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A decade on after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field. Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, this Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change, knowledge management and organizational networks.

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M.I. Nathan
"A valuable addition to business and sociology collections. Highly recommended. "
M. I. Nathan
"A valuable addition to business and sociology collections. Highly recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761949961
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 920
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.30 (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).

Management professor Walt Nord studies organization theory and behavior and is currently researching the topic in a political/economic context. The author of numerous books, textbooks, and scholarly articles, his newest book will offer a new philosophical framework for organization studies, seeking to overcome current polarizing debates by developing an improved philosophical perspective for organization studies.

As an author, Nord received the George Terry Award in 1997 for co-editing the Handbook of Organization Studies, an annual award from the Academy of Management that is bestowed to a book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the field. The same academy named Nord a Distinguished University Professor in 2002 (USF named him Distinguished University Professor in 2003); these honors recognize significant contributions to the science and practice of management.

Nord earned a BA in economics from Williams College, an MS in organizational behavior from Cornell University, and a Ph D in social psychology from Washington University. Before joining USF in 1989, he taught at Tulane University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, the University of British Columbia, and Washington University. He is an editor or reviewer for numerous academic journals.

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Table of Contents

Organizational Theorizing - Michael Reed
A Historically Contested Terrain
Ecological Approaches to Organizations - Joel A C Baum and Andrew V Shipilov
Organizational Economics - Jay B Barney and William Hesterly
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis
Meso Organizational Behavior - D Brent Smith, Benjamin Schneider and Marcus W Dickson
Comments on the Third Paradigm
Complexity Science and Organization Studies - Steve Maguire, Bill Mc Kelvey, Laurent Mirabeau and Nail Oztas
Institutions and Institutional Work - Thomas B Lawrence and Roy Suddaby
Critical Theory and Postmodernism Approaches to Organizational Studies - Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz
From the 'Woman's' Point of View' Ten Years Later - Marta B Calás and Linda Smircich
Towards a Feminist Organization Studies
Data in Organization Studies - Ralph Stablein
Making Organization Research Matter - Bent Flyvbjerg
Power, Values, and Phronesis
Researching Organizations Using Action Research - Colin Eden and Chris Huxham
The Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Organizational Studies - Stephen P Turner
Representation and Reflexivity - Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy
Leadership in Organizations - Ken W Parry and Alan Bryman
Perspectives on Organizational Decision-Making - Susan J Miller and David C Wilson
A Decision Perspective on Organizations - Margaret A Neale, Ann E Tenbrunsel, Tiffany Galvin and Max H Bazerman
Social Cognition, Behavioral Decision Theory and the Psychological Links to Micro and Macro Organizational Behaviour
Diverse Identities in Organizations - Stella M Nkomo and Marcus Stewart
Revisiting Metaphors of Organizational Communication - Linda L. Putnam and Suzanne Boys
Beyond Contingency - Rita Gunther Mc Grath
From Structure to Structuring in the Design of the Contemporary Organization
Organizing for Innovation in the 21st Century - Deborah Dougherty
The New Corporate Environmentalism and Green Politics - John Jermier, Linda Forbes, Suzanne Benn and Renato Orsato
Green Politics and Critical-Reflective Organizational Systems
Globalization - Barbara Parker and Stewart Clegg
Emotion and Organizing - Stephen Fineman
Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life - Pasquale Gagliardi
Organizational Culture - Joanne Martin, Peter J Frost and Olivia A O'Neill
Beyond Struggles for Intellectual Dominance
Some Dare Call It Power - Cynthia Hardy and Stewart Clegg
Networks and Organizations - Kelley A Porter and Walter W Powell
The Effect of Rhetoric on Competitive Advantage: Knowledge, Rhetoric and Resource-Based Theory - John A A Sillince
Radical Organizational Change - Royston Greenwood and C R Hinings
Seeing Organizations Differently - Peter J Frost, Jane E Dutton, Sally Maitlis, Jacoba M Lilius, Jason M Kanov and Monica C Worline
Three Lenses on Compassion

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