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Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations

9781839103254 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mary Godwyn, Professor of Sociology, History and Society Division, Babson College, US
Publication Date: June 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 325 4 Extent: c 608 pp
With original contributions from leading experts in the field, this cutting-edge Research Handbook combines theoretical advancement with the newest empirical research to explore the sociology of organizations. While including the traditional study of formal, corporate business organizations, the Handbook also explores more transitory, informal grassroots organizations, such as NGOs and artist communities.

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With original contributions from leading experts in the field, this cutting-edge Research Handbook combines theoretical advancement and the newest empirical research to explore the sociology of organizations.

Covering the major theoretical foundations of the topic, this innovative Research Handbook analyses critical and contemporary sociological theory, and examines the purposes and goals of a diverse range of organizations in a variety of contexts. Chapters detail original research that investigates labour relations, ethical and sustainable environmental practices, race, gender, class, sexuality, media, religion, politics, and alternative economic models to capitalism. This volume concludes with a consideration of power relations, looking at organizations as mesa-level mediators of individual and societal outcomes.

This Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations will prove an engaging and informative read for students and scholars of organization studies, labour policy, sociology, political science, economics, management, philosophy, and social psychology. With its global, interdisciplinary scope, it will also be invaluable to practitioners and policymakers working within a vast range of organizations.
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Contributors include: Stephen Allen, Mohammad Al-Saidi, Nadine Arnold, Muneeba Azam, Héloïse Berkowitz, Olivier Berthod, Martijn Boersma, Tony Bush, Jean-Pierre Chanteau, Yon Jung Choi, Cary Cooper, Andrew Creed, Martha Emilie Ehrich, Jacob T. Foster, Alexander Gardner-McTaggart, Dustin Garlitz, Mary Godwyn, Angela Graf, Michael Grothe-Hammer, Maricela Guzmán, Raimund Hasse, Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, Stuti Kokkalera, David C Lane, Ana Lopes, Klarissa Lueg, Dorota Marsh, Leo McCann, Connie L. McNeely, Madeline McPherson, Fiona Meechan, Julie Monroe, Hannah Mormann, Leonardo Oliver Ortíz, Carl Stefan Roth-Kirkegaard, Mark Read, Guy Redden, Michelle Reddy, Danielle Rudes, Christine Sim, Simon I Singer, Deborah B. Smith, Patricia Sullivan, Dinara Tokbaeva, Steve Vincent, Christopher N Walker, Jaleesa Renee Wells, Adrian Wright, Ambika Zutshi
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