of culture. Radical and innovative, this book, the first to adopt a sociological approach, is a much-needed challenge to the orthodoxies of change management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Philosophical Foundations of Management Thought

The Philosophical Foundations of Management Thought

Burrell, G. & Morgan, G. 1979. Sociological Paradigms and Organisational
Analysis. Aldershot: Ashgate. ... The Entrepreneurship Paradigm (I): A
Philosophical Look at its Research Methodologies. Entrepreneurship Theory and
Practice, 14(1): ...

Author: Jean-Etienne Joullié

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793630162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The book's premise is that the theories taught in management schools are based on unacknowledged philosophical perspectives that are significant not so much for what they explain, but for what they assume. Rarely made explicit, these perspectives cannot be reconciled, with the result that the study of management has been dominated by contradictions and internecine intellectual warfare. However, the ability critically to analyze these diverse perspectives is essential to practicing and aspiring managers if they are to evaluate expert opinion. Moreover, since management is primarily an exercise in communication, managing is impossible in the darkness of an imprecise language, in the absence of moral references, or in the senseless outline of a world without intellectual foundations. Managing is a prime example of applied philosophy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Studies Objectivity and its other

Organizational Studies  Objectivity and its other

Introduction It is now ten years since the publication of Burrell and Morgan ' s (
1979 ) controversial contribution to organization studies , Sociological Paradigms
and Organisational Analysis . The immediate impact of this book was to provide a
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415215552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2121

View: 605

Categories: Business & Economics

Contemplative Leadership for Entrepreneurial Organizations

Contemplative Leadership for Entrepreneurial Organizations

6 Burrell and Morgan Sociological Paradigms The first of the three works in
organization theory to be considered is Burrell and Morgan's ( 1979 )
Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis . This classic addresses the
question of ...

Author: Nancy J. Eggert

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 1567201903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 306

Offers an alternative leadership paradigm, one that is especially well designed to face the "wicked" management problems in today's organizations: the contemplative paradigm.
Categories: Business & Economics

The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behaviour

The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behaviour

The present author has an obvious vested interest in saying that the appearance
of Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis ( Burrell and Morgan
1979 ) , where ' paradigms ' meant certain assumptions of a meta - theoretical
kind ...

Author: Arndt Sorge

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049520606

Category: Management

Page: 752

View: 359

'Turn to Sorge-Warner ... and you will find ... a well-informed review of current thinking, with lots of useful additional reading recommendations to spoil your next free weekend.'David Buchanan, Human Resource Management JournalThe IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behaviour offers a comprehensive reference guide to organizational behaviour thinking and practice. Accessible and informative, this handbook applies academic disciplines to the practical realm of business in order to reveal the underlying structures and human dynamics that influence the day to day realities of management throughout the world. This one volume edition brings together a collection of original essays, integrating the respective elements of organizational behaviour into a unified field of study. Comprehensive and global in scope and content, this handbook has been written by renowned international experts, including Stuart Clegg, Jerald Hage, Geert Hofstede, Derek Pugh, Bill Starbuck and Rosemary Stewart, amongst many others.
Categories: Management

The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior

The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior

The present author has an obvious vested interest in saying that the appearance
of Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis ( Burrell and Morgan
1979 ) , where ' paradigms ' meant certain assumptions of a meta - theoretical
kind ...

Author: Arndt Sorge

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea

ISBN: PSU:000044210960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

View: 994

The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior is a unique, ground-breaking reference guide to organizational behavior thinking and practice. It brings together original essays from the world's leading OB experts and presents them in an accessible, single volume publication.Drawing from material provided in the highly acclaimed six volume International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, The IEBM Handbook of Organizational Behavior presents exclusive in-depth, global coverage of a wide range of OB topics and approaches.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Studies

Organizational Studies

Introduction It is now ten years since the publication of Burrell and Morgan ' s (
1979 ) controversial contribution to organization studies , Sociological Paradigms
and Organisational Analysis . The immediate impact of this book was to provide a
 ...

