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Organization Theory

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Organization Theory

9781843769378 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Senior Professor of Management, GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84376 937 8 Extent: 840 pp
This comprehensive collection presents organization theory in its historical context. It includes an authoritative selection of seminal articles published since the 1960s, which exercise continuing influence on contemporary thinking about organizations.

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This comprehensive collection presents organization theory in its historical context. It includes an authoritative selection of seminal articles published since the 1960s, which exercise continuing influence on contemporary thinking about organizations.

Volume one addresses classical themes, which predate and inform modern organization theory. The second volume examines current trends, and concludes with reflections on method and on theory writing.

An excellent resource for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of organization theory. This collection will have particular appeal to people working in the fields of management studies, psychology, sociology, economics and political science.
Critical Acclaim
‘Czarniawska presents an authoritative overview of organization theory. Including the classics alongside the challenging and the provocative she gives an insight into the excitement that can be gained from the contemporary study of organized phenomena.’
– Anthony Hopwood, Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK
Contributors
36 articles, dating from 1961 to 2000
Contributors include: C. Argyris, N. Brunsson, G. Burrell, S. Clegg, J.G. March, J. Martin, C. Perrow, J. Pfeffer, L. Smircich, K.E. Weick
Contents
Contents:
Volume I: Central Topics
Acknowledgements
Introduction Barbara Czarniawska
PART I CREATING THE OBJECT OF ORGANIZATION THEORY
1. Dwight Waldo (1961), ‘Organization Theory: An Elephantine Problem’
2. Charles Perrow (1991), ‘A Society of Organizations’
3. Nils Brunsson and Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson (2000), ‘Constructing Organizations: The Example of Public Sector Reform’
PART II SYSTEMS: OPEN, LOOSELY COUPLED OR AUTOPOIETIC?
4. Floyd H. Allport (1962), ‘A Structuronomic Conception of Behavior: Individual and Collective’
5. Karl E. Weick (1976), ‘Educational Organizations as Loosely Coupled Systems’
6. Niklas Luhmann (1986), ‘The Autopoiesis of Social Systems’
PART III DECISION MAKING
7. Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen (1972), ‘A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice’
8. James G. March (1978), ‘Bounded Rationality, Ambiguity, and the Engineering of Choice’
9. Nils Brunsson (1982), ‘The Irrationality of Action and Action Rationality: Decisions, Ideologies and Organizational Actions’
PART IV ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
10. Chris Argyris (1976), ‘Single-Loop and Double-Loop Models in Research on Decision Making’
11. Bo Hedberg (1981), ‘How Organizations Learn and Unlearn’
12. Scott D.N. Cook and Dvora Yanow (1993), ‘Culture and Organizational Learning’
PART V LEADERSHIP
13. Gary Yukl (1971), ‘Toward A Behavioral Theory of Leadership’
14. Jeffrey Pfeffer (1977), ‘The Ambiguity of Leadership’
15. Linda Smircich and Gareth Morgan (1982), ‘Leadership: The Management of Meaning’
PART VI POWER AND CONTROL
16. D.J. Hickson, C.R. Hinings, C.A. Lee, R.E. Schneck and J.M. Pennings (1971), ‘A Strategic Contingencies' Theory of Intraorganizational Power’
17. William G. Ouchi (1979), ‘A Conceptual Framework for the Design of Organizational Control Mechanisms’
18. Stewart Clegg (1981), ‘Organization and Control’
PART VII ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
19. Edgar H. Schein (1983), ‘The Role of the Founder in Creating Organizational Culture’
20. Linda Smircich (1983), ‘Concepts of Culture and Organizational Analysis’
21. John Van Maanen and Stephen R. Barley (1984), ‘Occupational Communities: Culture and Control in Organizations’
Name Index

Volume II: Current Trends and Disciplinary Reflection
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I NEW INSTITUTIONALISM AND ORGANIZATION THEORY
1. Roland L. Warren (1967), ‘The Interorganizational Field as a Focus for Investigation’
2. Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell (1983), ‘The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields’
PART II ENACTMENT AND SENSEMAKING
3. Karl E. Weick (1988), ‘Enacted Sensemaking in Crisis Situations’
PART III POSTMODERN ORGANIZATION THEORY
4. Robert Cooper and Gibson Burrell (1988), ‘Modernism, Postmodernism and Organizational Analysis: An Introduction’
5. Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich (1991), ‘Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership’
PART IV FEMINIST ORGANIZATION THEORY
6. Joan Acker (1990), ‘Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations’
7. Joanne Martin (1990), ‘Deconstructing Organizational Taboos: The Suppression of Gender Conflict in Organizations’
PART V REFLECTIONS ON METHODOLOGY
8. Egon Bittner (1965), ‘The Concept of Organization’
9. Henry Mintzberg (1971), ‘Managerial Work: Analysis from Observation’
10. John Van Maanen (1979), ‘The Fact of Fiction in Organizational Ethnography’
11. Noel M. Tichy, Michael L. Tushman and Charles Fombrun (1979), ‘Social Network Analysis for Organizations’
PART VI REFLECTIONS ON THEORY
12. J. Kenneth Benson (1977), ‘Organizations: A Dialectical View’
13. Gareth Morgan (1980), ‘Paradigms, Metaphors, and Puzzle Solving in Organization Theory’
14. Karl E. Weick (1989), ‘Theory Construction as Disciplined Imagination’
15. W. Graham Astley and Raymond F. Zammuto (1992), ‘Organization Science, Managers, and Language Games’
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