Globalization and Organization: World Society and Organizational Change

Overview

This book explores various dimensions of the trends of expansion, formalization, and standardization of organizing worldwide by exploring such organizational legacies as accounting, business management, corporate social responsibility, and performance benchmarks. Featuring contributions from prominent academics, the book argues that these processes can be attributed to globalization and to its specific tendencies of universalism, rationalization, and rise of the modern notion of the strongly bounded and purposive...

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Overview

This book explores various dimensions of the trends of expansion, formalization, and standardization of organizing worldwide by exploring such organizational legacies as accounting, business management, corporate social responsibility, and performance benchmarks. Featuring contributions from prominent academics, the book argues that these processes can be attributed to globalization and to its specific tendencies of universalism, rationalization, and rise of the modern notion of the strongly bounded and purposive social actor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199284542
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gili S. Drori is a lecturer in Stanford University's programs on International Relations and International Policy Studies. She is the author of several papers and chapters on science and development, comparative science education, political discourse, and the role of policy regimes in worldwide governance. She is senior author of Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization (with John W. Meyer, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003). John W. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author of many books and papers on comparative sociology, organizations, world society, and the sociology of education, including National Developments in the World System (with M. Hannan, Chicago, 1979), Institutional Environments and Organizations (with W. R. Scott, Sage, 1994), and Science in the Modern World Polity (with Gili S. Drori, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003).

For several decades Professor Meyer has been a leading figure in sociological institutionalism, a line of thought that has been central in the development of modern organizations theory, and in sociological studies of the global system. Hokyu Hwang is a Senior Social Science Researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is currently involved in the Stanford Project on Emerging Nonprofits, which looks at rationalization of the San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit sector. His research intersts include organizations, comparative sociology, economic, and political sociology.

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Table of Contents

1 World society and the proliferation of formal organization 25
2 Global scientization : an environment for expanded organization 50
3 Planning development : globalization and the shifting locus of planning 69
4 Governed by governance : the new prism for organizational change 91
5 The worldwide diffusion of business education, 1881-1999 : historical trajectory and mechanisms of expansion 121
6 The making and expansion of international management standards : the global diffusion of ISO 9000 quality management certificates 137
7 Transparent accounting as a world societal rule 167
8 Dynamics of corporate responsibility 196
9 The spread of a 'human resources' culture : institutional individualism and the rise of personal development training 225
10 Turning the university into an organizational actor 241
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