The Demography of Corporations and Industries


Author: Glenn R. Carroll,Michael T. Hannan
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691186790
Category: Business & Economics
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Organizational Diagnosis and Assessment

Bridging Theory and Practice
Author: Michael Harrison,Arie Shirom
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452212848
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
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This book presents a distinctive approach to organizational consultation and planned change that reflects current research and theorizing about organizational change and effectiveness. The authors draw on multiple analytical frameworks to produce empirically grounded models of sources of ineffectiveness and forces for change. The book offers workable solutions to critical problems and demonstrates ways to meet organizational challenges such as market downturns, technological change, and alliances with other organizations.

Future Directions for the Demography of Aging

Proceedings of a Workshop
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309474132
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Page: 408
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Almost 25 years have passed since the Demography of Aging (1994) was published by the National Research Council. Future Directions for the Demography of Aging is, in many ways, the successor to that original volume. The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to produce an authoritative guide to new directions in demography of aging. The papers published in this report were originally presented and discussed at a public workshop held in Washington, D.C., August 17-18, 2017. The workshop discussion made evident that major new advances had been made in the last two decades, but also that new trends and research directions have emerged that call for innovative conceptual, design, and measurement approaches. The report reviews these recent trends and also discusses future directions for research on a range of topics that are central to current research in the demography of aging. Looking back over the past two decades of demography of aging research shows remarkable advances in our understanding of the health and well-being of the older population. Equally exciting is that this report sets the stage for the next two decades of innovative researchâ€"a period of rapid growth in the older American population.

Handbook of Career Studies


Author: Hugh P. Gunz,Maury Peiperl
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 145226161X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
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The Handbook of Career Studies brings together, for the first time in a single work, a comprehensive scholarly treatment of the major topics within the growing field of career studies. Drawing on the expertise of leading international scholars in each area of career studies, editors Hugh Gunz and Maury Peiperl have assembled a consummate set of writings, defining the field with a breadth of coverage and integration of topics not found elsewhere. From a view of the history of the field and a map of its elements to a set of essays about the future of careers and work, this volume provides the most complete reference available on the role of work careers in individual lives, institutions, and industries. Key Features • Offers a comprehensive history and structure of the field: Building on previous work done in the discipline, the editors and contributors take a fresh look at the origins and current structure of career studies. • Presents the most complete review of research available: An unparalleled set of prominent global contributors describes the state of work in their areas of expertise as well as offering a glimpse at future trends. • Extends subject area knowledge to other disciplines: By linking career studies to a wider set of disciplines through critical essays, this volume thoroughly explores future directions for career research, policy, and practice. • Includes an endorsement and critical comments on the state of the field: Edgar H. Schein, widely acknowledged as a seminal contributor to the modern field of career studies, provides a Foreword and a critical Afterword. Intended Audience This Handbook is an invaluable reference work for students, academics, and researchers in the areas of Careers, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, and Organization Studies as well as for human resource practitioners interested in the state of knowledge of the field.

The Handbook of Research on Top Management Teams


Author: Mason Andrew Carpenter,M. Keith Weikel
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857933205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 456
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This Handbook presents original research and theory on executives, top management teams, and boards of directors and illustrates the vital importance of this field of study. Top management teams are responsible for the strategic choices and major decisions in organizations. These organizations are a reflection of the members that make up their strategic management. The roles top management play and the impact they have are clearly visible in firms around the world, both large and small. The international group of authors that comprise this volume address questions central to the field of strategy and strategic leadership. They review the determinants of top management team composition, their social networks, and executive dismissal; the psychological and personality profiles of top executives; the methodologies relevant to the study of top teams; and the roles of top executives in cross business unit collaboration, competitive behavior, and strategic entrepreneurship. Each chapter presents path-breaking research and provides a roadmap for new research avenues and agendas. Professors, students and researchers in the area of strategy, management and strategic leadership will find this book an invaluable resource.

Organizational Ecology


Author: Michael T. HANNAN,John Freeman,Michael T Hannan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674038282
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Coping with Demographic Change: A Comparative View on Education and Local Government in Germany and Poland


Author: Reinhold Sackmann,Walter Bartl,Bernadette Jonda,Katarzyna Kopycka,Christian Rademacher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319103016
Category: Social Science
Page: 281
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With many OECD countries experiencing a decline in their populations, this book offers a theoretical model of coping with demographic change and examines different strategies that societies have used to come to terms with demographic change. In particular, it details the different ways that Germany and Poland have tried to cope with this challenge and reveals three conflicting strategies: expansion, reduction, and phasing out. Coverage includes: · How and why demographic change was used in Poland to expand the education system · The variance of linkage between demographic change and growth rates in different fields of education in a German Bundesland · Modes of reflexivity and personnel policy in German and Polish municipalities · Effects of demographic change and forms of coping on fiscal capacity and unemployment rates in German municipalities Coping with Demographic Change examines how and why societies cope with these detrimental effects. It conceptualizes the challenges a society faces as a result of demographic change and focuses on the processes by which actors, organizations and nation-states try to cope with this new situation.

American Sociological Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Research in Information Studies

A Cultural and Social Approach
Author: W. Bernard Lukenbill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146917961X
Category: Social Science
Page: 422
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Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.

