Mastering Sociology

Author: Gerard O'Donnell

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Sociology

Page: 426

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This title, now in its fourth edition, has been fully revised to provide a comprehensive and up to date introduction to this popular subject. Topics covered include: the terms and concepts of sociology, the family, education, demographic issues, and the political system. This book offers guidance on preparing for exams, writing coursework, and answering data response and stimulus questions effectively. It builds students' knowledge and confidence using self test questions and answers, and includes extracts from original source materials as well as a glossary of sociological terms.

Mastering Strategic Management

Author: Tim Hannagan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 120

Mastering Strategic Management provides a clear and insightful exploration of the complex issues faced by managers today. Organisations face constant change as a result of competitive pressures, political changes, social developments and technological progress. Strategic management is a plan of action to enable an organisation to succeed in this changing world through the dynamic management organisation and leadership of private and public sector companies and institutions. This book describes and analyses all these issues and explains the process of meeting the needs of an organisation's customers and other stakeholders.

Mastering the Globalization of Business

Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 843

Cartwright provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of globalization and its relevance for all types and sizes of business. Commencing with a brief history that shows that globalization has been a factor in world trade since the 1600s, the text then considers the two opposing views held about globalization.

Relationale Soziologie

Zur kulturellen Wende der Netzwerkforschung

Author: Jan Fuhse

Publisher: Springer-Verlag


Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 946

Der Band stellt die relationale Soziologie als einen innovativen Theorie- und Forschungsansatz für aktuelle soziologische Diskussionen vor. Allgemein geht es der relationalen Soziologie um die theoretische Modellierung und empirische Analyse von sozialen Netzwerken als sozio-kulturelle Formationen – Netzwerkstruktur wird als verwoben mit kulturellen Mustern gedacht. Die internationalen Beiträge des Bandes zeigen theoretische und empirische Richtungen auf, mit denen der reine Strukturalismus der Netzwerkforschung überwunden werden kann. Dabei wird die Netzwerkforschung u.a. mit der Systemtheorie, der Soziologie der Konventionen und der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie in fruchtbare Verbindung gebracht. Mit Beiträgen von Harrison White, Roger Häußling, Ronald L. Breiger, Stephan Fuchs, Dirk Baecker, Sophie Mützel, Jan A. Fuhse, Athanasios Karafillidis, Boris Holzer, Christian Stegbauer, Patrick Aspers, Rainer Diaz-Bone, John Levi Martin und Monica Lee.