International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

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Overview

The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is the definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is the premier reference tool for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the unique perspective of organization studies with extensive international representation. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced, and entries are based around a series of broad themes. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey bring together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas.
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Charles Perrow once called organization studies "a zoological garden . . . where we are not even looking at the same beast," that is, a diverse field encompassing many disciplines and approaches. The field came together in the 1950s around the study of the management of work. For this encyclopedia, Clegg (business, Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and Bailey (Tucker Professor of Leadership & director, executive education, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Business) chose topics from the Handbook of Organization Studies, which Clegg coedited for Sage in 1996. However, the editors also included subjects they saw as previously marginalized, such as power relations, feminism, globalization, virtual reality, and value assumptions. The 400 entries reflect the concerted internationalism of the 350 contributors, most of whom appear to be members of the European Group for Organization Studies. At three pages each, the entries cover such topics as control, corporate branding, Hawthorne studies, multiculturalism, organizational environments, team learning, technological determinism, and values. Each entry has two sections: a "Conceptual Overview" and "Critical Commentary/Future Directions," with further readings and cross-references also included. There are no biographical entries, but the contributions of important individuals are explored. The index should be a lot better. For instance, "social responsibility" is indexed only under "corporate social responsibility." To help users possibly overcome the indexing handicap, there is a Reader's Guide of entries classified by 20 categories such as "Culture and Symbolism," "Leadership Theory," and "Technologies." There is also astraight alphabetical list of entries. The text boasts few illustrations and relatively few web sites, giving the set a dated feel.
—Janice Dunham

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412915151
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 2008
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.

James R. Bailey is the Tucker Professor of Leadership and Director of Executive Education at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School. He has been the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including the Professor of the Year from the BBA and EMBA programs at GWSB, and in 2006 was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development. He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming Riding the Change Curve: Leading Through Transition. He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, United Bank of Switzerland, Morgan Stanley and Lucent Technologies. Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC and Fox News Network, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education.James and his wifelive next to the National Zoo in Washington, DC.The couple are expecting their first child in August 2007.

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