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.

Organizations

Author: Pamela S. Tolbert
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132448408
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Based upon classical and contemporary theory and empirical research, this text forms a sociological analysis of organizations, focusing on the impacts that organizations have upon individuals and society.

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.

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.

Sociology Work and Industry

Author: Tony J. Watson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415321654
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

In this new edition, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology can contribute to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions which exist in modern societies.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112920660
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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.

Making a Market for Acts of God

Author: Paula Jarzabkowski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199664764
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Reinsurance is a financial market that trades in the risk of unpredictable and devastating disasters - such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. Such disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity, with the cost of their losses mounting rapidly. Reinsurance insures insurance companies, enabling them to pay claims arising from these losses. It is thus a market mechanism that is a critical part of the social and economic safety net, helping to pick up the pieces after disasters. Yet, how is the risk of such disasters calculated and traded in a global market? This book brings to life the reinsurance market through vivid real-life tales that draw from an ethnographic, "fly-on-the-wall" study of the global reinsurance industry over three annual cycles. The authors shadowed underwriters around the world as they traded risks through multiple disasters. For instance, this book takes readers into the desperate hours of pricing Japanese risks during March 2011, while the devastating aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake is unfolding. To show how the market works, the book offers authentic tales gathered from observations of reinsurers in Bermuda, Lloyd's of London, Continental Europe and SE Asia as they evaluate, price and compete for different risks as part of their everyday practice. Understanding how this market for disasters works has never been more critical given the impact of climate change and increased global connectivity, where a flood in one country can trigger losses to supply chains around the world. The authors develop a novel concept of how global markets work, which advances scholarship and challenges current thinking about how financial markets trade in intangible assets such as risk. This book will be useful to readers interested in markets for disasters, insurance, reinsurance and financial markets, and academics interested in the practice of financial markets specifically or the practice of strategy and organizations generally.

Magazines and the Making of America

Author: Heather A. Haveman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400873883
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Social Science

From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, Magazines and the Making of America looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did a magazine industry emerge in the United States, where there were once only amateur authors, clumsy technologies for production and distribution, and sparse reader demand? What legitimated magazines as they competed with other media, such as newspapers, books, and letters? And what role did magazines play in the integration or division of American society? From their first appearance in 1741, magazines brought together like-minded people, wherever they were located and whatever interests they shared. As America became socially differentiated, magazines engaged and empowered diverse communities of faith, purpose, and practice. Religious groups could distinguish themselves from others and demarcate their identities. Social-reform movements could energize activists across the country to push for change. People in specialized occupations could meet and learn from one another to improve their practices. Magazines built translocal communities—collections of people with common interests who were geographically dispersed and could not easily meet face-to-face. By supporting communities that crossed various axes of social structure, magazines also fostered pluralistic integration. Looking at the important role that magazines had in mediating and sustaining critical debates and diverse groups of people, Magazines and the Making of America considers how these print publications helped construct a distinctly American society.

Retirement

Author: Gary A. Adams, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082619737X
Release Date: 2003-08-11
Genre: Social Science

This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.

Paying for the Party

Author: Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674073548
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Education

In an era of skyrocketing tuition and concern over whether college is “worth it,” Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education. A powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it.