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Reading Organization Theory: A Critical Approach to the Study of Organizational Behaviour and Structure / Edition 3
     

Reading Organization Theory: A Critical Approach to the Study of Organizational Behaviour and Structure / Edition 3

by Albert J. Mills, Tony Simmons, Jean C. Helms Mills
 

ISBN-10: 1551930536

ISBN-13: 9781551930534

Pub. Date: 01/03/2005

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

First published in 1994, Reading Organization Theory has established itself as a pre-eminent text in its field. This new edition brings current research in mainstream and critical approaches to the discipline fully up to date, with new case studies plus web-based resources. Previous editions have been widely used in colleges and universities in Canada, the

Overview

First published in 1994, Reading Organization Theory has established itself as a pre-eminent text in its field. This new edition brings current research in mainstream and critical approaches to the discipline fully up to date, with new case studies plus web-based resources. Previous editions have been widely used in colleges and universities in Canada, the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and elsewhere, and this third edition of Reading Organization Theory will find an ongoing and enthusiastic readership amongst all who are concerned with the challenging and essential task of rethinking organizations in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551930534
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Developing a Critical Approach to Organizational Study

Alice in Organization Land


Organizational Study and the Neglect of Class, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity

Why Study Organizations? Getting Interested

Outlining a Critical Approach

Chapter 2: Understanding Bureaucracies: The Age of the Organizational Giants

The Dark Side of Bureaucracy


Living in a Bureaucratic Wonderland

What is Bureaucracy?

The Birth of Bureaucracy in Classical Organization Theory

The Bureaucratic Image: The Organization as Machine

Debating the Bureaucracy: Dilemmas of Modern Organization Theory

Standing in the Shadows: Bureaucracies and Minority Groups

Chapter 3: Calling the Shots: How Theories of Organization Relate to Managers

Speedy Taylor and Management Theorizing


The Visible Hand: Big Business and the Managerial Revolution

Reading Between the Lines: Management Theory and Class Struggle

The Periodization of Theory and the Illusion of Progress: The Case of Scientific Management

Management in Practice: What Managers Really Do

Chapter 4: Creating the Psychic Prison

Work and Identity: An Interview With Sharon Webb


Psychic Phenomena and Organizational Behaviour

Images of the Psychic Prison

Summary

Chapter 5: Sex and Organizational Analysis

Sex, Power and Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison


Sex and Organizational Life

Sex and Academia

Sex and Organizational Research

Issues in Sex and Organizational Research

Women's Advancement and the Struggle for Equity

Chapter 6: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Race, Ethnicity and Organization Theory

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The Politicalization of Race and Ethnic Relations

Race and Ethnic Relations in Organizational Theory

The Ethnicity Paradigm

What Does the Future Hold?

Chapter 7: Knowledge and Power in Theories of Organization

The Organizational World and the Managerial Paradigm


From Paradigm to Discourse: Understanding the Managerialist Dominance of OT and OB

Inside the Managerialist View of Reality

What is to be Done? The Challenge and Limitation of Radical Theories of Organization

Integrated Case: The Westray Mine Explosion


One Miner's Tale

A Snapshot of Mining in Pictou County

Politics and Big Guns

Rules of the Game

Training at Westray

The Union Drive

A Day in the Life

Disaster and After

The Search for Truth

Epilogue

The Westray Mine Explosion: Teaching Note


Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Resource List

Appendix 3: Industry note

Westray: A Critical Approach

For Your Eyes Only


A Career Decision

The Nature of Employment

The Dancers

FYEO Expansion?

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography

Index

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