Studying Organization: Theory and Method / Edition 1

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Overview

In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks.

In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies.

Studying Organization is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology.

Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part One

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761960454
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/22/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.

Cynthia Hardy is a Professor in the Faculty of Management, Mc Gill University. Her publications include Strategies for Retrenchment and Turnaround: The Politics of Survival (De Gruyter, 1990) and Managing Organizational Closure (Gower, 1985).

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia Hardy
PART ONE: FRAMEWORKS FOR ANALYSIS
Organizational Theorizing - Michael Reed
An Historically Contested Terrain
The Normal Science of Structural Contingency Theory - Lex Donaldson
Organizational Ecology - Joel A C Baum
Organizational Economics - Jay B Barney and William Hesterly
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis
The Individual in Organizational Studies - Walter R Nord and Suzy Fox
The Great Disappearing Act?
The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory - Pamela S Tolbert and Lynne G Zucker
Critical Theory and Postmodernism - Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz
Approaches to Organizational Studies
From the 'Woman's' Point of View - Maria B Cal[ac]as and Linda Smircich
Feminist Approaches to Organization Studies
PART TWO: REFLECTIONS ON RESEARCH, THEORY AND PRACTICE
Data in Organizational Studies - Ralph Stablein
Action Research for the Study of Organizations - Colin Eden and Chris Huxham
Emotion and Organizing - Stephen Fineman
Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life - Pasquale Gagliardi
Images of Time in Work and Organization - John Hassard
The Organizational Culture War Games - Joanne Martin and Peter Frost
A Struggle for Intellectual Dominance
Some Dare Call It Power - Cynthia Hardy and Stewart R Clegg
Normal Science, Paradigms, Metaphors, Discourses and Genealogies of Analysis - Gibson Burrell
The Owl of Minerva - Richard Marsden and Barbara Townley
Reflections on Theory in Practice
Representations - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia Hardy

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