Information and Organizations


Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520909625
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
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An ambitious new work by a well-respected sociologist, Information and Organizations provides a bold perspective of the dynamics of organizations. Stinchcombe contends that the "information problem" and the concept of "uncertainty" provide the key to understanding how organizations function. In a delightful mix of large theoretical insights and vivid anecdotal material, Stinchcombe explores the ins and outs of organizations from both a macro and micro perspective. He reinterprets the work of the renowned scholars of business, Alfred Chandler, James March and Oliver Williamson, and looks in depth at corporations like DuPont and General Motors. Along the way, Stinchcombe explores subjects as varied as class consciousness, innovation, contracts and university administration. All of these analyses are distinguished by incisive thinking and creative new approaches to issues that have long confronted business people and those interested in organizational theory. A tour de force, Information and Organizations is a must-read for business people and scholars of many stripes. It promises to be a widely discussed and debated work.

Unternehmen

Eine sehr kurze Einführung
Author: Sven Kette
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658180749
Category: Political Science
Page: 127
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An Unternehmen gibt es im täglichen Leben kein Vorbeikommen. Sie sind für uns Arbeitgeber, Dienstleister, Investitionsgelegenheit oder Gegenstand von Kritik. Dieses Buch interessiert sich dafür, wie Unternehmen funktionieren und warum sie so funktionieren, wie sie funktionieren. Was unterscheidet also Unternehmen von allen sonstigen Organisationstypen, wie etwa Verwaltungen, Schulen oder Nichtregierungsorganisationen? Den Schlüssel zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen liefert die Auseinandersetzung mit den beiden zentralen Merkmalen des Unternehmens: Eigenfinanzierung und Entscheidungsautonomie. Mithilfe der Unterscheidung von Formalstruktur, Informalität und Schauseite wird zudem ein differenziertes Verständnis der komplexen Innenwelt des Unternehmens entwickelt, das dem Leser zugleich einen organisationswissenschaftlichen Werkzeugkasten für eigene Analysen und Reflexionen an die Hand gibt.

Managerial Economics:Theory & Applicatio


Author: Trivedi
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259082180
Category: Managerial economics
Page: 746
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This book is written with the objective of demonstrating the applications of economic theory in decision making. SALIENT FEATURES: Attempts to streamline the various interrelated theories from economics and other functional areas of management; Original contrubution in the areas of organisational slacks, organisational efficiency, productivity, learning curves, production functions etc. with special reference to Indian industry; Appropriate usage of arithmetic and graphs to explain concepts; Sufficient examples and review exercises in all the chapters

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Toward a Political Economy of Development

A Rational Choice Perspective
Author: Robert H. Bates
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520060524
Category: Political Science
Page: 393
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When noliberal economies meet globalization


Author: Joo-Youn Jung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Globalization
Page: 402
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Of Rule and Revenue


Author: Margaret Levi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520909540
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.

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Research on Democratization in Africa

Summary of an Expert Meeting
Author: Sahr J. Kpundeh,Jo L. Husbands,Laura Bigman
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: 19
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Journal of Economic Literature


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Economics
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Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729582175
Category: Medical
Page: 1280
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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy


Author: Barry R. Weingast,Donald A. Wittman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199272228
Category: Political Science
Page: 1093
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Over its lifetime, 'political economy' has had different meanings. This handbook views political economy as a synthesis of the various strands of social science, treating it as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behaviour and institutions.

Trade Regulation, Antitrust, and Economics

A Bibliography
Author: Peter D. Ward,Margaret A. Goldblatt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Trade regulation
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Politician's Dilemma

Building State Capacity in Latin America
Author: Barbara Geddes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520918665
Category: History
Page: 256
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In Latin America as elsewhere, politicians routinely face a painful dilemma: whether to use state resources for national purposes, especially those that foster economic development, or to channel resources to people and projects that will help insure political survival and reelection. While politicians may believe that a competent state bureaucracy is intrinsic to the national good, political realities invariably tempt leaders to reward powerful clients and constituents, undermining long-term competence. Politician's Dilemma explores the ways in which political actors deal with these contradictory pressures and asks the question: when will leaders support reforms that increase state capacity and that establish a more meritocratic and technically competent bureaucracy? Barbara Geddes brings rational choice theory to her study of Brazil between 1930 and 1964 and shows how state agencies are made more effective when they are protected from partisan pressures and operate through merit-based recruitment and promotion strategies. Looking at administrative reform movements in other Latin American democracies, she traces the incentives offered politicians to either help or hinder the process. In its balanced insight, wealth of detail, and analytical rigor, Politician's Dilemma provides a powerful key to understanding the conflicts inherent in Latin American politics, and to unlocking possibilities for real political change.

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood


Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520055977
Category: Social Science
Page: 324
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Examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict.

Indeterminacy and Society


Author: Russell Hardin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691091761
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
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In simple action theory, when people choose between courses of action, they know what the outcome will be. When an individual is making a choice "against nature," such as switching on a light, that assumption may hold true. But in strategic interaction outcomes, indeterminacy is pervasive and often intractable. Whether one is choosing for oneself or making a choice about a policy matter, it is usually possible only to make a guess about the outcome, one based on anticipating what other actors will do. In this book Russell Hardin asserts, in his characteristically clear and uncompromising prose, "Indeterminacy in contexts of strategic interaction . . . Is an issue that is constantly swept under the rug because it is often disruptive to pristine social theory. But the theory is fake: the indeterminacy is real." In the course of the book, Hardin thus outlines the various ways in which theorists from Hobbes to Rawls have gone wrong in denying or ignoring indeterminacy, and suggests how social theories would be enhanced--and how certain problems could be resolved effectively or successfully--if they assumed from the beginning that indeterminacy was the normal state of affairs, not the exception. Representing a bold challenge to widely held theoretical assumptions and habits of thought, Indeterminacy and Society will be debated across a range of fields including politics, law, philosophy, economics, and business management.

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