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Meyer, John W.

Works: 120 works in 308 publications in 5 languages and 5,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: HM131, 302.35
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Most widely held works by John W Meyer
Organizational environments : ritual and rationality by John W Meyer( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National development and the world system : educational, economic, and political change, 1950-1970( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and French and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional environments and organizations : structural complexity and individualism by W. Richard Scott( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School knowledge for the masses : world models and national primary curricular categories in the twentieth century by John W Meyer( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World society : the writings of John W. Meyer by John W Meyer( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title gathers Meyer's widely-scattered work, reviewing four decades of scholarship, and adding several original pieces from his current work. It gathers substantive commentary on social processes, from stratification to globalisation to socialisation, and on key social institutions, from science to religion to law to education
Hyper-organization : global organizational expansion by Patricia Bromley( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyper-organization' offers an institutional explanation for the expansion of formal organization in the contemporary era-in numbers, internal complexity, social domains, and national contexts. Much expansion is hard to justify in terms of technical production or political power, it lies in areas such as protecting the environment, promoting marginalized groups, or behaving with transparency. The authors argue that expansion is supported by widespread cultural rationalization characterized by scientism, rights and empowerment discourses, and an explosion of education. These cultural changes are transmitted through legal, accounting, and professionalization principles, driving the creation of new organizations and the elaboration of existing ones. The resulting organizations are constructed to be proper social actors, as much as functionally effective entities. They are painted as autonomous and integrated but depend heavily on external definitions to sustain this depiction. So expansion creates organizations that are, whatever their actual effectiveness, structurally arational. This book advances theories of social organization in three main ways.0
To call it home : the new immigrants of southwestern Minnesota by Joseph Anthony Amato( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information about the newest wave of immigrants to southwestern Minnesota--Africans, Asians, and Hispanics. Responds to such questions as who the newcomers are, why they came, and what they experience upon arrival there. Gives special attention to matters of social services, housing, school, and crime. Seeks a comparative understanding of migration patterns and the different experiences of several food-processing cities in southwestern Minnesota
Beyond the nation-state : the reconstruction of nationhood and citizenship by David Kamens( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental linkages and organizational complexity : public and private schools by W. Richard Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The environment within which an organization must operate is expected to influence its administrative and program characteristics. Since public schools operate in more complex and conflicting environments than do private schools, it is predicted that they will exhibit greater administrative complexity and less curricular coherence. These predictions are tested and largely confirmed by a review of previous research and in a new study using data from a six-county survey of a sample of private, public, and parochial schools and districts in the San Francisco Bay area. A 53-item reference list and 8 data tables are appended. (Author/TE)
Weltkultur : wie die westlichen Prinzipien die Welt durchdringen by John W Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational factors affecting legalization in education by John W Meyer( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legalization here refers to the introduction into the educational system of new legal rules, emanating from outside the routine channels of educational management. It includes general legal rules from legislation, from the courts, or from higher administrative levels. The key to the definition is lack of integration of the new rules with the main rules already constituting the system or the lack of integration of the new channels of control with the old ones. The main argument of this paper is that legalization is a product of the rise of more central (now, national) controls and pressures in a system that is organizationally decentralized. Interventions, in such a system, take the form of specialized rules unintegrated with the rest of the educational system. Such legalization creates a good deal of organizational disorder in the educational system itself, though this is not inevitably to be seen as unsatisfactory. Policy implications and possible future directions for change are discussed. (Author/JM)
The organization of institutional sectors by W. Richard Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following recent thinking that sees organizations' structures as dependent on their environments, the authors consider characteristics of institutional sectors that affect the organizations arising within them. They first point out problems in present models relating organizations to their environments and discuss several "forerunners" of their proposed model. They begin their presentation of their own model by defining an "institutional sector" as a domain identified by similarity of service, product, or function. The authors then describe four sets of characteristics of institutional sectors and suggest 23 hypotheses about them. The first set of characteristics involves the distinction between technical (or market-run) sectors and institutional sectors (in which rules and requirements predominate). Six hypotheses regarding organizations in these two types of sectors are listed. The second characteristic comprises the sector levels--including national, regional, or local levels--on which an organization operates; one hypothesis is presented. Sector decision-making processes, on funding or program matters, constitute the third set of characteristics. Eleven hypotheses are generated regarding decision-making centralization, fragmentation or unification, and substance (whether deciding core or peripheral matters). The fourth set of characteristics and the final five hypotheses involve sector controls, including structural, process, or outcome modes of control. (Rw)
Centralization, fragmentation, and school district complexity by John W Meyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report investigates how administrative complexity in funding and personnel of American public school districts varies depending on local, state, and federal funding environments. The analyses are based on a data set integrated from several national data sources describing school districts in the 1970s. As hypothesized in the study, dependence on federal funding, which takes the form of complex and fragmented programs, generates more administrative positions and expenditures than do the other levels. State funding, which reflects legitimated and integrated state control over public education, creates the least administrative intensity. High levels of local funding, reflecting dependence on an environment that is complex but not highly formally organized, generates intermediate levels of administrative staffing and funding. Twenty-one references, an "Overview of Categorical Educational Programs" chart and five tables are appended. (21 (Author/CJH)
Energy supply, demand/need, and the gaps between by John W Meyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Große Armut, großer Reichtum : Zur Transnationalisierung sozialer Ungleichheit( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of the effects of education on civic participation in developing societies by John W Meyer( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the open-space school upon teacher influence and autonomy; the effects of an organizational innovation by John W Meyer( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study compares teachers in open-space and traditional schools with respect to variables including the teacher's sense of influence, job satisfaction, and attitude toward being evaluated by colleges. Questionnaires were administered to 110 teachers from nine open-space elementary schools and 120 teachers from eight traditional elementary schools, all with predominantly middle-class suburban populations. The major findings showed that open-space school teachers were more satisfied with their jobs, felt more autonomous, and reported more influence in decision making. In traditional schools, ambitious teachers tended to be more dissatisfied with teaching than did unambitious teachers. Women teachers interested in verticle promotion were less satisfied than women without such interests. Open schools appear to give teachers professional ambition which becomes an important source of job satisfaction. The report provides evidence that organizational innovations have definite effects on teacher attitudes. Intercorrelations, questionnaires, and a 10-item bibliography are included. (Mjm)
La Educación en la sociedad mundial : teoría institucional y agenda de investigación de los sistemas educativos contemporáneos by John W Meyer( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cratering in Greenland icecap snow by John A Conway( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting cratering effects from explosions in various media and with various charge geometries is a primary purpose of nuclear weapons research. This report deals with crater formation resulting from high-explosive surface bursts in a snow medium. The test program for which crater data were obtained consisted of nine 256-pound TNT charges, one 500-pound C-4 charge, one 1,860-pound C-4 charge, and two 4,180-pound C-4 charges. All were surface bursts fired on the Greenland icecap. Results show that craters produced in snow are larger than those produced in other media, presumably due to greater vaporization and compaction of material. These craters have a characteristic wide, shallow appearance; it is believed that pseudoelastic rebound is the mechanism that diminishes crater depth. Analysis of the crater data shows that scaling exponents for craters in snow are lower than cube-root or other scaling exponents generally used for craters in soil or rock media. (Author)
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Institutional environments and organizations : structural complexity and individualism
Alternative Names
John W. Meyer Amerikaans socioloog

John W. Meyer sociologue américain

John W. Meyer US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Meyer, John

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