Sociology and Organization Theory

Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity

Author: John Hassard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484589

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

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It has been claimed that organization theory is in a state of crisis. This book traces the history of the orthodox systems theory paradigm in organization studies from its foundations to its recent deconstruction by postmodernists. The analysis offers general support for the "sociology-in-crisis" thesis, but takes issue with one of its main propositions, that paradigms are incommensurable. It is argued that paradigms are porous rather than hermetic phenomena, a fact that has profound implications for the theory building process.

Phänomenologie der Dienstleistungsqualität

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663088529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 7127

Durch Integration von atmosphärischen, rollentheoretischen und symbolisch-narrativen Aspekten erarbeitet der Autor ein vertieftes Verständnis von Dienstleistungsqualität, das über die bisherige Dienstleistungsforschung hinausgeht.

Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Managementlehre

Selbstverständnis — Herausforderungen — Konsequenzen

Author: Egbert Kahle

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322824349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 4175

Die Kommission "Wissenschaftstheorie" beschäftigte sich im Rahmen ihrer Jahrestagung mit der Bedeutung des Gewinnziels für die Erklärungs- und Gestaltungsfunktion der BWL. Im Mittelpunkt standen dabei die Abgrenzungen und Gemeinsamkeiten zur Managementlehre. Renommierte Wissenschaftler analysieren die Frage nach der Notwendigkeit neuer Paradigmen für die Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Neben Beiträgen, die das Problem allgemein behandeln und neue Paradigmen vorstellen, stehen Beiträge, die auf die aktuellen Entwicklungen in den Teilgebieten Organisation und Personalwesen eingehen und aufzeigen, welche Konsequenzen ein Paradigmenwechsel für spezifische betriebswirtschaftliche Fragestellungen haben könnte. Verzeichnis: Renommierte Wissenschaftler analysieren die Frage nach der Notwendigkeit neuer Paradigmen für die Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Neben Beiträgen, die das Problem allgemein behandeln und neue Paradigmen vorstellen, stehen Beiträge, die auf die aktuellen Entwicklungen in den Teilgebieten Organisation und Personalwesen eingehen und aufzeigen, welche Konsequenzen ein Paradigmenwechsel für spezifische betriebswirtschaftliche Fragestellungen haben könnte.

Konzeptionen der organisationalen Identität

Eine theorienpluralistische Perspektive zum Verhältnis von Organisation und Individuum

Author: Inga Krumm

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 3957101549

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3559

'Wer sind wir als Organisation? Was sind unsere Ziele und wie wollen wir diese erreichen?' - Unbestreitbar wichtige und höchst aktuelle Fragen der Management- und Organisationsforschung. Teils implizit, teils explizit werden sie insbesondere bei Krisen und organisationalen Veränderungen gestellt und bearbeitet. Sie knüpfen an das Konzept der organisationalen Identität an, das seit einer 'ersten' Beschreibung durch Albert und Whetten (1985) im Fokus einer komplexen Forschungslandschaft steht. Bei der Fülle und Heterogenität an Beiträgen und Ansätzen ist es das Anliegen der vorliegenden Arbeit, Ordnung und Systematik in die Forschung zum Gegenstandsbereich zu bringen und zu untersuchen, welche theoretischen Annahmen, methodischen Vorgehensweisen und anwendungsbezogenen Zielsetzungen vorherrschen. Über eine Rekonstruktion von organisationaler Identität aus funktionalistischer, interpretativer und sozialkonstruktivistischer sowie postmoderner Perspektive wird eine differenzierte und umfassende Basis für den theoretischen Diskurs geschaffen sowie Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Ansätzen herausgearbeitet und kritisch reflektiert. Das Buch richtet sich sowohl an Forschende und Studierende als auch an Personaler, Führungskräfte und Berater, die sich in komprimierter Form einen theoretisch fundierten Überblick zu organisationaler Identität verschaffen wollen sowie neue Impulse und Ideen für die Beratung und Gestaltung von Organisationen suchen. Dr. phil. Inga Krumm (geb. Bleuß), Dipl.-Psych. (Jg. 1982) studierte Psychologie und Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Bremen. Im Anschluss arbeitete sie als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Dozentin am Institut für Personalmanagement an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität in Hamburg und promovierte im Bereich der verhaltenswissenschaftlichen Organisationsforschung. Derzeit ist sie als Beraterin und Projektmanagerin für Strategie- und Organisationsentwicklung deutschlandweit tätig.

