Organization Theory

Organization Theory

by Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges

ISBN-10: 1843769379

ISBN-13: 9781843769378

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Product Details

Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
International Library of Critical Writin
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Organization theory : an elephantine problem3
2A society of organizations19
3Constructing organizations : the example of public sector reform57
4A structuronomic conception of behavior : individual and collective85
5Educational organizations as loosely coupled systems113
6The autopoiesis of social systems132
7A garbage can model of organizational choice155
8Bounded rationality, ambiguity, and the engineering of choice180
9The irrationality of action and action rationality : decisions, ideologies and organizational actions202
10Single-loop and double-loop models in research on decision making221
11How organizations learn and unlearn234
12Culture and organizational learning259
13Toward a behavioral theory of leadership279
14The ambiguity of leadership306
15Leadership : the management of meaning315
16A strategic contingencies' theory of intraorganizational power335
17A conceptual framework for the design of organizational control mechanisms349
18Organization and control365
19The role of the founder in creating organizational culture385
20Concepts of culture and organizational analysis401
21Occupational communities : culture and control in organizations421

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