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A Social psychology of organizing: people processes and contexts

Author: Hosking, Dian Marie ; Morley, Ian E.Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1991.Language: EnglishDescription: 289 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0745010547Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD6950 .H67 1991
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Social Psychology of Organizing People, Processes and Contexts Contents Preface ix Part 1 Persons, Organization, and Organizing 1 Persons Introduction Personality theory Cognitive psychology Social psychology Summary Notes 2 People in organization Introduction Entitative concepts in organization behaviour and organization studies A general critique of the entitative perspective Summary Conclusions Notes 3 People organizing Introduction A language of processes Organizing interdependencies Interactions and the creation of order Organizing processes Summary and conclusions Notes 3 3 7 20 26 31 33 39 39 40 54 6o 62 63 65 65 69 72 74 81 86 86 Part 2 Organizing Processes 4 Cognitive processes Introduction Theoretical perspectives Constructing cognitions collectively Summary Notes 5 Political processes Introduction Decision making, organization, and influence Actors and interests Political processes, power and influence Negotiating commitments Summary Notes 93 93 94 100 112 113 118 118 120 124 134 146 147 148 Part 3 Structure in the Process of Projects 6 Formal negotiation Introduction The skills of negotiation Summary and conclusions Notes 7 Teamwork Introduction Faulty performance and faulty process Towards a theory of group performance The principles of total design Notes 8 Top management and its projects Introduction Social processes Top management organizing their projects Skilful organizing processes Conclusion Notes 153 153 161 168 169 175 175 185 202 209 210 214 214 217 224 226 236 237 9 Leadership processes 239 Introduction 239 Leaders in organizations 241 Leadership and organizing: structures in the process of projects 250 Notes 259 References Index 262 285

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