The Structuring of Work in Organizations

Author: Michael Lounsbury
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354365
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Genre:

Differences in management behavior across organizations are attributed to differences in priorities and objectives or differences in the style and preferences of the individuals involved. This volume challenges this image by attending to the extra-organizational and extra-individual forces that shape and constrain how work is structured in organizations. The authors focus their attention on work within and between organizations and emphasize the ways in which the jobs are defined, the power and autonomy they engender, the opportunities that are afforded, and the constraints that are imposed, are continuously contested not only at the individual level, but also at a more aggregate and collective level. 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 Structuring of Work in Organizations

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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.

Structure Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787144330
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume explores recent advances in network research, strengthening theorizing on social structures and meaning in and between organizational networks. The volume will interest researchers seeking to explain organizational phenomena through the analysis of communications and information from archival/secondary electronic sources.

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.

Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions

Author: Åsa Wettergren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230289895
Release Date: 2010-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Delivers a strong contribution to the field of research on emotions in organizations offering original pieces of research. Uniting scholars from organization and management research and sociology, it conveys trans-disciplinary insights into the multidimensional 'nature' of emotion and its appearance in organizational structures and 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.

Structure Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks

Author: Stephen P. Borgatti
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787144347
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre:

This volume explores recent advances in network research, strengthening theorizing on social structures and meaning in and between organizational networks. The volume will interest researchers seeking to explain organizational phenomena through the analysis of communications and information from archival/secondary electronic sources.

Organizing Governance Governing Organizations

Author: Colin Campbell
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822976479
Release Date: 1988-04-15
Genre: Political Science

In recent years, Western bureaucracies have continued to expand, but are citizens better served? In this volume, sixteen contributors analyze the problems of government organization, both in individual cases and in a broader comparative context. Contributors: Joel D. Aberbach; Peter Aucoin; Richard A. Chapman; Michael G. Hansen; Peter Hennessy; Brian W. Hogwood; Mohammad Mohabbat Kahn; Ulrich Klöti; Charles H. Levine; Johan P. Olsen; Bert A. Rockman; Richard Rose; Norman C. Thomas; John Warhurst; and the editors.

Taking the Measure of Work

Author: Dail L. Fields
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781623962203
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is a handbook for people who want to assure the use of reliable and valid questionnaires for collecting information about organizations. It significantly reduces the time and effort required for obtaining validated multiquestion measures of aspects of organizational ‘health’ such as employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational justice, and workplace behaviors. It helps users in measuring some factors underlying employee perceptions of work such as job characteristics, role ambiguity or conflict, job stress, and the extent to which employees believe their values and those of the organization are congruent. All the measures in the book have been used and tested in research studies published in the 1990’s. In addition, all the measures describe the extent and types of reliability and validity tests that have been completed, a feature that organizational researchers should find particularly useful. All in all, this book is a handy tool to increase the efficiency of researchers, consultants, managers, or organizational development specialists in obtaining reliable and valid information about how employees view their jobs and organizations.

Managing Organizations

Author: Stewart R Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446205303
Release Date: 1999-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.

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.

How Institutions Matter

Author: Joel Gehman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781786354297
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

From Categories to Categorization

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787142381
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.