The Sociology of Organizations: Classic, Contemporary, and Critical Readings

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Michael J Handel
SAGE, 2003 - Business & Economics - 541 pages
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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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The Sociology of Organizations

Contents

ORGANIZATIONS AS RATIONAL SYSTEMS
5
Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority 1924
17
B Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor
24
Critique
32
OF ORGANIZATIONAL VARIATION
39
Technology and Organization 1965
52
The Measurement of Organization Structures 1973
66
HI ORGANIZATIONS AS HUMAN AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS
77
Institutional Isomorphism
243
Organizational Ecology
254
ECONOMIC THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONS
263
Managerial Behavior Agency Costs
269
Cost Approach 1981
276
Critique
288
The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism 1984
303
Network Forms of Organization 1990
315

The Hawthorne Experiments 1941
85
Critique
97
B Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement
108
From Control to Commitment in the Workplace 1985
114
From Control
123
Critique
131
ORGANIZATIONS AS HUMAN AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS
145
The World of Corporate Managers 1988
157
Changes in the Labor Process Under Market
170
RATIONALITY AND NONRATIONALITY
181
POWER INSIDE ORGANIZATIONS
205
Organizations and Oligarchy 1915
211
Critique
331
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
347
Up
397
Segmented Labor Markets 1979
408
Loopholes as a System 1992
423
Xn ORGANIZATIONAL DEVIANCE
433
Rational Choice Situated Action and the Social Control
443
GOVERNMENT NONPROFIT AGENCIES
497
References
519
Index
527
About the Editor
541
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