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Organizations and organizing: rational, natural, and open system perspectives

Author: Scott, W. Richard ; Davis, Gerald F.Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.Edition: 1st ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 452 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0131958933 ; 9780131958937Type of document: BookNote: Doriot: for 2012-2013 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index Previous title: Organizations: rational, natural and open systems
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Organizations and Organizing Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives Contents Preface, ix 1 The Subject Is Organizations; The Verb is Organizing, 1 The Importance of Organizations, 2 Organizations as an Area of Study, 8 Common and Divergent Interests, 11 The Elements of Organizations, 19 Defining the Concept of Organization, 27 Summary, 33 2 Organizations as Rational Systems, 35 The Defining Characteristics, 36 Selected Schools, 40 Summary and Tentative Conclusions, 56 3 Organizations as Natural Systems, 59 Basic versus Distinctive Characteristics, 59 Selected Schools, 64 Summary and Tentative Conclusions, 83 4 Organizations as Open Systems, 87 System Levels, 88 Special Emphases and Insights, 90 Selected Schools, 98 Summary and Tentative Conclusions, 106 5 Combining Perspectives, Expanding Levels, 107 Attempts at Integration, 108 Glancing Back and Looking Forward, 113 Expanded Levels of Analysis, 115 Theories at the Ecological Level, 120 Concluding Comment, 122 6 Technology and Structure, 124 Organizations as Technical Adaptive Systems, 125 Technology and Structure: Natural System Formulations, 137 Summary, 149 7 Labor and Structure, 151 The Social Boundaries of Organizations, 151 Division of Labor, 158 Labor Markets and Organizational Boundaries, 164 High-Performance Work Organizations, 170 Problems for Participants, 173 Concluding Comments, 181 8 Goals, Power, and Control, 183 Goal Setting in Organizations, 183 Anarchies, Adhocracies, and Learning, 196 Control Systems, 202 Critical and Postmodern Conceptions of Power, 215 Summary, 218 9 The Dyadic Environment of the Organization, 220 Why Are There Organizations, and Where Do They Place Their Boundaries? 221 Transaction Costs and the Origins of Firms, 221 How Do Organizations Manage Their Relations with Other Organizations? 233 Resource Dependence and the Negotiated Environment, 233 Summary, 243 10 Organization of the Environment, 245 How Do New Organizations and New Populations of Organizations Arise, and Why Do They Fail?: Ecological Perspectives, 246 How Are Organizations Shaped by Broader Social-Political-Cultural Processes?: Institutional Perspectives, 258 Summary, 277 11 Networks In and Around Organizations, 278 Introduction: From Metaphor to Method to Worldview, 278 Network Thinking, 279 Interorganizational Networks, 285 Network Forms of Organization, 291 Sectoral and Societal Networks, 301 Summary, 307 12 Strategy, Structure, and Performance: The Sociology of Organizational Strategy, 310 Why Are Organizations in Some Industries More Profitable Than Those in Others? 313 Organizational Performance, 326 Summary, 338 13 The Rise and Transformation of the Corporate Form, 340 Changing Forms of Organizations, 343 Are Organizations Still the Defining Structures of Society? 361 Summary, 367 14 Changing Contours of Organizations and Organization Theory, 368 From Unitary to Multiparadigm, 369 From Monocultural to Multicultural Studies, 374 From Present-centered to Longitudinal and Historical Analysis, 376 From Micro- to Macro Units and Levels of Analysis, 381 From Structure to Process, 384 References, 391 Name Index, 439 Subject Index, 447

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