The Governance of Relations in Markets and Organizations

Author: Vincent Willem Buskens
Publisher: Jai
ISBN: 0762310057
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Beginning with a set of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the governance of relations in businesses, markets and organizations this multi-authored volume addresses a range of topics concerned with labour, jobs and contractual agreements within a range of organizations.

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.

Sociology of Organizations

Author: Mary Godwyn
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412991957
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Social Science

Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships is a timely and unique collection of both classic and contemporary studies of organizations. Designed around competing theoretical frameworks, this cutting-edge book examines organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. This volume sheds light on some of the most interesting changes and challenges facing organizations today: the integration of new media, the implementation of diversity and inclusion, and the promotion of sustainable workforce engagement. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organization studies.

Rethinking Power in Organizations Institutions and Markets

Author: Damon Golsorkhi
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781780526652
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizations are central actors of modern society. No understanding of our world is complete without a theory of how they work. Successful organizations must engage in power-projects. Such is the overarching argument of this volume, a collection of papers by many of the world's leading social scientists and organizational scholars.

Social Movements Stakeholders and Non Market Strategy

Author: Forrest Briscoe
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787543508
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This edited collection brings together research that bridges the domains of stakeholder theory, non-market strategy and social movement theory.

The Oxford Handbook of Inter organizational Relations

Author: Steve Cropper
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199282943
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Giving a structured overview of the field of interorganizational relations, this handbook presents current thinking and research from international experts. It includes the study of strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, networks and other forms of relationship between organizations.

New Forms of Governance in Research Organizations

Author: Dorothea Jansen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402058318
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Genre: Law

This book undertakes to develop a sector specific theory of governance of the public research sector and applies it to the German research system. The book is the outcome of a large interdisciplinary project. It analyzes the reforms in the German research system from an integrated perspective of law, economics and social sciences. The case of Germany is compared to reforms in other European countries such as Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Societal change between market and organization

Author: John Child
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: UOM:35128001621075
Release Date: 1993-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Societal Change Between Market and Organization was the theme of the Tenth Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), held 1991 in Vienna and organized jointly by the European Centre, Vienna, the Federal Academy of Public Administration and the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. From the several hundred papers presented, eleven contributions including the keynote lectures have been selected for publication in this collective volume under the authorship of John Child, Michel Crozier and Renate Mayntz.The volume is divided into five parts. Part I addresses new frontiers of knowledge in (inter)organizational research focusing on the logic of interorganizational networks and the logic of management. Part II presents concepts and discourses in organizational research, dealing with conceptualizations of organizational development and decline, of enterprising excellence, as well as with understanding the subcontracting relationship. Part III comprises two contributions regarding non-profit organizations and voluntary associations: what are the challenges to create and maintain non-profits in newly emerging market economies? And can non-profit sporting leagues be analyzed as markets within bureaucracies?. Part IV takes up the issue of industrial districts and regional competition, focusing on contemporary relationships between firms in a classic industrial district and on the competitive advantages of regions. Finally, in Part V the much-debated problem of managing the economic transformation in Central-Eastern Europe and China and of post-socialist governance is dealt with both conceptually as well as through country case-studies.

Organisational Transformation and Scientific Change

Author: Richard Whitley
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781783506835
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The first part of this book deals with the transformation of universities as strategic organisational actors - in some cases creating them as such - while the second shows how governance and authority shifts are affecting the kinds of research goals being pursued by academics in different public science systems.

The Institutions of the Market

Author: Alexander Ebner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199231423
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Where do markets come from and what drives their evolution? How do organizations cope with the competitive dynamism of markets? What is the role of governance mechanisms in the institutional coordination of markets? In this book, leading social scientists consider these questions and examine the institutional foundations of economic change.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Author: Paul S. Adler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199535231
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

A New Theory of Industrial Relations

Author: Conor Cradden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317299912
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Most existing theoretical approaches to industrial relations and human resources management (IR/HRM) build their analyses and policy prescriptions on one of two foundational assumptions. They assume either that conflict between workers and employers is the natural and inevitable state of affairs; or that under normal circumstances, cooperation is what employers can and should expect from workers. By contrast, A New Theory of Industrial Relations: People, Markets and Organizations after Neoliberalism proposes a theoretical framework for IR/HRM that treats the existence of conflict or cooperation at work as an outcome that needs to be explained rather than an initial presupposition. By identifying the social and organizational roots of reasoned, positively chosen cooperation at work, this framework shows what is needed to construct a genuinely consensual form of capitalism. In broader terms, the book offers a critical theory of the governance of work under capitalism. ‘The governance of work’ refers to the structures of incentives and sanctions, authority, accountability and direct and representative participation within and beyond the workplace by which decisions about the content, conditions and remuneration of work are made, applied, challenged and revised. The most basic proposition made in the book is that work will be consensual—and, hence, that employees will actively and willingly cooperate with the implementation of organizational plans and strategies—when the governance of work is substantively?legitimate. Although stable configurations of economic and organizational structures are possible in the context of a bare procedural legitimacy, it is only where work relationships are recognized as right and just that positive forms of cooperation will occur. The analytic purpose of the theory is to specify the conditions under which substantive legitimacy will arise. Drawing in particular on the work of Alan Fox, Robert Cox and Ju?rgen Habermas, the book argues that whether workers fight against, tolerate or willingly accept the web of relationships that constitutes the organization depends on the interplay between three empirically variable factors: the objective day-to-day experience of incentives, constraints and obligations at work; the subjective understanding of work as a social relationship; and the formal institutional structure of policies, rules and practices by which relationships at work are governed.

Power Policy and Profit

Author: Christina Garsten
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784711214
Release Date:
Genre:

Power, Policy and Profit investigates the manifold ways in which corporate actors attempt to broadly influence political activities. With intensified globalization of markets, the restructuring of provisions of welfare services and accumulation of private capital opportunities for corporate influence in politics affairs have multiplied. Bringing together scholars from different fields in the study of global governance, the volume addresses the rising influence and power of corporate actors on the national and transnational political scene.

Finance The Discreet Regulator

Author: I. Huault
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137033604
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The financial sector is the talk of the global village. This book highlights that, before asserting that the institutions of the financial sector deserve to be regulated, one should consider that these very institutions are themselves the discreet regulators of the markets where their activity takes place.

Corporate Governance Employee Voice and Work Organization

Author: Inge Lippert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199681075
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Corporate Governance, Employee Voice, and Work Organization explores the dynamic relations between corporate governance, employee voice, and the organization of work in the automotive supply industry. It reports on research undertaken in three countries--Germany, Sweden, and the United States--that has sought to explore and compare historical patterns of the relationships between changing governance regimes, voice, and work at plant level in an era of financialization. It also explores the prospects for high-road, sustainable jobs in the sector. Three detailed case histories from each of the countries are presented which contrast companies facing three different levels of exposure to capital markets: companies relatively sheltered from stock markets; companies that are highly exposed to them; and thirdly companies owned by private equity firms. This design allows for analysis not just across different national contexts but also within them, and questions the usefulness of the 'varieties of capitalism' appraoch in understanding these differences. The cases show that governance compromises matter, that is, that recognising the role of employee voice in corporate governance regimes is essential in any comparative analysis and understanding of corporate governance.