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The sociology of organizations : classic, contemporary, and critical readings

Author: Michael J Handel
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2002.
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This volume of primary readings and overview essays provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of organizations. The readings represent a wide range of theoretical perspectives and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Handel
ISBN: 0761987665 9780761987666
OCLC Number: 50402736
Description: ix, 458 pages ; 24 cm
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 McGregorFrom 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 DiMaggio / 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
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"Michael Handel has assembled an authoritative andwide-ranging collection of key articles in the organizations field, andcomplements these papers with a terrific critical survey of the literature. Read more...

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