The Blackwell Companion to Organizations / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $60.37
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 71%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $60.37   
  • New (3) from $117.38   
  • Used (5) from $60.37   

Overview

Drawing on the research of more than 50 influential international scholars, this extensive interdisciplinary survey consolidates and evaluates what is known and not known about organizations, and critically examines how we learn about and study them.

  • Contributors include 50 influential international scholars.
  • Contributions represent the most important contemporary perspectives on organizations, including networks, ecology and technology.
  • Each topic is covered at three levels of organization: intraorganizational, organizational, and interorganizational.
  • Chapters structured around five common elements for ease of use.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The book is absolutely outstanding! It is an intellectual tour de force by a stellar cast of more than 50 superb scholars. It achieves the impossible - both tremendous breadth and depth on the most important topics in organization theory today. No serious student of organizations can possibly do without this book." Christine Oliver, York University

"The quality of the contributors and the intelligence of the comprehensive editorial framework assure that we have, at last, a worthy successor to March's classic Handbook of Organizations (1965). The commitment to a common enterprise, the connections constructed across levels of analysis, and a devotion to cumulative knowledge are welcome attributes of this valuable collection." W. Richard Scott, Stanford University

"Baum has brought together a diverse and wily asemblage of authors to write a coherent book of the state of the art of organizations. The chapters show that organization studies has a defined frontier and research program." Bruce Kogut, University of Pennsylvania

"...the volume reaches beyond its espoused role as a "companion" and provides a bold statement that we believe will help guide the next generation of organizational theory scholars and spark disquiet (and perhaps consternation) among organizational researchers who are at the margins of this movement." Administrative Science Quarterly

Bruce Kogut
Baum has brought together a diverse and wily asemblage of authors to write a coherent book of the state of the art of organizations. The chapters show that organization studies has a defined frontier and research program.
W. Richard Scott
The quality of the contributors and the intelligence of the comprehensive editorial framework assure that we have, at last, a worthy successor to March's classic Handbook of Organizations (1965). The commitment to a common enterprise, the connections constructed across levels of analysis, and a devotion to cumulative knowledge are welcome attributes of this valuable collection.
Christine Oliver
The book is absolutely outstanding! It is an intellectual tour de force by a stellar cast of more than 50 superb scholars. It achieves the impossible - both tremendous breadth and depth on the most important topics in organization theory today. No serious student of organizations can possibly do without this book.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631216940
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 2.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel A. C. Baum is Canadian National Chair in Strategy and Organization at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research has been published in a wide range of prestigious management and social science journals. He is a member of the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Academy of Management Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Strategic Management, and founding co-editor of Strategic Organization – SO!.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Contributors.

Preface: Howard E. Aldrich.

Acknowledgments.

Companion to Organizations: An Introduction: Joel A. C. Baum (University of Toronto) and Timothy J. Rowley (University of Toronto).

Part I: Intraorganizational Level:.

1. Intraorganizational Institutions: Kimberly D. Elsbach (University of California, Davis).

2. Intraorganizational Networks: Holly Raider (INSEAD) and David J. Krackhardt (Carnegie Mellon University.

3. Intraorganizational Ecology: Charles Galunic (INSEAD) and John M. Weeks (INSEAD).

4. Intraorganizational Evolution: Massimo Warglien (University of Venezia).

5. Intraorganizational Cognition and Interpretation: C. Marlena Fiol (University of Colorado at Denver).

6. Intraorganizational Power and Dependence: Daniel J. Brass (University of Kentucky).

7. Intraorganizational Technology: Melissa Schilling (University of Boston).

8. Intraorganizational Learning: Linda Argote (Carnegie Mellon University) and Ron Ophir (York University).

9. Intraorganizational Complexity and Computation: Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University).

10. Intraorganizational Economics: Edward Zajac (Northwester University) and James Westphal (University of Texas, Austin).

Part II: Organizational Level:.

11. Organizational Institutions: Donald A. Palmer (University of California, Davis) and Nicole W. Biggart (University of California, Davis).

12. Organizational Networks: Ranjay Gulati (Northwestern University), Dania Dialdin (Erasmus University) and Lihua Wang (Columbia University).

13. Organizational Ecology: Joel A. C. Baum (University of Toronto) and Terry L. Amburgey (University of Toronto).

14. Organizational Evolution: Terry L. Amburgey (University of Toronto) and Jitendra V. Singh (University of Pennsylvania).

15. Organizational Cognition and Interpretation: Theresa K. Lant (New York University).

16. Organizational Power and Dependence: William Ocasio (Northwestern University).

17. Organizational Technology: Michael L. Tushman (Harvard Business School) and Wendy Smith (Harvard Business School).

18. Organizational Learning: Martin Schulz (University of Washington).

19. Organizational Complexity and Computation: Kathleen M. Eisenhardt (Stanford University) and Mahesh Bhatia (Stanford University).

20. Organizational Economics: Brian S. Silverman (Harvard Business School).

Part III: Interorganizational Level:.

21. Interorganizational Institutions: David Strang (Cornell University) and Wesley Sine (University of Maryland Business School).

22. Interorganizational Networks: Wayne E. Baker (University of Michigan Business School) and Robert R. Faulkner (University of Massachusetts).

23. Interorganizational Ecology: Haygreeva Rao (Northwestern University).

24. Interorganizational Evolution: Henrich R. Greve (Norwegian School of Management).

25. Interorganizational Cognition and Interpretation: Joseph Porac (New York University) and Yuri Mishina (Michighan State University).

26. Interorganizational Power and Dependence: Mark Mizruchi (University of Michigan) and Mina Yoo (University of Washington Business School).

27. Interorganizational Technology: Toby E. Stuart (Columbia University).

28. Interorganizational Learning: Paul Ingram (Columbia University).

29. Interorganizational Complexity and Computation: Olav Sorenson (University of California at Los Angeles).

30. Interorganizational Economics: Arjen van Witteloostuijn (University of Groningen).

Part IV: Organizational Epistemology and Research Methods:.

31. Updating Organizational Epistemology: Jane Azevedo (Formerly Sunshine Coast University College).

32. Contemporary Debates in Organizational Epistemology: Mihnea C. Moldoveanu (University of Toronto) and Joel A. C. Baum (University of Toronto).

33. Model-Centered Organizational Epistemology: Bill McKelvey (University of California at Los Angeles).

34. Survey Research Methods: David Knoke (University of Minnesota), Peter V. Marsden (Harvard University) and Arne Kallebert (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

35. Archival Research Methods: John Mohr (University of California at Santa Barbara) and Marc Ventresca (University of Oxford).

36. Simulation Research Methods: Kevin Dooley (Arizona State University).

37. Grounded Theory Research Methods: Deborah Dougherty (Rutgers University).

38. Field Research Methods: Andrew H. Van de Ven (University of Minnesota) and M. Scott Poole (Texas A&M University).

Appendix. Glossary of Organizational Epistemology Terms: Bill McKelvey (University of California at Los Angeles).

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)