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Theories of Macro-Organizational Behavior: A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations : A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations - Conor Vibert

Theories of Macro-Organizational Behavior: A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations

A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations

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This book provides a comprehensive summary of the major theories meant to explain the way business and other organizations work, why they look and act as they do, and what makes some succeed and others fail. Among the many different approaches to the subject, no one school of thought accurately reflects current thinking on these issues. The author presents a much-needed overview of thirty of the major theories that underpin Organization Theory and Economic Organization. Each theory is summarized in a stand-alone fashion, allowing each chapter to be used either in complement or as a separate perspective. Integration of the various topics and perspectives is accomplished within section introductions and in the overall introduction and conclusion to the text. The goal of this book is to inform students of the main issues confronting organizations, the main theoretical ideas within the different paradigms, why it is important to theorize about organizations, how these theories are constructed, and how learning is improved by scanning multiple perspectives. It can be used as a stand-alone uourse text or supplementary text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in Organization Theory.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Primer on Organization Theory
Functional Economic Theories of the Firm
Neoclassical Economics Perspective
Chicago School Perspective
Bain-Mason Perspective
Transaction Cost Perspective
Network Perspective
Agency Theory Perspective
Stakeholder Perspective
Resource-Based Theory Perspective
Behavioral Perspective
Game Theory Perspective
Property Rights Perspective
Knowledge Perspective
Evolutionary Perspective
Natural Environment Perspective
Functional Organization Theories
Bureaucracy Perspective
Contingency Perspective
Strategic Choice Perspective
Resource Dependence Perspective
Population Ecology Perspective
Institutional Perspective
Chaos Perspective
Interpretive and Social Constructionist Perspectives
Symbolic Interactionist Perspective
Dramaturgical Perspective
Metaphorical Perspective
Sensemaking Perspective
Organizational Rules Perspective
Culture Perspective
Humanist and Structuralist Perspectives
Configuration Perspective
Postmodern Perspective
Critical Theory Perspective
Marxist Perspective
Structuralist Feminism Perspective
Conclusion
References
Recommended Readings
About the Authors and Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780765612953
ISBN-10: 076561295X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.19  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.31