Studying Organization: Theory and Method
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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2 The Normal Science of Structural Contingency Theory
3 Organizational Ecology
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis
the Great Disappearing Act?
6 The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory
10 Action Research for the Study of Organizations
11 Emotion and Organizing
12 Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life
13 Images of Time in Work and Organization
a Struggle for Intellectual Dominance
15 Some Dare Call It Power
Reflections on Theory in Practice