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Bureaucracy, Collegiality and Social Change
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Bureaucracy, Collegiality and Social Change

Redefining Organizations with Multilevel Relational Infrastructures

9781839102363 Edward Elgar Publishing
Emmanuel Lazega, Professor, Sciences Po, CSO-CNRS, IUF, France
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 83910 236 3 Extent: 352 pp
This insightful book theorizes the contrast between two logics of organization: bureaucracy and collegiality. Based on this theory and employing a new methodology to transform our sociological understanding, Emmanuel Lazega sheds light on complex organizational phenomena that impact markets, political economy, social networks and social stratification.

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This insightful book theorizes the contrast between two logics of organization: bureaucracy and collegiality. Based on this theory and employing a new methodology to transform our sociological understanding, Emmanuel Lazega sheds light on complex organizational phenomena that impact markets, political economy, social networks and social stratification.

Lazega focuses on how organizations use and combine logics of bureaucracy and collegiality, deploying and developing the analysis of multilevel networks to explore how these logics coalesce and interact in organizational settings and stratigraphies. Revisiting sociological knowledge on various phenomena, such as coopetition in science, markets and government, the creation of new institutions in political economy and elite self-segregation, this book advances our perception of the changes introduced in the contemporary ‘science of organizations’ by the digitalization of society.

Offering new theoretical insights into organizations, this book is crucial for sociologists of organizations and management scholars, as well as postgraduate students, in search of an innovative understanding of the trajectories of contemporary organizations. The analysis of multilevel networks will also benefit practitioners and analysts working in the field.
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Contents: 1. Introduction PART I A STRATIGRAPHIC AND MULTILEVEL NETWORK APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONS 2. Bureaucracy and collegiality co-constituting organizations as multilevel settings 3. Combined bureaucracy and collegiality in co-constitution of organizations and their environment PART II EXPLORATORY APPLICATIONS OF STRATIGRAPHIC AND MULTILEVEL NETWORK APPROACHES 4. Government by relationships: policy, collegial oligarchies of insiders, and institutions of the political economy 5. Revisiting the role of organizations in generating social
inequalities and stratification 6. Inside-out collegiality: new bureaucratic parameterizations of commons through digitalization 7. Conclusion References Index

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