Pluralismus im Strategischen Management

Der Beitrag der Teilnehmerperspektive zur Lösung von Inkommensurabilitätsproblemen in Forschung und Praxis

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366308857X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9195

Der Autor sucht Auswege aus der Pluralismusproblematik. Auf Basis des methodischen Konstruktivismus entwickelt er eine Perspektive zur Überwindung des Inkommensurabilitätsproblems.

In Defence of Organisation Theory

A Reply to the Critics

Author: Lex Donaldson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521315395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 2244

This book provides a concise, clear survey and defence of organizational theory. That theory and its associated research has in recent years become subject to strong criticism. Rival perspectives on organizations have been put forward. One of these stresses that organizations need to be understood as made up of individual people. Another asserts the need to see organizations as part of the conflicts and radical struggles in society. These alternative views have led to a host of critiques of conventional organization studies. It is attacked as being tautological, philosophically naive, ideological, and managerially biased. To date there has been no substantial reply to these criticisms by a protagonist of organization theory. This volume uniquely fills that gap. In part one the author examines and rebuts each of the major lines of criticism. In part two the rival approaches suggested by the critics are themselves subjected to an analysis of their limitations. The book concludes with a new model of organizational design which provides a synthesis of previous research.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 6211

Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Mixed Methods

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: 411

View: 9920

Disorganization Theory

Explorations in Alternative Organizational Analysis

Author: John Hassard,Mihaela Kelemen,Julie Wolfram Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134114834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3022

Organizational analysis has moved in a number of directions since its origins in mainstream theories of positivism and functionalism. This challenging book sets out an alternative agenda for the field, discussing existing critical discourses, whilst exploring a selection of emerging ideas and arguments. Addressing a series of key epistemological, conceptual and methodological issues, Disorganization Theory is designed to encourage reflexive thinking on the part of the reader. Influenced by critical philosophies of deconstruction and discourse, the book not only offers insight into established debates surrounding, for example, postmodernism and actor-network theory, but also brings forth new insights in the field: mimesis, consumption, retrospection, decoration, governmentality, and fluidity theories are all discussed. Written by an international team of leading organizational theorists, this book is an important and contentious addition to the literature. It is an ideal companion for students and researchers working in the fields of advanced organization and management theory, and critical management studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory

Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Christian Knudsen

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199275250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 644

View: 6493

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 book reviews and evaluates important epsitemological 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. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

The language of organization

Author: Robert Ian Westwood,Stephen Linstead

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 7282

The importance of communication for organizations has been an ongoing concern since management was first theorized. Yet language has tended to be viewed as simply a medium of communication - without language per se being theoretically problematized. This book enables a more critical exploration of the major theoretical positions on language and organization, explaining why language warrants a more central and considered place in organization studies. Language and Organization explains how various perspectives on the relationship between language and organization can be represented and explored. Concerned with issues such as power, knowledge and organizational discourse, this book will provide essential new links for a prope

Understanding knowledge management

critical and postmodern perspectives

Author: Alexander Styhre

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Pr

ISBN: 9788763001090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 6776

"Understanding Knowledge Management presents an integrated critique of the Knowledge Management theory perspective, aiming at discussing the ontological, epistemological, and political qualities of concepts such as ""knowledge"" and ""management"". "

Revisiting organization theory

integration and deconstruction of gender and transformation of organization theory

Author: Regine Bendl

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

View: 9207

This book deals with organizational discourse and its gender subtexts. The two main research questions guiding this book are: first, according to what notions and patterns are males and females (re)produced within organizational texts, and more crucially, according to what gender subtext is organizational discourse (re)framed? Second, how does this gender subtext discourse influence, change and transform organizational discourse and contribute to the development of a new field or space for organizational research that transgresses mainstream disciplinary borders? In pursuing these questions deconstructively this book stresses on the processes and patterns according to which organizational discourse, and thus, of course, organizational scholars (re)produce gender.

