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Organizational sociology. Organization theory

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  • South Africa 2010: Leveraging Nation Brand Benefits from the FIFA World Cupby Brendon Knott; Alan Fyall; Ian Jones; Alan Fyall; Brian Garrod

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2011; US$ 9.49

    This case study is part of the Contemporary Cases Online series. The series provides critical case studies that are original, flexible, challenging, controversial and research-informed, driven by the needs of teaching and learning. more...

  • The Values of Bureaucracyby Paul du Gay

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 53.99

    The end of bureaucracy has been anticipated many times throughout the history of management science, as well as in modern social and political theory. This book sets out to show why bureaucracy persists and what values it embodies and upholds. Thus the book seeks to show how and why bureaucratic forms of organization have played, and continue to play,... more...

  • Basics of Licensing: Licensee Editionby Gregory J. Battersby; Danny Simon

    Kent Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    The second volume of the Basics of Licensing series, this book expands on the various licensing topics examined in the first, but from the contrasting perspective of the licensor or property owner. It provides a comprehensive overview of the unique considerations and steps a licensee should take in securing a license, developing a licensed product,... more...

  • American Pragmatism and Organizationby Mihaela Kelemen; Nick Rumens

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within a range of disciplines including politics, education, administrative science and religion. However, American pragmatism struggled to maintain... more...

  • Styles of Organizingby Gibson Burrell

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    In this book, leading organization theorist Gibson Burrell presents a provocative and challenging approach to the study of organizations, aiming to move beyond the two-dimensionality of much organizational thinking and present more complex 3-D models, which allow for the 'intractions' of apparently disparate perspectives. The book aims to illuminate... more...

  • The Evaluation Societyby Peter Dahler-Larsen

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Evaluation?whether called by this name, quality assurance, audit, accreditation, or others?is an important social activity. Any organization that "lives in public" must now evaluate its activities, be evaluated by others, or evaluate others. What are the origins of this wave of evaluation? And, what worthwhile results emerge from it? The Evaluation... more...

  • Philosophy and Organisationby Campbell Jones; René ten Bos

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 58.95

    Featuring original contributions from some of the most exciting scholars writing at the intersection of philosophy and organization today, this accessible volume provides readers with a complete overview of this complex subject. Ground-breaking and drawing on recent efforts in management and organization studies to take philosophy seriously, it... more...

  • Interpreting the Maternal Organizationby Heather Höpfl; Monika Kostera

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Over the past ten to fifteen years there has been an increasing interest in emotion in organizations, in diversity, ethics, care and the ubiquitous pursuit of quality. These concerns, however, have consistently been reduced to issues of management and regulation. There is now a growing need to confront issues related to the dehumanization of organizations.... more...

  • Organization Theory and Postmodern Thoughtby Stephen Andrew Linstead

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 62.00

    Focuses on a major philosopher who has had, or should have, a major influence on organization theory. more...

  • Critical Analysis of Organizationsby Catherine Joan Casey

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 60.00

    `I am sure that this will be a book that will make a major impact' - Mike Reed, Lancaster University In this comprehensive and scholarly book, the essential critical strands in organizational analysis are explained. It examines how central traditions have realigned in relation to the challenge of postmodernism and the new reflexive turn in organizational... more...