ISBN-10:
0198723989
ISBN-13:
9780198723981
Pub. Date:
05/15/2018
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives / Edition 4

Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives / Edition 4

by Mary Jo Hatch

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Overview


Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well as the book's diverse practical examples.

The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. "Theory to Practice" boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life business examples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory within their own environment. "Think like a Theorist" and "Exercise Those Perspectives" boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge produced by organization theorists. By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflective stance to the world around them.

Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus.


ONLINE RESOURCES:

For Students:
*Multiple-choice questions

For Lecturers:
*PowerPoint slides
*Figures and tables from the book
*Lecturers' guide
*Additional case studies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198723981
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 685,426
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author



Mary Jo Hatch is the C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce, Emerita, at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Her research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Human Relations, and Strategic Organization.

Table of Contents



PART ONE: WHAT IS ORGANIZATION THEORY?
1. Organization Theory and its Multiple Perspectives
2. A Brief History of Organization Theory

PART TWO: CORE CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
3. Organization-Environment Relations
4. Organizational Social Structure
5. Organizational Technology
6. Organizational Culture
7. The Physical Structure of Built Space in Organizations

PART THREE: THEMES AND APPLICATIONS
8. Power in and Around Organizations: Organizational Politics, Conflict, and Control
9. Organizational Identity at Carlsberg Group
Part One: What is Organization Theory?
1. Organization theory and its multiple perspectives
2. A brief history of organization theory
Part Two: Core Concepts and Theories
3. Organization-environment relations
4. Organizational social structure
5. Organizational technology
6. Organizational culture
7. The physical structure of built space in organizations
Part Three: Themes and Applications
8. Power in and around organizations: Organizational politics, conflict, and control
9. Organizational identity at Carlsberg Group

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