Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives / Edition 2

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Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and provides an even-handed appreciation of the different perspectives that have contributed to our knowledge of organizations. In order to aid learning the text provides many diagrammatical and conceptual models and each chapter includes a summary, a list of key terms, and pointers to further reading. Organization Theory is essential reading for all courses on organization theory and organizational analysis at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also be useful for courses on organizational behavior, the sociology of work, and human resource management.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This textbook gets better with each edition. It's an excellent introduction and guide to organization theory."
—Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney

"I really like this book! Written in the first person and using a variety of interesting perspectives, Mary Jo Hatch inspires a rich repertoire of ways to expand our understanding of organizations."
—Andy Van de Ven, University of Minnesota

"A very engaging and lucid treatment of organization theory that is equally accessible to the thoughtful manager and the seasoned scholar."
—David Whetten, Brigham Young University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199260218
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/16/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 394
  • Sales rank: 828,353
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Jo Hatch is the C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Ann Cunliffe is Associate Professor in the Anderson Schools of Management at the University of New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Part I. What is Organization Theory?

1. Why Study Organization Theory?

2. A Brief History of Organization Theory

Part II. Core Concepts and Theories

3. Organization-Environment Relations

4. Organizational Social Structure

5. Technology

6. Organizational Culture

7. The Physical Structure of Organizations

8. Organizational Power, Control, and Conflict

Part III. Looking Back and Looking Forward

9. Theory and Practice

10. Loose Ends: Some Promising New Ideas in Organization Theory

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