Synergy Matters

Working with Systems in the 21st Century

Author: Adrian M. Castell

Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

View: 8223

The 21st century is now almost upon us and, whilst this represents a somewhat artificial boundary, it provides an opportunity for reflection upon the changes, and the accelerating pace of change, in our social, economic, and natural environments. These changes and their effects are profound, not least in terms of access to information and communication technologies, at once global in effect and manifest locally. These changes and their consequent demands are reflected in the theme of this volume: Synergy Matters, proceedings from the 6th UK Systems Society International Conference.

Researching the world of work

strategies and methods in studying industrial relations

Author: Keith Whitfield,George Strauss

Publisher: Ilr Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 2823

This book, the first on industrial relations research methods, comes at a time when the field of industrial relations is in flux and research strategy has become more complex and varied. Research that once focused on the relationship between labor and management now involves a wider range of issues. This change has raised a number of key questions about how research should be done.The contributors represent four countries and a range of fields, including economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and industrial relations. They identify distinctive research strategies and suggest approaches that might be appropriate in the future. Among their concerns are the relative value of qualitative and quantitative methods, of using primary and secondary data, and of single versus multimethod techniques.

Cross-national Appropriation of Work Systems

Japanese Firms in the UK

Author: Ayse Saka

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

View: 8381

The diffusion of work processes across countries through foreign direct investment and technological collaborations is an increasingly important practice in today's global economy. Ayse Saka explores this process both by focusing on the role of actors in appropriating different ways of operating and by examining the effects of the institutional environment in the host country. The author uses the example of Japanese firms operating in the UK to explore how the diffusion of work systems occurs in practice. She finds that institutional, organisational and group characteristics, have great influence on the degree to which Japanese work systems are put to practice and accepted by UK adopter companies. The degree to which alternative work systems are accepted depends in part on the flexibility of the institutional setting and on social patterns of interaction in organisations.This unique and original book will appeal to a wide-ranging audience, including researchers, lecturers and scholars specialising in management studies in human resource management, industrial relations, organisational behaviour and international operations management. Cross-National Appropriation of Work Systems will also be invaluable to management practitioners and policymakers.

Organisational Change

Theory and Practice

Author: Christian Louis Van Tonder

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Change

Page: 255

View: 932

Organizational Communication

Author: Linda Putnam,Kathleen J. Krone

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412910453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2048

View: 310

The field of organizational communication has mushroomed in the past three decades. Originally viewed as a spin-off from management and organizational psychology, organizational communication is now a major area of research, education, and practice. Studies in organizational communication focus on the messages, meanings, patterns of communication, discourse, and symbols as they aid in defining the nature of organizations. In effect, organizational communication scholars study the dynamic interplay between communication processes and human organizing. This volume assembles in one collection the major works that form the building blocks of organizational communication studies. It chronicles the development of the field through articles that were influential in setting agendas and charting the course of research. Focusing on both mainstream and innovative topics, these volumes contain major works that cross five main arenas of the field, divided as follows: Volume 1: History and Theoretical Perspectives-- covering articles that review the history of the field and formative studies on communication systems; Volume 2: Communication Patterns, Structures, and Images -featuring articles that center on communication networks, media, technology, and organizational images; Volume 3: Relational and Identity Issues-focusing on communication studies of leadership, socialization, identity, and organizational change; Volume 4: Participation, Power, and Gender-centering on issues of democracy, control, resistance, and diversity; and Volume 5: Cultures, Globalization, and Discourse-including studies of communication and culture, discourse, and emotions. No other collection contains such classic and field defining works that represent the central currents of the field. This set is an essential reference volume for students, researchers and scholars in organizational communication, management, organizational sociology, administration, and organizational behavior.