The Sociology of Organizations: Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings / Edition 1 available in Paperback
For the first time, a single volume offers a comprehensive selection of primary readings and companion overview essays on the sociology of organizations. These readings and essays provide incisive and guided coverage of the subjects normally included in a one-semester sociology of organizations course. The Sociology of Organizations covers the full range of theoretical perspectives and substantive topics through readings that are either classics in the field or widely discussed and debated "new classics." Scholars and students in the fields of sociology, management, organizational behavior, and organizational psychology and those within political science and economics who are interested in how organizations function will find this work a welcome, invaluable resource.
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Table of Contents
PrefaceIntroductionOrganizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration - Michael J. Handel A. Early Definitions of Organization and ManagementBureaucracy and Legitimate Authority - Max Weber Critique B. Scientific Management and the Treatment of LaborThe Principles of Scientific Management - Frederick W. Taylor CritiqueThe Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century - Harry BravermanOrganizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation - Michael J. HandelThe Management of Innovation - Tom Burns / G.M. StalkerTechnology and Organization - Joan WoodwardThe Measurement of Organization Structures - D.S. PughOrganizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work - Michael J. Handel A. The Early Human Relations MovementThe Hawthorne Experiments - George C. Homans CritiqueHawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology - Dana Bramel / Ronald Friend B. Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee InvolvementThe Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas Mc GregorFrom Control to Commitment in the Workplace - Richard E. WaltonA Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice - Saul Rubinstein CritiqueInside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective - Laurie GrahamOrganizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure - Michael J. HandelConflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers - Melville DaltonThe World of Corporate Managers - Robert JackallManufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism - Michael BurawoyRationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making - Michael J. HandelConceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham AllisonPower Inside Organizations - Michael J. HandelOrganizations and Oligarchy - Robert MichaelsOrganizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments - Michael J. Handel A. Resource Dependency TheoryThe External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective - Jeffrey Pfeffer / Gerald R. Salancik B. Institutional TheoryThe Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields - Paul Di Maggio / Wlater Powell Organizational EcologyDensity-Dependent Processes - Glenn R. Carroll / Michael T. HannanEconomic Theories of Organizations - Michael J. HandelTheory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure - Michael C. Jensen /William H. MecklingThe Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach - Oliver E. Williamson CritiqueMarkets, Hierarchies and Hegemony - Charles PerrowThe Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism - Michael J. Handel A. Alfred Chandler's Account of the Rise of Big BusinessThe Emergence of Managerial Capitalism - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. B. Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big BusinessNeither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization - Walter W. Powell CritiqueLean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility - Bennett HarrisonOrganizational Culture - Michael J. HandelEngineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation - Gideon KundaOrganizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics - Michael J. HandelMen and Women of the Corporation - Rosabeth Moss KanterBlack Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - Sharon CollinsSegmented Labor Markets - Richard EdwardsThe Access Process: Loopholes as a System - Dan Clawson Alan Neustadtl, and Denise ScottOrganizational Deviance - Michael J. HandelNormal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies - Charles PerrowRational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision - Diane VaughanDemocratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management - Michael J. HandelThe Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models - Joyce Rothschild-WhittWorker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model - William Foote/Joseph R. Blasi/Douglas Lynn KruseGovernment, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations - Michael J. HandelStreet-Level Bureaucracy - Michael LipskyReferencesIndex