Communities and Organizations

Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780522851
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 363
View: 4015
Considers how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing an accounting for community processes in organizational theory. This title focuses on social proximity and networks that has characterized the work on communities.

Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Professional service firms

Author: Michael Lounsbury,Samuel B. Bacharach,Nancy Ditomaso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0762313021
Category: Associations, institutions, etc
Page: N.A
View: 8197

Conferences on New Political Economy

Author: Max Albert,Stefan Voigt,Dieter Schmidtchen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: N.A
View: 7355

The Hidden Power of Social Networks

Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations
Author: Robert L. Cross,Andrew Parker
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633691535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 1503
A powerful, visual framework helps managers discover how employees really communicate and collaborate to get work done - and helps them identify ways they can influence these social networks to improve performance and innovation. In The Hidden Power of Social Networks, Cross and Parker, experts in "social network analysis"—a technique that visually maps relationships between people in large, distributed groups - apply this powerful tool to management for the first time. Based on their in-depth study of sixty informal employee networks in well-known companies around the world, Cross and Parker show managers how to conduct a social network analysis of their organization.

Genetics, Health, and Society

Author: Brea L. Perry
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783505680
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 1550
This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

Research in the Sociology of Work

Author: Steven P. Vallas
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354055
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
View: 4642
This volume includes contributions which discuss: work and identity, including the experiences of actors and teachers; authority and control at work, including insights from the hospitality and publishing industries; and issues of gender and sexuality in the workplace, including insights on sexual harassment in the workplace.

From Categories to Categorization

Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads
Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787142388
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 380
View: 3334
This volume brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.

Categories in Markets

Origins and Evolution
Author: Greta Hsu,Ozgecan Kocak,Giacomo Negro
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857245937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 9441
Focuses on how market categories shape processes of production and consumption and how these activities in turn shape category systems. This volume explores topics such as: how new categories emerge, become enacted and gain consensus, how categories are used by market agents, and how category systems change over time.

How Institutions Matter!

Author: Joel Gehman,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354292
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
View: 1437
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.

Toward Permeable Boundaries of Organizations?

Author: Leopold Ringel,Petra Hiller,Charlene Zietsma
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787439917
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
View: 5966
The classical concept of organizations as solitary 'walled-in' actors with clear operational boundaries is increasingly being challenged. This volume examines why, examines the impact of these changes on organizations and offers conceptual and empirical insights.

Illuminating Dark Networks

The Study of Clandestine Groups and Organizations
Author: Luke M. Gerdes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107102693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
View: 724
Illuminating Dark Networks discusses new necessary methods to understand dark networks, because these clandestine groups differ from transparent organizations.

Internet and Democracy in the Network Society

Author: Jan A.G.M. van Dijk,Kenneth L. Hacker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351110691
Category: Political Science
Page: 218
View: 5170
A seminal shift has taken place in the relationship between Internet usage and politics. At the turn of the century, it was presumed that digital communication would produce many positive political effects like improvements to political information retrieval, support for public debate and community formation or even enhancements in citizen participation in political decision-making. While there have been positive effects, negative effects have also occurred including fake news and other political disinformation, social media appropriation by terrorists and extremists, ‘echo-chambers’ and "filter bubbles", elections influenced by hostile hackers and campaign manipulation by micro-targeting marketing. It is time for critical re-evaluation. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, internationally recognized experts, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk and Kenneth Hacker, chronicle the political significance of new communication technologies for the promotion of democracy over the last two decades. Drawing upon structuration theory and network theory and real-world case studies from across the globe, the book is logically structured around the following topics: Political Participation and Inclusion Habermas and the Reconstruction of Public Space Media and Democracy in Authoritarian States Democracy and the Internet in China E-government and democracy Views of democracy and Internet use Underpinned by up-to-date literature, this important textbook is aimed at students and scholars of communication studies, political science, sociology, political communication, and international relations.

In the Interest of Others

Organizations and Social Activism
Author: John S. Ahlquist,Margaret Levi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848652
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
View: 8709
In the Interest of Others develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi document eighty years of such activism by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the United States and the Waterside Workers Federation in Australia. They systematically compare the ILWU and WWF to the Teamsters and the International Longshoremen's Association, two American transport industry labor unions that actively discouraged the pursuit of political causes unrelated to their own economic interests. Drawing on a wealth of original data, Ahlquist and Levi show how activist organizations can profoundly transform the views of members about their political efficacy and the collective actions they are willing to contemplate. They find that leaders who ask for support of projects without obvious material benefits must first demonstrate their ability to deliver the goods and services members expect. These leaders must also build governance institutions that coordinate expectations about their objectives and the behavior of members. In the Interest of Others reveals how activist labor unions expand the community of fate and provoke preferences that transcend the private interests of individual members. Ahlquist and Levi then extend this logic to other membership organizations, including religious groups, political parties, and the state itself.

