Legitimacy Processes in Organizations

Author: Cathryn Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762310081
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

The purpose of this volume is to produce a collection of articles by leading social psychologists and organizational scholars that focus on legitimacy processes in organizations. Over the last two decades in social psychology within sociology, scholars have developed legitimacy theories that strive to show how legitimacy processes merge into structures. Also, in organizational research, issues of legitimacy processes are of central concern - for example, in neoinstitutional theory. Therefore, it is worthwhile to devote a volume that will address specifically how these legitimacy processes operate in organizations. This collection of papers will accomplish two goals. First, the contributors will have an opportunity to discuss how legitimacy processes contribute to our understanding of how organizations are structured and how they work. In addition, by examining legitimacy processes, the contributors will be able to explore the micro/macro implications of these processes. Second, this volume should stimulate more discussion between social psychologists and organizational researchers on issues of legitimacy and future directions for understanding legitimacy processes.

International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412915151
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is the definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. It is the premier reference tool for students, educators, scholars, and practitioners to gather knowledge about a range of important topics from the unique perspective of organization studies with extensive international representation. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced, and entries are based around a series of broad themes. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey bring together a team of international contributors from the fields of management, psychology, sociology, communications, education, political science, public administration, anthropology, law, and other related areas.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism

Author: Royston Greenwood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526415059
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Business & Economics

The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.

Elites on Trial

Author: Glenn Morgan
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781784416799
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Elites are 'on trial' firstly for their role in the past and shaping the context for the crisis, secondly in terms of how they responded to the crisis and finally in terms of what role they are playing in the aftermath. This book is concerned with what happens when elites are challenged by crisis and helps us understand 'elites on trial'.

Organizational Behavior 4

Author: John B. Miner
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765633094
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

This unique work bridges the gap between theory and practice in organizational behavior. It provides a practical guide to real-life applications of the 35 most significant theories in the field. The author describes each theory, then analyzes its usefulness and importance to the successful practice of management. His analysis covers key managerial topics such as goal setting, training and development, assessment, job enrichment, influence processes, decision-making, group processes, organizational development, organizational structuring, and effective organizational operation.

Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Peer C. Fiss
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781781907788
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Some 20 years after the emergence of configurational theory as a key perspective in organization studies in the 1990s, this approach has yet to deliver on its promise. While we know that configurations – the relative arrangement of parts and elements - matters, empirical research on configurations is just beginning to deliver on its promise. The starting point of the edited volume is the revival and evolution of a configurational perspective on organizations, both in terms of the use of configurational set-theoretic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and in terms of configurational theorizing that has emerged from the use of such methods. The volume brings together a variety of scholars working with set theoretic configurational methods to apply these methods to a range of prominent fields in organization studies, ranging from organizational design, international business, and human resource practices to networks and the management of information systems. Each author or group of authors pays specific attention to assessing the potential of set-theoretical configurational methods for organization studies. Two extensive introductory chapters discuss the state of the art with regard to different set-theoretic (fuzzy set and crisp set) methods. In three response pieces leading scholars offer a reflection on the potential of set-theoretic methods for organizational analysis. The volume aims to provide both inspiration and practical advice on how to conduct configurational analysis. The chapters illustrate the breadth of organizational fields and the growing range of topics for which the configurational perspective can provides insights. This volume vividly illustrates that the configurational approach is maturing. It aims to inspire organizational scholars to develop theories and methods that truly consider organizations as clusters of interconnected structures and practices that have to be studied as configurations.

Institutional Logics in Action

Author: Eva Boxenbaum
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781781909188
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Research in the Sociology of Organizations is an established international, peer-reviewed series that examines cutting edge theoretical, methodological and research issues in organizational studies.

The Structuring of Work in Organizations

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786354358
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

The University under Pressure

Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1785608312
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.

Stanford s Organization Theory Renaissance 1970 2000

Author: Claudia Bird Schoonhoven
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781849509305
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

Stanford University hosted a renaissance in organizational theory in the years between 1970 and 2000, when four of today's five leading macro organizational paradigms were being fleshed out there û institutional theory, population ecology, organizational culture theory, and resource dependence. Important breakthroughs occurred in theory development, and several generations of doctoral and post-doctoral students received enhanced training and an extraordinary opportunity to build collegial networks. Students of organizations have long asked, What was it about that place and era that spawned this proliferation of new ideas? This volume contains contributions from over thirty scholars who taught and trained at Stanford in the period. The goal is, first, to sketch some of the key contributions to theory that emerged from Stanford during those years and, second, to explore why this remarkable renaissance in organizational theory emerged then and there. After an introductory chapter by Dobbin and Schoonhoven setting the stage, eight chapters by some of the key contributors to these paradigms, who studied at Stanford between 1970 and 2000, chart the key contributions that emerged. Eight contributions from Stanford faculty, ranging from James March to Ezra Zuckerman, outline their sociologically informed understandings of Stanford's contribution. Fourteen contributions from former Stanford doctoral students and post-docs outline an array of theories of Stanford's success, many of them drawing from insights offered by the organizational theories that were being developed at Stanford. Former faculty and students alike turn their sociological insights on the Stanford renaissance, playing the role of ethnographer and participant observer to try to understand the phenomenon. These contributions show the breadth of thinking that was going on, and offer a wide range of analyses of what causes intellectual dynamism to develop in interdisciplinary communities. A conclusion by leading organizational scholar, and the centerpiece of Stanford's organizational community, Dick Scott, draws together the insights from the various chapters.

Categories in Markets

Author: Greta Hsu
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780857245939
Release Date: 2010-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Focuses on how market categories shape processes of production and consumption and how these activities in turn shape category systems. This volume explores topics such as: how new categories emerge, become enacted and gain consensus, how categories are used by market agents, and how category systems change over time.

The Psychology of Legitimacy

Author: John T. Jost
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521786991
Release Date: 2001-09-10
Genre: Psychology

This book, first published in 2001, provides a general approach to the psychological basis of social inequality.

Markets On Trial

Author: Michael Lounsbury
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780857242082
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Social Science

Since the mid-20th century, organizational theorists have increasingly distanced themselves from the study of core societal power centers and important policy issues of the day. This title addresses the global financial crisis debates and struggles around how to organize economies and societies around the world.