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Organizational sociology. Organization theory

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  • The Cultural Work of Corporationsby Megan Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    This book argues that corporate culture - the values, customs, and conventions of a business organization-has altered how workers conduct themselves both inside and outside the workplace. 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...

  • From Sociology to Computing in Social Networksby Nasrullah Memon; Reda Alhajj

    Springer Vienna 2010; US$ 189.00

    From Sociology to Computing in Social Networks provides an analysis of social networking and the emerging trends in data mining. Topics include social network modeling, customizable social network infrastructure construction, dynamic growth and evolution patterns identification, and more. 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...

  • Interpreting the Maternal Organizationby Heather Höpfl; Monika Kostera

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Meta-organizationsby G. Ahrne; N. Brunsson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Explains the unique way in which meta-organizations function, how they differ from organizations with individual membership, and how they are crucial agents in the process of globalization. This book is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students interested in organization theory, politics and organizations, or international organizations. more...

  • New Mantras in Corporate Corridorsby Subhash Sharma

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2007; US$ 25.00

    About the Book: This book is based on the idea of `holistic globalization` rooted in a dynamic interaction between four fundamental forces of Market, State, Community and Self. This leads us to a new global (`viswa`) vision of sacro-spiritual & sacro-civic society wherein there is a proper balance between economic development, social progress, and... more...

  • Organization Theory and Postmodern Thoughtby Stephen Andrew Linstead

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 50.00

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

  • Organization and Management in the Embrace of Governmentby Jone Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 49.95

    Organization and Management in the Embrace of Government is an original exploration of how governments affect the ways people organize themselves, manage those organizations, and respond to the organizations thus created. It is a grounded theory of how governments that are weak, erratic, or hostile undermine complex organization, trust, meritocracy,... more...

  • Organizing Wordsby Yiannis Gabriel

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 48.99

    Organizing Words includes a series of essays on some 220 widely used - and much debated - terms in the social sciences, and organization studies. Each essay explores the meaning and use of the word; and also the controversies they may have sparked. The book aims to be a first port of call for students, researchers, and scholars. - ;Organizing Words... more...