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Studying Organization : Theory and Method - Stewart R. Clegg

Studying Organization

Theory and Method

By: Stewart R. Clegg (Editor), Cynthia Hardy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780761960454
Number Of Pages: 480

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In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks.

In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies.

Studying Organization is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology.

Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part One locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. The second part reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.

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`The book should have a place on the shelves of every institution purporting to teach management. The studies contained in the book each require considerable critical reflection, and are aimed at those with a deep interest in organization theory rather than the student concerned to obtain the minimum knowledge required to pass a professional examination in the subject. The specialists will refer to this book again and again' - British Journal of Administrative Management

Introduction - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia HardyPART ONE: FRAMEWORKS FOR ANALYSISOrganizational Theorizing - Michael Reed An Historically Contested TerrainThe Normal Science of Structural Contingency Theory - Lex DonaldsonOrganizational Ecology - Joel A C BaumOrganizational Economics - Jay B Barney and William Hesterly Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic AnalysisThe Individual in Organizational Studies - Walter R Nord and Suzy Fox The Great Disappearing Act?The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory - Pamela S Tolbert and Lynne G ZuckerCritical Theory and Postmodernism - Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz Approaches to Organizational StudiesFrom the `Woman's' Point of View - Maria B Cal[ac]as and Linda Smircich Feminist Approaches to Organization StudiesPART TWO: REFLECTIONS ON RESEARCH, THEORY AND PRACTICEData in Organizational Studies - Ralph StableinAction Research for the Study of Organizations - Colin Eden and Chris HuxhamEmotion and Organizing - Stephen FinemanExploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life - Pasquale GagliardiImages of Time in Work and Organization - John HassardThe Organizational Culture War Games - Joanne Martin and Peter Frost A Struggle for Intellectual DominanceSome Dare Call It Power - Cynthia Hardy and Stewart R CleggNormal Science, Paradigms, Metaphors, Discourses and Genealogies of Analysis - Gibson BurrellThe Owl of Minerva - Richard Marsden and Barbara Townley Reflections on Theory in PracticeRepresentations - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia Hardy

ISBN: 9780761960454
ISBN-10: 0761960457
Series: Handbook of Organization Studies, Vol 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Type: New edition