Studying Organization: Theory and Method

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Stewart R Clegg, Cynthia Hardy
SAGE, Apr 29, 1999 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks.

In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies.

Studying Organization is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology.

Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part One locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. The second part reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
FRAMEWORKS FOR ANALYSIS
23
a Historically Contested Terrain
25
2 The Normal Science of Structural Contingency Theory
51
3 Organizational Ecology
71
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis
109
the Great Disappearing Act?
142
6 The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory
169
10 Action Research for the Study of Organizations
272
11 Emotion and Organizing
289
12 Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life
311
13 Images of Time in Work and Organization
327
a Struggle for Intellectual Dominance
345
15 Some Dare Call It Power
368
16 Normal Science Paradigms Metaphors Discourses and Genealogies of Analysis
388
Reflections on Theory in Practice
405

Approaches to Organizational Studies
185
Feminist Approaches to Organization Studies
212
REFLECTIONS ON RESEARCH THEORY AND PRACTICE
253
9 Data in Organization Studies
255
Representations
422
Index
452
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About the author (1999)

Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.

Cynthia Hardy is a Professor in the Faculty of Management, McGill University. Her publications include Strategies for Retrenchment and Turnaround: The Politics of Survival (De Gruyter, 1990) and Managing Organizational Closure (Gower, 1985).

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