Organization Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843769378
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: International Library of Critical Writin
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Organization theory : an elephantine problem 3
2 A society of organizations 19
3 Constructing organizations : the example of public sector reform 57
4 A structuronomic conception of behavior : individual and collective 85
5 Educational organizations as loosely coupled systems 113
6 The autopoiesis of social systems 132
7 A garbage can model of organizational choice 155
8 Bounded rationality, ambiguity, and the engineering of choice 180
9 The irrationality of action and action rationality : decisions, ideologies and organizational actions 202
10 Single-loop and double-loop models in research on decision making 221
11 How organizations learn and unlearn 234
12 Culture and organizational learning 259
13 Toward a behavioral theory of leadership 279
14 The ambiguity of leadership 306
15 Leadership : the management of meaning 315
16 A strategic contingencies' theory of intraorganizational power 335
17 A conceptual framework for the design of organizational control mechanisms 349
18 Organization and control 365
19 The role of the founder in creating organizational culture 385
20 Concepts of culture and organizational analysis 401
21 Occupational communities : culture and control in organizations 421
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