The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Christian Knudsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199275250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 644

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This book provides a forum for leading scholars in organization theory to engage in meta-theoretical reflection on the historical development, present state, and future prospects of organization theory as a scientific discipline. The central question explored is the epistemological status of organization theory as a policy science. This is a meta-theoretical question; the object of analysis and debate in this volume is not a set of organizational phenomena, but organization theory itself.By drawing attention to organization theory as a practical social activity, this handbook reviews and evaluates important epistemological developments in the discipline. More specifically, the focus is on issues related to the nature of knowledge claims put forward in organization theory and the controversies surrounding the generation, validation, and utilization of such knowledge. Five sets of questions are raised in the handbook, each one of which is dealt with in a separate section:1) What does a science of organizations consist of? What counts as valid knowledge in organization theory and why? How do different paradigms view organization theory as a science? 2) How has organization theory developed over time, and what structure has the field taken? What assumptions does knowledge produced in organization theory incorporate, and what forms do its knowledge claims take as they are put forward for public adoption? 3) How have certain well-known controversies in organization theory, such as for example, the structure/agency dilemma, the study of organizational culture, the different modes of explanation, the micro/macro controversy, and the differnet explanations produced by organizational economists and sociologists, been dealt with? 4) How, and in what ways, is knowledge generated in organization theory related to action? What features must organization theory knowledge have in order to be actionable, and of relevance to the world 'out there'? How haveethical concerns been taken into account in organization theory? 5) What is the future of organization theory? What direction should the field take? What must change in the way research is conducted and key theoretical terms are conceptualized so that organization theory enhances its capacity to generate valid and relevant knowledge?

Choice

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Category: Academic libraries

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The Demise of a Rural Economy

From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village

Author: Stephen Gudeman

Publisher: London : Routledge and Kegan Paul, July 1978.

ISBN: 9780710088369

Category: Agriculture

Page: 176

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Equality and Social Policy

Author: Albert Weale

Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul

ISBN: 9780710087713

Category: Equality

Page: 149

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Flats, families and the under-fives

Author: Elizabeth Gittus

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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The Neighbourhood Advice Centre

A Community Project in Camden

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Community development

Page: 310

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My mother said

the way young people learned about sex and birth control

Author: Christine Farrell,Leonie A. Kellaher

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

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The ways out

Utopian communal groups in an age of Babylon

Author: John R. Hall

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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People not cases

a philosophical approach to social work

Author: Nicholas M. Ragg

Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Social Relations and Innovation

Changing the State of Play in Hospitals

Author: David J. Hall

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 222

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Class, Codes and Control

Towards a theory of educational transmissions

Author: Basil B. Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 207

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Class, Codes and Control

Towards a Theory of Educational Transmissions

Author: Basil Bernstein

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Open Prisons

Author: Howard Jones,Paul Cornes,Richard Stockford

Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul

ISBN: N.A

Category: Open prisons

Page: 275

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The Meanings of Social Life

A Cultural Sociology

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195306406

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Presents an approach to how culture works in societies. Exposing our everyday myths and narratives in a series of empirical studies that range from Watergate to the Holocaust, this work shows how these unseen cultural structures translate into concrete actions and institutions.

Social Theory of International Politics

Author: Alexander Wendt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268435

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Drawing upon philosophy and social theory, Social Theory of International Politics develops a theory of the international system as a social construction. Alexander Wendt clarifies the central claims of the constructivist approach, presenting a structural and idealist worldview which contrasts with the individualism and materialism which underpins much mainstream international relations theory. He builds a cultural theory of international politics, which takes whether states view each other as enemies, rivals or friends as a fundamental determinant. Wendt characterises these roles as 'cultures of anarchy', described as Hobbesian, Lockean and Kantian respectively. These cultures are shared ideas which help shape state interests and capabilities, and generate tendencies in the international system. The book describes four factors which can drive structural change from one culture to another - interdependence, common fate, homogenization, and self-restraint - and examines the effects of capitalism and democracy in the emergence of a Kantian culture in the West.

New Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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Social System

Author: Talcott Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134927754

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism

Author: Royston Greenwood,Christine Oliver,Thomas B. Lawrence,Renate E. Meyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

View: 4906

The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.

Social Theory after the Internet

Media, Technology, and Globalization

Author: Ralph Schroeder

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 178735122X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The internet has fundamentally transformed society in the past 25 years, yet existing theories of mass or interpersonal communication do not work well in understanding a digital world. Nor has this understanding been helped by disciplinary specialization and a continual focus on the latest innovations. Ralph Schroeder takes a longer-term view, synthesizing perspectives and findings from various social science disciplines in four countries: the United States, Sweden, India and China. His comparison highlights, among other observations, that smartphones are in many respects more important than PC-based internet uses. Social Theory after the Internet focuses on everyday uses and effects of the internet, including information seeking and big data, and explains how the internet has gone beyond traditional media in, for example, enabling Donald Trump and Narendra Modi to come to power. Schroeder puts forward a sophisticated theory of the role of the internet, and how both technological and social forces shape its significance. He provides a sweeping and penetrating study, theoretically ambitious and at the same time always empirically grounded.The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of digital media and society, the internet and politics, and the social implications of big data.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

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