Exploring complex organizations: a cultural perspective
The author of this volume explains how and why the mysteries of complex formal organizations are best unravelled using ethnographic techniques. Her book draws on the themes developed by leading thinkers in organization theory, cultural anthropology and sociology, and describes a personal quest for methods of organizational analysis that will be of interest to all students and scholars concerned with the potential of qualitative research in organizational settings.
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Introduction in a Form of SelfExplanation
The Original Sin and the New Sin
Why Has It Parted Ways With
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Abner Cohen accounts actors altemative analysis analyze anthropology of complex approach aspects Berger Burawoy bureaucratic Charles Perrow cognitive Cohen collective action complex organizations conceming concept conﬂict context Crozier Czamiawska-Joerges Dalton definition E. W. Lehman Eds empirical ethnographic ethnomethodology everyday example extemal fact functionalism ganization Garfinkel Geertz Glaser grounded theory human ideology individual inﬂuence institutions intemal interesting interpretation interviews large organizations Leach leam Mary Douglas meaning metaphor method methodology Michael Burawoy Michel Crozier modem observation occupational community one’s organization theory organizational actors organizational culture paradigm participant observation Perrow perspective phenomena political positivist possible present problem proposed rationality reader on complex reality reﬂection relationships representations result rhetoric role Selznick sense social anthropology social construction social representations social science social structures societies sociological reader studies of complex symbolic Tavistock Institute theoretical tion tional traditional Tumer understand Westem workers