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Organizations in Action : Competition between Contexts - Peter Clark

Organizations in Action

Competition between Contexts

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1999
ISBN: 9780415182317
Number Of Pages: 368

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This original and ambitious work provides a fascinating examination of organizations from both a post-modern and new organizational economics perspective. Combining strategy, international business and organisational theory, it represents a ground-breaking critique of prevailing mainstream modernist theories of organization. Distinctive features include:

* a comprehensive analysis of social and organizational theory
* discussion and exploration of knowledge capitalism
* a critique of core competencies and resource based approaches to strategy, human resource management and organizational behaviour.

In an essential area of study for every business undergraduate and reflective manager, this outstanding book pulls together material which is currently scattered and poorly synthesised, and examines high-profile real-world business examples.

New Political Economyp. 1
Two Themes, Three Disciplines and Five Perspectivesp. 3
From Modernism to Neo-Modern Political Economyp. 17
Organisation Theoryp. 37
Structuration, Domain Theory and the Realist Turnp. 66
Notesp. 86
Organisation Economics and Economic Sociologyp. 87
Competition Between Contextsp. 107
Long-Term Political Economyp. 109
National Innovation-Design Systemsp. 133
Nationsp. 158
American Exceptionalismp. 180
Sectoral Clusters and Competition Between Contextsp. 194
Firmsp. 211
Resource-Based Strategic Analysisp. 213
Notesp. 229
Contingent Recurrent Action Patterns and Repertoiresp. 230
Knowledgesp. 249
Morphogenesis/Stasisp. 267
Zones of Manoeuvrep. 289
Organisational Management and Zones of Manoeuvrep. 291
Bibliographyp. 314
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780415182317
ISBN-10: 041518231X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23rd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.75  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1