Critical Issues in Organizations RLE Organizations

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135931615
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This collection highlights a number of directions in which organization theory could develop. It also argues the need for an historical analysis of the sociology of organizations. Other issues discussed are the ideological stance of contemporary organization theory and the limiting framework that tends to ignore the wider social context in which organizations exist.

The Theory of Power and Organization RLE Organizations

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113593133X
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In this book the author develops a theory of power and organization, derived from a critical consideration of a literature extending across sociology, political science, philosophy and organization theory. The book raises and answers some of the issues which are important in the construction of a theoretical apparatus for the analysis of power and at the same time it proposes an alternative concept of organization, centred around the themes of power and control.

Handbook of Organizations RLE Organizations

Author: James G. March
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135965498
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This book charts the state of organizational research and theory during the 1960s. A compendium of results, references, concepts ideas and theories, this Handbook will be of interest to both academics in organizational theory and managers facing operating problems of organizations.

The Sociology of Work RLE Organizations

Author: Parvin Ghorayshi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135937982
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This reference volume reflects the changing world of work. It includes research on the various dimensions of work, such as the structure of the labour force, labour market segmentation, technology, employment/unemployment, trade unions, and industrial democracy. This book provides an integrated view of the various dimensions of work, its distinguishing characteristics and issues both peculiar, as well as common to industrialized countries. By adopting an interdisciplinary and interactional perspective, this volume provides the scholar and the lay reader with a range of approaches and debates that have made a significant contribution toward understanding the changing nature of work and its social impact.

Power Rule and Domination RLE Organizations

Author: Stewart Clegg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135931127
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This volume presents a critical analysis of sociological theorizing and power which enables the reader to grasp fully the nature of power, rule and domination in organizational life. By making use of the discussions he recorded at a construction site, the author brings the reader into contact with the everyday social world in which he locates his analysis of power and authority at both a structural and phenomenological level. This analysis is complemented by the author’s review of the literature on ‘theorizing’ by writers such as Wittgenstein, Blum, McHugh, Phillips and Cicourel; his examination of the ‘community power debate’ between authors such as Bachrach and Baratz and Dahl; and a survey of the literature on power in its organizational aspects by Weber, Simmel and the more contemporary work of Hickson.

Organization in Business Management RLE Organizations

Author: Walter Puckey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135961018
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This book is written primarily for junior management and discusses some key issues including: the increasing role of technology in business and management individual and group dynamics communication

A Sociology of Organisations RLE Organizations

Author: J. E. T. Eldridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135934762
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An understanding of the nature and forms of organisation, particularly with reference to industrial societies, is a key area in sociological analysis. This book discusses and explains what concepts to employ and what analytical procedures to adopt as well as conveying a sense of the theoretical and empirical diversity involved in the study of organisations. Among the questions explored are: why do we classify organisations in particular ways and for what purpose? how can on explore the relationships pertaining to an organisation and its environment? what issues are raised by the existence of many varied and often competing organisations in industrial societies?

Company Strategy and Organizational Design RLE Organizations

Author: Roger Mansfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135947856
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Getting strategies and structures right for changing market conditions and successfully matching strategies and structures with each other, are crucial. This volume reviews and develops the extensive literature in the areas of business policy and organizational behaviour, taking the subject further by breaking down boundaries between subject areas within management studies; by adopting a dynamic approach to organizational issues; and by synthesizing the disparate, often confusing research findings in this area into a general theoretical approach which can be assimilated by managers faced with the problems of the real world.

Patterns of Business Organization RLE Organizations

Author: John O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135960666
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This book is a successor to the earlier and widely-used Business Organization. In this book the author helps the student to develop his or her own critical and conceptual understanding of the subject. As the author reviews the various approaches – classical, human relations, behavioural science, systems and contingency theories – he shows that none of them offers a simple progression from error to truth, but that all of them combine to contribute to a broader view of the field. The final chapter summarizes the author’s viewpoint, applying the different approaches to a particular case study.

Race and Politics Routledge Library Editions Political Science

Author: Muhammad Anwar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135026173
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This book examines immigration and settlement patterns in Britain and at the civic position of ethnic minorities by outlining the development of race relations in the political context. It analyses the numbers, turnout patterns, voting behaviour and attitudes of the ethnic minorities to the political process and of the political parties to these minorities. In conclusion the author argues that the positive involvement of ethnic minorities in the political process, and in all aspects of British public life, is the genuine, long-term solution both to racial disadvantage and discrimination at every level.