Organization and Consultation: A Textbook on Foundations and Theories- Translated by Gordon C. Wells / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This broad, balanced introduction to studies devoted to organizational consultation enables the reader to compare and contrast different approaches to the study of professional consulting services. Organizational consultation is a type of interaction between two organizations: client and consultant. The interaction of client and consultant is described and explained from the point of view of nine different theoretical perspectives: symbolic interactionism (Mead, Blumer, Turner), Weberian organizational theory, new institutional economics (Jensen, Meckling, Williamson), dramaturgical sociology (Goffmann), micropolitical approaches (Crozier, Friedberg), functionalism (Parsons), systems theory (Luhmann), neo-institutionalism (Meyer), and postmodernism (Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard). These represent the major theoretical approaches from sociology, economics, and organization sciences.
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About the Author
Nicole J. Saam is a professor of Methods of Empirical Social Research at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany). She studied political science, economics and sociology, and has worked at the institutes of sociology of the universities of Munich, Mannheim, Leipzig, Marburg, Erfurt and Augsburg. Her research fields include social theory, social science methodology, sociology of organizations, and political sociology.
Table of Contents
Contents: Consultation Practice as an Interpretive Process of Mutual Role Formation – Rational Action in an Environment of Asymmetrical Information – Staging of Impression Management – Consultant’s Participation in an Innovation Game – Agency for other Actors and for Principles – Deconstruction of Language Games.