Author: Warwick Organizational Behaviour Staff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415215536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 513

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Edited by ten academics at the University of Warwick Business School, this collection represents some of the best work within organization studies: Volume 1: Modes of Management seeks to invert conventional approaches to managing Volume 2: Objectivity and Others focuses upon issues of epistemology Volume 3: Selves and Subjects investigates areas hidden from orthodox organization studies Volume 4: Evil Empires? Looks at the damaging effects of large organizations upon the lives of people. Together, the collection represents around eighty articles, drawn from the social sciences generally as well as from organization studies specifically. There is a thorough index to assist the reader in navigation of the material.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rethinking Organisational Behavior

Rethinking Organisational Behavior

In terms of diachronic knowledge paradigms , incommensurability suggests that
there are no common grounds between ... the study of organisations : Gibson
Burrell and Gareth Morgan's Sociological Paradigms and Organisational
Analysis .

Author: Norman Jackson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273683594

Category: Organizational behavior

Page: 390

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Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Introduction Why study organisational behaviour? How is Rethinking Organisational Behaviour different? Organisational Behaviour versus organisational behaviour Rigour versus clarity Rethinking Organisational Behaviour The Structure ofRethinking Organisational Behaviour The Second edition Chapter 2 Semiotics The science of symbols Characteristics of symbols Links between signifier and signified Meaning and ambiguity The functions of symbols Textuality Limitations of interpretations Intersubjectivity Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and semiotics Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (semiotics) Case study: No smoke without fire? Bibliography Chapter 3 Structure Physical structure Abstract structure The ontology of structure Realist approaches to structure Description versus prescription in realist approaches to structure Poststructuralism and structure Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and structure Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (structure) Case study: Structuring: thinking about structure Bibliography Chapter 4 Knowledge Knowledge as a problem Paradigms Diachronic paradigm models Synchronic paradigm models Knowledge and the public channel Discourses of knowledge Regimes and truth Knowledge and rhetoric Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and knowledge Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (knowledge) Case study: Expert knowledge Bibliography Chapter 5 Power The power of ownership Power versus authority Governance Disciplinary power at work Power and knowledge Power and truth Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and power Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (power) Case study: The power of prayers? Bibliography Chapter 6 Rationality Being rational Objective versus subjective rationality The discourse of organisational behaviour and the concept of objective rationality Rationality and legitimacy Legitimacy, organisations and society Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and rationality Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (rationality) Case study: Structuring: The state of the union Bibliography Chapter 7 Ideology The ''problem '' with ideology Ideology versus reality The functions of ideology Ideology Knowledge, discourse and ideology The ideology of management Organisation as ideology Ideology and organisational ethics Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and ideology Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (ideology) Case study: By the sweat of one ''s brow Bibliography Chapter 8 Self The meaning of life? The meaning of work? The meaning of organisation of work? Towards an understanding of the self Desire and motivation Employment of the self Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and self Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (self) Case study: Nobody ''s perfect!? Bibliography Chapter 9 Boundary Boundary as limit Boundary and systems Boundary Boundary and model-building Boundary and problem-solving Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and boundary Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (boundary) Case study: How to find a model employee? Bibliography Chapter 10 Efficiency The meaning of efficiency Measuring efficiency What ''s wrong with efficiency? Efficiency Existing applications in organisational behaviour Further potential Organisational behaviour and efficiency Continuous case: A tale from the village pump (efficiency) Case study: Health and efficiency Bibliography Chapter 11 Decision making Decision making as a rational, objective function Decision making as.
Categories: Organizational behavior

International Review of Modern Sociology

International Review of Modern Sociology

ANNOTATED SOURCES Burrell , Gibson and Morgan , Gareth , Sociological
Paradigms and Organisational Analysis . Portsmouth , New Hampshire :
Heinemann Educational Books Inc. , 1979 , 432 pages . One of the most
important books for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107807957

Category: Sociology

Page:

View: 701

Categories: Sociology

Organization Analysis and Development

Organization Analysis and Development

The Dramaturgical Society , Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Sociological Association , New Orleans , August . Booz , Allen and
Hamilton ... Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis . London :
Heinemann .

