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Organization theory : critical and philosophical engagements

Author: Tuomo Peltonen
Publisher: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Series: Critical management studies (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Understanding of the history and development of organization theory has recently made advances through work emerging on the history of management thought as well as through the institutionalization of critical approaches to organizations and organizational knowledge. This book provides a new reading of the historical development of organization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peltonen, Tuomo.
Organization theory.
Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing, 2016
(OCoLC)950479432
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tuomo Peltonen
ISBN: 9781785609459 1785609459
OCLC Number: 973932310
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Ch. 1 Introduction --
1.1. Organizational Theories --
General and Hybrid --
1.2. Critical Management Studies --
1.3. What Is Theory? --
1.4. General Theory --
1.4.1. General Theory as Traditions and Paradigms --
1.4.2. Paradigms --
1.4.3. Traditions as Paradigms --
1.5. Theoretical Approaches in This Book --
ch. 2 Classical Organization Theory --
2.1. Practical Classical Theory --
2.2. Sociological Branch of Classical Theory --
2.3. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
2.3.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
2.3.2. Organizational Management --
2.3.3. Relationship between Organization and Environment --
2.4. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 3 Cultural Modern Organization Theory --
3.1. Development of Modern Organizational Theory --
3.2. Cultural Modern Theory --
3.3. Human Relations Movement --
3.4. Chester Barnard's Cooperative Theory --
3.5. Columbia School of Organizational Sociology --
3.6. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
3.6.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
3.6.2. Organizational Management --
3.6.2.1. Maintaining Organizational Communication --
3.6.2.2. Ensuring that Individuals Provide Essential Services --
3.6.2.3. Definition of An Organization's Goals and Objectives --
3.6.3. Relationship between Organization and Environment --
3.7. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 4 Rational Modern Organization Theory --
4.1. Decision-Making Theory --
4.2. Structural Contingency Theory --
4.3. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
4.3.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
4.3.2. Organizational Management --
4.3.3. Relationship between Organization and Environment --
4.3.3.1. Contingency Factors of an Organization's Operating Environment --
4.3.3.2. Adaptation of the Structure to Contextual Environmental Factors --
4.4. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 5 Interpretative Organization Theory --
5.1. Interpretative Social Theory --
5.1.1. Phenomenological Sociology --
5.1.2. Hermeneutics --
5.1.3. Semiotics --
5.2. David Silverman's "The Theory of Organizations" --
5.3. Interpretative-Symbolic Approach in Organizational Theory --
5.4. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
5.4.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
5.4.2. Organizational Management --
5.4.3. Relationship between Organization and Environment --
5.5. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 6 Critical Organization Theory --
6.1. Harry Braverman and Labor Process Theory --
6.2. Critical Theory --
6.3. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
6.3.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
6.3.2. Organizational Management --
6.3.3. Relationship between Organization and Environment --
6.4. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 7 Postmodern Organization Theory --
7.1. Theory of Postmodern Organizations --
7.2. Poststructuralist Organization Theory --
7.3. Interpretation of Substantive Topics --
7.3.1. Relationship between Individual and Organization --
7.3.2. Organizational Management --
7.3.3. Relationship between the Organization and the Environment --
7.4. Summary and Discussion --
ch. 8 Conclusions and Discussion --
8.1. Rereading of Classics --
8.2. Importance of the Work of Weber --
8.3. From Weber to Sorokin --
8.4. CMS and the Possibility of a New Eschatology in Organization Theory.
Series Title: Critical management studies (Series)
Responsibility: Tuomo Peltonen.

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