• Business & Economics

Legitimacy Processes in Organizations


Author: Cathryn Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780762310081
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 271
View: 8797
The purpose of this volume is to produce a collection of articles by leading social psychologists and organizational scholars that focus on legitimacy processes in organizations. Over the last two decades in social psychology within sociology, scholars have developed legitimacy theories that strive to show how legitimacy processes merge into structures. Also, in organizational research, issues of legitimacy processes are of central concern - for example, in neoinstitutional theory. Therefore, it is worthwhile to devote a volume that will address specifically how these legitimacy processes operate in organizations. This collection of papers will accomplish two goals. First, the contributors will have an opportunity to discuss how legitimacy processes contribute to our understanding of how organizations are structured and how they work. In addition, by examining legitimacy processes, the contributors will be able to explore the micro/macro implications of these processes. Second, this volume should stimulate more discussion between social psychologists and organizational researchers on issues of legitimacy and future directions for understanding legitimacy processes.

    • Business & Economics

Institutional Logics in Action


Author: Michael Lounsbury,Eva Boxenbaum
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781909210
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 399
View: 6768
The Institutional Logics Perspective is one of the fastest growing new theoretical areas in organization studies (Thornton, Ocasio & Lounsbury, 2012). Building on early efforts by Friedland & Alford (1991) to "bring society back in" to the study of organizational dynamics, this new scholarly domain has revived institutional analysis by embracing a

    • Business & Economics

Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research


Author: Peer C. Fiss,Bart Cambré,Axel Marx
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781907781
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 319
View: 5990
Some 20 years after the emergence of configurational theory as a key perspective in organization studies in the 1990s, this approach has yet to deliver on its promise. While we know that configurations – the relative arrangement of parts and elements - matters, empirical research on configurations is just beginning to deliver on its promise. The starting point of the edited volume is the revival and evolution of a configurational perspective on organizations, both in terms of the use of configurational set-theoretic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and in terms of configurational theorizing that has emerged from the use of such methods. The volume brings together a variety of scholars working with set theoretic configurational methods to apply these methods to a range of prominent fields in organization studies, ranging from organizational design, international business, and human resource practices to networks and the management of information systems. Each author or group of authors pays specific attention to assessing the potential of set-theoretical configurational methods for organization studies. Two extensive introductory chapters discuss the state of the art with regard to different set-theoretic (fuzzy set and crisp set) methods. In three response pieces leading scholars offer a reflection on the potential of set-theoretic methods for organizational analysis. The volume aims to provide both inspiration and practical advice on how to conduct configurational analysis. The chapters illustrate the breadth of organizational fields and the growing range of topics for which the configurational perspective can provides insights. This volume vividly illustrates that the configurational approach is maturing. It aims to inspire organizational scholars to develop theories and methods that truly consider organizations as clusters of interconnected structures and practices that have to be studied as configurations.

    • Business & Economics

Elites on Trial


Author: Glenn Morgan,Sigrid Quack,Paul Hirsch
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784416797
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 6573
Elites are 'on trial' firstly for their role in the past and shaping the context for the crisis, secondly in terms of how they responded to the crisis and finally in terms of what role they are playing in the aftermath. This book is concerned with what happens when elites are challenged by crisis and helps us understand 'elites on trial'.

    • Business & Economics

The Structuring of Work in Organizations


Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354357
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 7067
This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

    • Business & Economics

Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks


Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783507527
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
View: 7089
Social network analysis has transformed the study of organizations over the past 30 years.

    • Business & Economics

The University under Pressure


Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman,Catherine Paradeise
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781785608315
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 528
View: 9612
Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.

    • Business & Economics

Stanford's Organization Theory Renaissance, 1970-2000


Author: Frank Dobbin,Claudia Bird Schoonhoven
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849509301
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
View: 7784
Between 1970 and 2000, Stanford University enabled and supported an interdisciplinary community of organizations training, research, and theory building. This title summarizes the contributions of the main paradigms that emerged at Stanford in those three decades, and describes the sociological conditions under which this environment came about.

    • Psychology

The Psychology of Legitimacy

Emerging Perspectives on Ideology, Justice, and Intergroup Relations
Author: John T. Jost,Brenda Major
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786997
Category: Psychology
Page: 477
View: 5103
This book, first published in 2001, provides a general approach to the psychological basis of social inequality.

    • Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism


Author: Royston Greenwood,Christine Oliver,Thomas B. Lawrence,Renate E. Meyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526415054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 928
View: 978
The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.

    • Indigenous peoples

Education for Self-determination

The Worldwide Emergence and Institutionalization of "indigenous Colleges"
Author: Wade M. Cole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indigenous peoples
Page: 608
View: 571

    • Business & Economics

Studying Organization

Theory and Method
Author: Stewart R Clegg,Cynthia Hardy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446237192
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 5831
In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks. In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies. Studying Organization is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology. Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part One locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. The second part reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.

