Theories of Macro-Organizational Behavior: A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations / Edition 1

Theories of Macro-Organizational Behavior: A Handbook of Ideas and Explanations / Edition 1

by Conor Vibert
     
 

In a primer on organization theory, principal author Vibert (business strategy, Acadia U., Wolfville, Nova Scotia) overviews four paradigms for treating large-scale organized behavior: functionalist, interpretative and social constructionist, symbolic interactionism, and radical humanist and structuralist (including Marxist and poststructuralist feminist views).… See more details below

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In a primer on organization theory, principal author Vibert (business strategy, Acadia U., Wolfville, Nova Scotia) overviews four paradigms for treating large-scale organized behavior: functionalist, interpretative and social constructionist, symbolic interactionism, and radical humanist and structuralist (including Marxist and poststructuralist feminist views). Following an introduction to functional economic theories (e.g., neoclassical, stakeholder, and metaphorical perspectives), the contributors explore these diverse conceptual lenses and their import for practice and social innovation in the private and public sectors. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765612953
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2A Primer on Organization Theory10
Pt. IFunctional Economic Theories of the Firm15
3Neoclassical Economics Perspective19
4Chicago School Perspective22
5Bain-Mason Perspective26
6Transaction Cost Perspective29
7Network Perspective33
8Agency Theory Perspective41
9Stakeholder Perspective45
10Resource-Based Theory Perspective50
11Behavioral Perspective54
12Game Theory Perspective59
13Property Rights Perspective64
14Knowledge Perspective69
15Evolutionary Perspective73
16Natural Environment Perspective77
Pt. IIFunctional Organization Theories83
17Bureaucracy Perspective85
18Contingency Perspective89
19Strategic Choice Perspective93
20Resource Dependence Perspective98
21Population Ecology Perspective102
22Institutional Perspective107
23Chaos Perspective111
Pt. IIIInterpretive and Social Constructionist Perspectives117
24Symbolic Interactionism Perspective119
25Dramaturgical Perspective124
26Metaphorical Perspective129
27Sensemaking Perspective134
28Organizational Rules Perspective140
29Culture Perspective147
Pt. IVRadical Humanist and Structuralist Perspectives153
30Configuration Perspective157
31Postmodern Perspective163
32Critical Theory Perspective170
33Marxist Perspective176
34Poststructuralist Feminism Perspective180
35Conclusion186
References189
Recommended Readings215
About the Author and Contributors219
Index221

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