The Legalistic Organization / Edition 1

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In this volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars investigate the changing attitudes towards management decisions in today's workplace. Across a variety of areas traditionally reserved for managerial authority - employee hiring and firing, corporate takeovers and plant closings - managers face an increased likelihood of public and legal scrutiny of their decisions and decision-making processes. Formal procedures, decision-making criteria and the use of legal rhetoric within organizations are all addressed in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803948648
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/31/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Sim B Sitkin and Robert J Bies
Preface - Mark G Yudof
Law and Organizations - W Richard Scott
The Legalization of Organizations - Sim B Sitkin and Robert J Bies
A Multi-Theoretical Perspective
Cops and Auditors - John Van Maanen and Brian T Pentland
The Rhetoric of Records
Contracting Without Contracts - Michael J Smitka
How the Japanese Manage Organizational Transactions
Effects of Legal Context on Decision Making Under Ambiguity - Martha S Feldman and Alan J Levy
Stigma as a Determinant of Legalization - Nancy L Roth, Sim B Sitkin and Ann House
The Threat of Legal Liability and Managerial Decision Making - Donna M Randall and Douglas D Baker
Regulation of Reproductive Health in the Workplace
Law, Privacy, and Organizations - Mary J Culnan, H Jeff Smith and Robert J Bies
The Corporate Obsession to Know Versus the Individual Right Not to Be Known
The Changing Legal Environment - Idalene F Kesner and Jeffrey B Kaufmann
A Review and Recommendations for Today's Corporate Directors
Communication Under Conditions of Litigation Risk - Larry D Browning and Robert Folger
A Grounded Theory of Plausible Deniability in the Iran-Contra Affair
The Consequences of Language - Randall K Stutman and Linda L Putnam
A Metaphorical Look at the Legalization of Organizations
Reducing the Litigious Mentality by Increasing Employees' Desire to Communicate Grievances - Debra L Shapiro and Deborah M Kolb
The Costs of Legalization - Jeffrey Pfeffer
The Hidden Dangers of Increasingly Formalized Control
Litigation Mentality and Organizational Learning - Chris Argyris

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