    • Social Science

Logics of Organization Theory

Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies
Author: Michael T. Hannan,László Pólos,Glenn R. Carroll
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400843014
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 3324
Building theories of organizations is challenging: theories are partial and "folk" categories are fuzzy. The commonly used tools--first-order logic and its foundational set theory--are ill-suited for handling these complications. Here, three leading authorities rethink organization theory. Logics of Organization Theory sets forth and applies a new language for theory building based on a nonmonotonic logic and fuzzy set theory. In doing so, not only does it mark a major advance in organizational theory, but it also draws lessons for theory building elsewhere in the social sciences. Organizational research typically analyzes organizations in categories such as "bank," "hospital," or "university." These categories have been treated as crisp analytical constructs designed by researchers. But sociologists increasingly view categories as constructed by audiences. This book builds on cognitive psychology and anthropology to develop an audience-based theory of organizational categories. It applies this framework and the new language of theory building to organizational ecology. It reconstructs and integrates four central theory fragments, and in so doing reveals unexpected connections and new insights.

    • Business & Economics

Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management

Perspectives on Glocalization
Author: Gili S. Drori,Markus A. Höllerer,Peter Walgenbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136493972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
View: 9361
Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management: Perspectives on Glocalization offers a broad exposition of the relations between the global and the local with regard to organizational and managerial ideas, practices, and forms. This edited volume forges ahead to capture the complexity of modern management and organization that results from the processes of glocalization. Universality is among the core underlying principles of the management of organizations, as well as of organization and management science itself. Yet, reality reveals enormous variation across social and cultural contexts. For instance, multinational corporations must adjust their management practices to adhere to national regulation and local standards; manufacturers and service providers routinely tailor their products to suit the local preferences of consumers; and non-profit organizations amend their advocacy agenda to appeal to local sentiments. The work assembled here goes beyond merely describing such patterns of variation and adaptation in organization and management; research and commentary engage directly with the tensions between homogeneity and heterogeneity, convergence and divergence, global and local. With contributions from leading scholars in the field of comparative organization studies, this collection offers a substantive contribution to the investigation of organization and management, as well as providing a valuable resource for students of organization studies, international business, and sociology.

    • Business & Economics

Organization Development

Principles, Processes, Performance
Author: Gary McLean
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781605093345
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 465
View: 5573
Designed for use in undergraduate and graduate programs in organization development, management, human resource development, and industrial and organizational psychology, Organization Development provides readers with an overview of the field and acquaints them with the basic principles, practices, values, and skills of OD. Covering every aspect of the work of an OD professional and featuring numerous illustrative case studies, it shows how OD professionals actually get work and what the first steps in any OD effort should be. Author Gary McLean surveys different ways to assess an organizational situation—including a comparison of the Action Research and Appreciative Inquiry models—and provides forms for devising an action plan based on that assessment. He then looks at how to choose and implement a range of interventions at different levels, as well as how to evaluate the results of an intervention. Organization Development goes beyond the organizational level to look at the application of OD on community, national, regional, and global levels. And it successfully combines theory and practice; process and outcomes; performance and affective results; effectiveness and efficiency.

    • Business & Economics

Managing ‘Human Resources’ by Exploiting and Exploring People’s Potentials


Author: Mikael Holmqvist,Andre Spicer
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905061
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 279
View: 1920
What are the human costs of ambidexterity? In this volume, the contributors examine how employees deal with following routines at the same time as they are expected to break them. They do this in a range of contexts including precarious work, online communities, management consultants, workers in the automotive industry, and consumers of pop-manag

    • Social Science

Markets On Trial

The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis
Author: Michael Lounsbury,Paul M. Hirsch
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242083
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
View: 1017
Since the mid-20th century, organizational theorists have increasingly distanced themselves from the study of core societal power centers and important policy issues of the day. This title addresses the global financial crisis debates and struggles around how to organize economies and societies around the world.

    • Business & Economics

Religion and Organization Theory


Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906939
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 456
View: 499
Despite the profound influence that religious organizations exert, religion occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. This volume aims to make available in one place existing knowledge on religion and organizations, encouraging more organization theorists to include religion as part of their research activities and agenda.

    • Business & Economics

Hierarchy and Organisation

Toward a General Theory of Hierarchical Social Systems
Author: Thomas Diefenbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135013403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
View: 8956
Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and longevity. It focuses on a single but fundamental problem of social systems such as dyads, groups, organisations and whole societies: Why and how does hierarchical social order persist over time? In order to investigate the question, author Thomas Diefenbach develops a general theory of the persistence of hierarchical social order. This theory interrogates the problem of the persistence of hierarchical social order from very different angles, in multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary ways. Even more crucially, it traces the very causes of the phenomenon, the reasons and interests behind hierarchy as well as the various mechanisms which keep it going. This is the first time such a theory is attempted. With the help of the theory developed in this book, it is possible to interrogate systematically, comprehensively and in detail how mindsets and behaviours as well as societal and organisational structures enable the continuation of hierarchy

    • Business & Economics

Power in organizations


Author: Mayer N. Zald
Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 7263