Worker Participation

Current Research and Future Trends
Author: Vicki Smith
Publisher: Jai
ISBN: 0762312025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 406
View: 5807
Worker Participation: Current Research and Future Trends, Volume 16 of Research in the Sociology of Work, offers cutting edge research on the character and implications of workplace participation. Written by some of the leading scholars in the sociology of workplace transformation and alternative organizations, the chapters here examine various outcomes, causes, and consequences related to participation programs and worker democracy today. Topics include ways in which participation schemes are socially constructed and negotiated; the meanings that workers attach to opportunities for involvement in the workplace; practice, participation, and consent in alternative organizations such as cooperatives and collectives; and theoretical treatments that call for new ways of thinking about workplace participation. Methodologically pluralist and concerned less with specific productivity effects of worker participation, this volume highlights the social structural, social constructionist, and meta theoretical dimensions of worker participation and democratic organizations in the twenty-first century. The global, 24/7 economy and the organizational changes it has generated have enormous implications for the organization, experience and use of time in (and out of) the workplace. In addition to eroding the boundary between home and work, creating time pressures both within and outside of the workplace, the need for businesses to compete in a 24/7 global economy has re-problematized time in the workplace. Drawing on sociology, labor economics, organizational behavior and social history, the papers in this volume examine either empirically or theoretically, a variety of aspects of time in the workplace. Contributors to this volume examine issues surrounding the distribution of and struggle over work hours and how these vary across a number of factors including race, class, occupation and other structural components of work. They examine temporal structures within organizations including inequities in flexible scheduling, entrainment and work teams, polychronicity, and how changing temporal structures affect professionalism and expertise. They also consider the way in which changing uses and organization of work time, in the context of economic instability and globalization, affect the difficulties of reconciling work and family. At the more micro-level, the papers consider individuals' perceptions and constructions and intersubjective constructions of time. To varying degrees, the authors speak to the policy implications or strategies for managing new times. Taken as a whole, these papers shed light on the way in which globalization and the emergence of a 24/7 economy have altered the ways, times, and meanings of time at work. Research in the Sociology of Work is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online of volumes 10 onwards. *Examines various worker participation models and evaluates the success of their outcomes *Adopts a variety of methods and highlights the different dimensions of worker participation

Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research

Innovative Pathways and Methods
Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach,Roderick M. Kramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908775
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
View: 8069
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to qualitative research for organizational scholars. Individual chapters in each area are written by experts in a variety of fields, who have contributed some of the most innovative studies themselves in recent years. An indispensable reference guide to anyone conducting high-impact organizational research, this handbook includes innovative approaches to research problems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and application of research findings. The book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, organizational behavior, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology

Organizational Sociology

Author: W. Richard Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351913336
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
View: 8135
The readings collected in Organizational Sociology are organized so as to direct attention to the six major theoretical traditions which have emerged since the 1960s to guide research and interpretation of organizational structure and performance. The traditions reviewed are: Contingency theory, Resource dependence. Population and Community ecology, Transactions costs economics, Neo-Marxist theory and Institutional Theory. Major statements of each theory are presented together with examples of related empirical research. A concluding section provides examples of recent attempts to combine and integrate two or more of these theories, as analysts attempt to account for some aspects of organization. Rather than pitting one perspective against another, contemporary analysts are more likely to selectively combine elements from several theories in order to better understand the phenomenon of interest.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism

Author: Royston Greenwood,Christine Oliver,Thomas B. Lawrence,Renate E. Meyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526415054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 928
View: 4294
The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.

The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies

Author: Ann Langley,Haridimos Tsoukas
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473959217
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 678
View: 1715
The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents
Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul Du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199671087
Category: Organizational behavior
Page: 752
View: 7015
This title examines how contemporary currents in sociology and social theory have influenced the field of organisation studies. It aims to combat the tendency towards myopia in the organisation studies field, which encourages reliance on resources and references drawn from within the field and discourages scholars from going beyond these boundaries to find inspiration and ideas. The contributing authors show how sociologists and sociological concepts from the US and Europe have provided new insights into the functioning of organisations.