Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives / Edition 1

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Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 1/e, covers the early history of organization studies, provides a comprehensive framework for comparing competing theoretical paradigms, and addresses major developments in the most recent decade. Its scholarly yet accessible conceptual framework encourages our diverse scholarly community to come together to consider common issues and problems. W. Richard Scott is a professor at Stanford University and is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems, which this new book replaces. Gerald F. Davis is a professor of Management and Organizations in the University of Michigan Business School. He brings extensive knowledge of strategy, social networks and social movements to this new book.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Subject is Organizations; The Verb is Organizing

Chapter 2: Organizations as Rational Systems

Chapter 3: Organizations as Natural Systems

Chapter 4: Organizations as Open Systems

Chapter 5: Combining Perspectives, Expanding Levels

Chapter 6: Technology and Structure

Chapter 7: Labor and Structure

Chapter 8: Goals, Power, and Control

Chapter 9: The Dyadic Environment of the Organization

Chapter 10: Organization of the Environment

Chapter 11: Networks In and Around Organizations

Chapter 12: Strategy, Structure, and Performance: The Sociology of Organizational Strategy

Chapter 13: The Rise and Transformation of the Corporate Form

Chapter 14: Changing Contours of Organizations and Organization Theory

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