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The Sociology of Organizations : Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings - Michael J. Handel

The Sociology of Organizations

Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings

By: Michael J. Handel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th November 2002
ISBN: 9780761987666
Number Of Pages: 552

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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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"Michael Handel has assembled an authoritative and wide-ranging collection of key articles in the organizations field, and complements these papers with a terrific critical survey of the literature. His introductory essays will benefit both students and researchers alike. This collection is a real service to the field." -- Walter W. Powell "A unique reader and commentary with broad coverage of the classics, combined with a healthy skepticism about received theories and an emphasis on the impact of organizations on society. The lucid commentary brightens the field." -- Charles Perrow

Preface
Introduction
Organizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration
Early Definitions of Organization and Management
Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority
Critique
Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor
The Principles of Scientific Management
Critique
The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century
Organizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation
The Management of Innovation
Technology and Organization
The Measurement of Organization Structures
Organizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work
The Early Human Relations Movement
The Hawthorne Experiments
Critique
Hawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology
Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement
The Human Side of Enterprise
From Control to Commitment in the Workplace
A Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice
Critique
Inside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective
Organizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure
Conflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers
The World of Corporate Managers
Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism
Rationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Power Inside Organizations
Organizations and Oligarchy
Organizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments
Resource Dependency Theory
The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective
Institutional Theory
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields
Organizational Ecology
Density-Dependent Processes
Economic Theories of Organizations
Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure
The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach
Critique
Markets, Hierarchies and Hegemony
The Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism
Alfred Chandler's Account of the Rise of Big Business
The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism
Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big Business
Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization
Critique
Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility
Organizational Culture
Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a Hihg-Tech Corporation
Organizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics
Men and Women of the Corporation
Black Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb
Segmented Labor Markets
The Access Process: Loopholes as a System
Organizational Deviance
Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies
Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision
Democratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management
The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models
Worker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model
Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations
Street-Level Bureaucracy
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780761987666
ISBN-10: 0761987665
Series: Theory, Culture & Society (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 19th November 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Type: Annotated

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