Cultural Diversity Management in Organizations: The Role of Psychological Variables in Diversity Initiatives


Author: Alena Romanenko
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
ISBN: 3842880901
Category: Psychology
Page: 128
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Changes in the demographic structure of the modern workforce and strategies for increasingly globalized business are resulting in a multitude of questions about cultural diversity and its management within organizations. "Cultural Diversity Management in Organizations" focuses on the status quo of empirical and theoretical research within the demesne of cultural diversity management, providing a topical insight into research in that field, describing the consequences of Diversity for organizations and the psychological variables targeted in cultural diversity management initiatives, and highlighting the possibility of influencing individual-level psychological variables to produce beneficial organizational outcomes.

Organizational Behavior 6

Integrated Theory Development and the Role of the Unconscious
Author: John B. Miner
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765629976
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 367
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This is the first and only book dealing with how the new psychological research on the unconscious applies to foundational theories of organizational behavior. It covers both micro- and macro- organizational theories, and seeks to show how these theories would benefit from more consideration of unconscious activations.An introductory chapter addresses historical matters, evaluative dimensions, and opposing views with regard to the new unconscious research. Part I then takes up various theories of motivation, and how each does or might incorporate unconscious processes. Part II is concerned with theories of leadership, and applies a similar approach to unearthing unconscious considerations. Part III moves to organizational decision making, again stressing how unconscious activations may operate with theories of this type. This perspective is continued in Part IV on systems concepts and organization, in Part V on bureaucracy-related concepts, and in Part VI dealing with sociological concepts of organizations. The final chapter demonstrates how organizational behavior as a whole has been biased towards conscious theories, and against an unconscious perspective.The book includes many direct quotes from key research documents and citations from numerous meta-analytic studies. Each chapter begins with a handy outline of key chapter topics, and the book includes exceptionally complete and current references.

New Directions in the Sociology of Aging


Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309293006
Category: Social Science
Page: 318
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The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare and possible changes in benefit levels. Furthermore, changes in the social context in which older individuals and families function may well affect the nature of key social relationships and institutions that define the environment for older persons. Sociology offers a knowledge base, a number of useful analytic approaches and tools, and unique theoretical perspectives that can facilitate understanding of these demographic, economic, and social changes and, to the extent possible, their causes, consequences and implications. New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging.

Do We Belong Here?

An Exploration of Foreign-born Faculty's Organizational Attachment at a U.S. Research University
Author: Na Wei
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic dissertations
Page: 252
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Colonialism in Africa 1870-1960: Volume 5, A Bibliographic Guide to Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa


Author: Peter Duignan,L. H. Gann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521078597
Category: History
Page: 564
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A comprehensive study of recent African history, examining the political, social, and economic effects of colonialism.

Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century

A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author: K. McCarthy,W. Dolfsma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137278072
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
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The first volume to explore mergers and acquisitions in the 21st century. The authors systematically introduce, characterize and evaluate these mergers, and discuss the methodologies that can be employed to measure them. They also consider a number of factors relevant to the performance of mergers and acquisitions.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dance
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SocioAbs


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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Housing the New Russia


Author: Jane R. Zavisca
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464773
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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In Housing the New Russia, Jane R. Zavisca examines Russia's attempts to transition from a socialist vision of housing, in which the government promised a separate, state-owned apartment for every family, to a market-based and mortgage-dependent model of home ownership. In 1992, the post-Soviet Russian government signed an agreement with the United States to create the Russian housing market. The vision of an American-style market guided housing policy over the next two decades. Privatization gave socialist housing to existing occupants, creating a nation of homeowners overnight. New financial institutions, modeled on the American mortgage system, laid the foundation for a market. Next the state tried to stimulate mortgages-and reverse the declining birth rate, another major concern-by subsidizing loans for young families. Imported housing institutions, however, failed to resonate with local conceptions of ownership, property, and rights. Most Russians reject mortgages, which they call "debt bondage," as an unjust "overpayment" for a good they consider to be a basic right. Instead of stimulating homeownership, privatization, combined with high prices and limited credit, created a system of "property without markets." Frustrated aspirations and unjustified inequality led most Russians to call for a government-controlled housing market. Under the Soviet system, residents retained lifelong tenancy rights, perceiving the apartments they inhabited as their own. In the wake of privatization, young Russians can no longer count on the state to provide their house, nor can they afford to buy a home with wages, forcing many to live with extended family well into adulthood. Zavisca shows that the contradictions of housing policy are a significant factor in Russia's falling birth rates and the apparent failure of its pronatalist policies. These consequences further stack the deck against the likelihood that an affordable housing market will take off in the near future.

Whitaker's Books in Print


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography, National
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Handbook of the Sociology of Religion


Author: Michele Dillon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000789
Category: Religion
Page: 481
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Religion is a critical construct for understanding contemporary social life. It illuminates the everyday experiences and practices of many individuals, is a significant component of diverse institutional processes including politics, gender relations, and socioeconomic inequality, and plays a vital role in public culture and social change. This handbook showcases current research and thinking in the sociology of religion. The contributors, all active writers and researchers int eh area, provide original chapters focusing on select aspects of their own engagement with the field. Aimed at students and scholars who want to know more about the sociology of religion, this handbook also provides a resource for sociologists in general by integrating broader questions of sociology (e.g. demography, ethnicity, life course, inequality, political sociology) into the analysis of religion. Broadly inclusive of traditional research topics (modernity, secularization, politics) as well as newer interests (feminism, spirituality, faith-based community action), this handbook illustrates the validity of diverse theoretical perspectives and research designs to understanding the multilayered nature of religion as a sociological phenomenon.