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Cambridge Companions to Management : Organizational Control - Sim B. Sitkin

Cambridge Companions to Management

Organizational Control

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9780521517447
Number Of Pages: 562

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Organization scholars have long acknowledged that control processes are integral to the way in which organizations function. While control theory research spans many decades and draws on several rich traditions, theoretical limitations have kept it from generating consistent and interpretable empirical findings and from reaching consensus concerning the nature of key relationships. This book reveals how we can overcome such problems by synthesising diverse, yet complementary, streams of control research into a theoretical framework and empirical tests that more fully describe how types of control mechanisms (e.g., the use of rules, norms, direct supervision or monitoring) aimed at particular control targets (e.g., input, behavior, output) are applied within particular types of control systems (i.e., market, clan, bureaucracy, integrative). Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this book not only sheds light on the long-neglected phenomenon of organizational control, it also provides important directions for future research.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction and History
Control is fundamental
A historical perspective on organizational control
Conceptions of Organizational Control
A configurational theory of control
Critical perspectives on organizational control: reflections and prospects
Identity, Attention, and Motivation in Organizational Control
Identity work and control in occupational communities
Organizational identity and control: can the two go together?
Attention and control
The role of motivational orientations in formal and informal control
Relational Control
Relational networks, strategic advantage: new challenges for collaborative control
Toward a theory of relational control: how relationship structure influences the choice of control
Peer control in organizations
Managerial and Strategic Control
Control to cooperation: examining the role of managerial authority in portfolios of managerial actions
Consequences and antecedents of managerial and employee legitimacy interpretations of control: a natural open system approach
Managerial objectives of formal control: high motivation control mechanisms
Control configurations and strategic initiatives
Index of terms
Author index
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ISBN: 9780521517447
ISBN-10: 0521517443
Series: Cambridge Companions to Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 562
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.02