Exploring Complex Organizations: A Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

Exploring Complex Organizations: A Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

by Barbara Czarniawska
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803944551

ISBN-13: 9780803944558

Pub. Date: 01/23/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The author of this volume explains how and why the mysteries of complex formal organizations are best unravelled using ethnographic techniques. Her book draws on the themes developed by leading thinkers in organization theory, cultural anthropology and sociology, and describes a personal quest for methods of organizational analysis that will be of interest to all

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The author of this volume explains how and why the mysteries of complex formal organizations are best unravelled using ethnographic techniques. Her book draws on the themes developed by leading thinkers in organization theory, cultural anthropology and sociology, and describes a personal quest for methods of organizational analysis that will be of interest to all students and scholars concerned with the potential of qualitative research in organizational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803944558
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/23/1992
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Introduction in a Form of Self-Explanation
Complex Organizations
Looking for Definitions and Metaphors
Anthropology
The Original Sin and the New Sin
Organization Theory
Why Has it Parted Ways with Anthropology?
Ethnomethodology
Taking the Cover off Everyday Life
Political Anthropology
Antidote or Complement?
Organizational Culture
Toward an Anthropology of Complex Organizations

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