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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Preface
Introduction
Organizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration - Michael J. Handel
A. Early Definitions of Organization and Management
Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority - Max Weber
Critique
B. Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor
The Principles of Scientific Management - Frederick W. Taylor
Critique
The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century - Harry Braverman
Organizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation - Michael J. Handel
The Management of Innovation - Tom Burns / G.M. Stalker
Technology and Organization - Joan Woodward
The Measurement of Organization Structures - D.S. Pugh
Organizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work - Michael J. Handel
A. The Early Human Relations Movement
The Hawthorne Experiments - George C. Homans
Critique
Hawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology - Dana Bramel / Ronald Friend
B. Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement
The Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas McGregor
From Control to Commitment in the Workplace - Richard E. Walton
A Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice - Saul Rubinstein
Critique
Inside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective - Laurie Graham
Organizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure - Michael J. Handel
Conflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers - Melville Dalton
The World of Corporate Managers - Robert Jackall
Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism - Michael Burawoy
Rationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making - Michael J. Handel
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham Allison
Power Inside Organizations - Michael J. Handel
Organizations and Oligarchy - Robert Michaels
Organizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments - Michael J. Handel
A. Resource Dependency Theory
The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective - Jeffrey Pfeffer / Gerald R. Salancik
B. Institutional Theory
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields - Paul DiMaggio / Wlater Powell
Organizational Ecology
Density-Dependent Processes - Glenn R. Carroll / Michael T. Hannan
Economic Theories of Organizations - Michael J. Handel
Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure - Michael C. Jensen /William H. Meckling
The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach - Oliver E. Williamson
Critique
Markets, Hierarchies and Hegemony - Charles Perrow
The Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism - Michael J. Handel
A. Alfred Chandler’s Account of the Rise of Big Business
The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
B. Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big Business
Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization - Walter W. Powell
Critique
Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility - Bennett Harrison
Organizational Culture - Michael J. Handel
Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a Hihg-Tech Corporation - Gideon Kunda
Organizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics - Michael J. Handel
Men and Women of the Corporation - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Black Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - Sharon Collins
Segmented Labor Markets - Richard Edwards
The Access Process: Loopholes as a System - Dan Clawson Alan Neustadtl, and Denise Scott
Organizational Deviance - Michael J. Handel
Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies - Charles Perrow
Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision - Diane Vaughan
Democratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management - Michael J. Handel
The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models - Joyce Rothschild-Whitt
Worker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model - William Foote/Joseph R. Blasi/Douglas Lynn Kruse
Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations - Michael J. Handel
Street-Level Bureaucracy - Michael Lipsky
References
Index
 

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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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