Author: I. L. Mangham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015015289633

Category: Organization

Page: 269

View: 387

A volume of original contributions which fit within a broadly interactionist approach to the analysis and the development of organizations. It consists of chapters upon the nature of qualitative research, some aspects of theory construction, and a number of chapters looking in detail at notions such as improvisation, argument, rhetoric of participation, bureaucracy, and innovation. The book gives a provocative and stimulating slant on conduct in organizations and will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers in organizational behaviour and management studies.
Categories: Organization

The Sociology of Management

The Sociology of Management

Donaldson attempts to resolve this inconsistency , but his analysis is forced back
on to the deterministic explanatory logic that ... Sociological Paradigms and
Organisational Analysis ( Heinemann , London , THEORETICAL
PERSPECTIVES 29.

Author: Michael I. Reed

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4354235

Category: Administración de empresas

Page: 182

View: 437

Categories: Administración de empresas

Lok Udyog

Lok Udyog

Burrell , Gibson and Morgan , Gareth - Sociological Paradigms and
Organisational Analysis . London : Heineman Educational Books , 1979 , 432
pages . The book analyses the interaction of three dimensions , i.e. intervention ,
social ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112105017252

Category: Government business enterprises

Page:

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Categories: Government business enterprises

Organisations and Institutions

Organisations and Institutions

Bottomore , T . and R . Nisbet ( eds ) ( 1979 ) A History of Sociological Analysis (
London : Heinemann ) . ... Burrell , G . and G . Morgan ( 1979 ) Sociological
Paradigms and Organisational Analysis : Elements of the Sociology of Corporate
Life ...

Author: Michael Rowlinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041054084

Category: Economics

Page: 265

View: 452

Organisations and Institutions is a critical introduction to organisational economics. It examines the threat to sociology from the imperialist expansion of economics and the relative importance of efficiency and power in analysing organisations. These are related to two major issues in social science, firstly, the organisation of work, and secondly, the separation of ownership from control. It is essential reading for those studying organisation theory, sociology and economics and who want to learn more about the tensions between their disciplines.
Categories: Economics

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

The question of paradigms in organizational studies is analyzed by taking G .
Burrell ' s & G . Morgan ' s Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis (
1979 ) , & the debate that this generated , as a starting point . Michael Rose , in ...

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078348896

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

Recent British Sociology

Recent British Sociology

Organisations , industrial relations , professions and economic life Texts Banks , J
. A . , Trade Unionism , Collier - Macmillan , 1974 . Burrell , Gibson and Morgan ,
Gareth . , Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis , Heinemann ...

Author: John Eric Thomas Eldridge

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0333266404

Category: Sociology

Page: 276

View: 264

Categories: Sociology

Information Systems Strategic Management

Information Systems Strategic Management

FURTHER READING Burrell , G. and G. Morgan ( 1979 ) Sociological Paradigms
and Organisational Analysis , London : Heinemann . Anyone wishing to
understand in outline the application of social theory to organisational studies
must start ...

Author: Steve Clarke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415202787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 902

A comprehensive guide to the strategic management of information systems within business and public sector organisations. Key issues covered include: corporate strategy, information systems strategy and the technical versus social debate.
Categories: Business & Economics

Current Research in Industrial Relations

Current Research in Industrial Relations

Modernism , post modernism and organisational analysis 2 : The contribution of
Michael Foucault . " Organisation Studies 9 ( 2 ) : 221-335 . Burrell , G. and G.
Morgan ( 1987 ) . Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis . Aldershot
 ...

Author: Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924078602178

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 492

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Categories: Industrial relations

Accounts and Action

Accounts and Action

Burrell , G . , and Morgan , G . ( 1979 ) Sociological Paradigms and
Organisational Analysis , London , Heinemann , Dingwall , R . ( 1977 ) The Social
Organisation of Health Visitor Training , London : Croom Helm . Dingwall , R . ,
Eekelaar , J ...

Author: G. Nigel Gilbert

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106005592776

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 562

Categories: Social Science