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Organizational sociology. Organization theory

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  • 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...

  • The Values of Bureaucracyby Paul du Gay

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Bureaucracy is often used as short-hand for the dysfunctions of organizations. Its reform or abolition is continually demanded or promised. This book highlights the positive attributes of bureaucracy and shows why bureaucratic organization should be valued, both by those engaged in business and commerce, and those responsible for running states and... more...

  • Reworking Genderby Karen Lee Ashcraft; Dennis K. Mumby

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 49.00 US$ 41.65

    Reworking Gender: A Feminist Communicology of Organization examines the place of gender and feminist scholarship in contemporary critical organization studies. Departing from the common view of gender as a specialized branch of organization scholarship, authors Dennis K. Mumby and Karen Lee Ashcraft reposition feminism in a communication-centered... more...

  • In Praise of Bureaucracyby Paul du Gay

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 46.00

    In this provocative new study, Paul du Gay makes a compelling case for the continuing importance of bureaucracy. Taking inspiration from the work of Max Weber, du Gay launches a staunch defence of `the bureaucratic ethos' and highlights its continuing relevance to the achievement of social order and good government in liberal democratic societies.... more...

  • Understanding Psychological Bonds between Individuals and Organizationsby Sebastian Fuchs

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    In Understanding Psychological Bonds between Individuals and Organizations the author integrates different theoretical perspectives on how individuals form deep, meaningful, and self-defining relationships with their employing organization and proposes a novel and comprehensive take on key triggers and processes associated with such relationships. more...

  • Authority and Autonomyby Susanne Ekman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Offers a detailed and entertaining analysis of the daily interactions between managers and employees in creative knowledge intensive organizations. Based on vivid examples, the book shows how both managers and employees entertain contradictory understandings of their mutual commitment. more...

  • Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectivesby Craig Scott

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    Many of today's organizations "live in public"; they devote extensive resources to branding, catching the public eye, and capitalizing on the age of transparency. But, at the same time, a growing number of companies and other collectives are flying under the radar, concealing their identities and activities. This book offers a framework for thinking... more...

  • Organizational Research Methodsby Paul M Brewerton; Lynne Millward

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 67.00

    New from SAGE Publications `This text provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to major research methods in the Organizational sciences. It will be a boon to all students... a standard reference for staff teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies or organizational behaviour' - Professor... more...

  • Leadership and Powerby Daan Van Knippenberg; Michael Hogg

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 65.00

    Leadership and Power is a synthesis of contributions from eminent social psychologists and organizational scientists that addresses issues from a fresh perspective. In recent years, these themes have been re-examined through the lens of social categorization approaches that highlight people's social identity and social roles as group members, as... more...

  • Leadership and the Culture of Trustby Gilbert Fairholm

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 130.00

    Leadership is not something one does alone. It is an expression of collective, community action--unified action of leaders and followers who trust enough to jointly achieve mutual goals. The task of creating a culture conducive to interactive trust is perhaps the preeminent leadership task. This practical guide identifies the key elements leaders... more...