The Sociology of Entrepreneurship


Author: Martin Ruef,Michael Lounsbury
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0762314338
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Takes stock of entrepreneurship research within organizational sociology, critically examining the theoretical presuppositions of the field and situating extant research within the sociological canon. This work points the way towards a more comprehensive framework for the development of the sociology of entrepreneurship

Institutions and Entrepreneurship


Author: Wesley D. Sine,Robert J. David
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242407
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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Examines how the institutional environment affects entrepreneurial organizations, and vice-versa.

Emergence


Author: Marc-David L. Seidel,Henrich R. Greve
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786359154
Category: Change (Psychology)
Page: 471
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The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and how it grows to form initial structures and practices. Emergence is an easy to understand intuitive concept, as it simply means that an object comes into existence or appearance, but it needs further unpacking as a description of a widespread social process. In this book, emergence is seen as a process that involves 1) the creation of novelty, 2) its growth to a salient size, and 3) its formation into a recognizable social object, process, or structure. Each step should be understood through theory and empirical work. Yet the theory of each step can differ from, though it may be related to, the theory of the other two. As a consequence, emergence is a much more complex research topic than is suggested by a single word and it is these complexities that are examined in this book.

Communities and Organizations


Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780522843
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 363
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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.

How Institutions Matter!


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

Rethinking Power in Organizations, Institutions, and Markets


Author: Damon Golsorkhi,David Courpasson,Jeffrey Sallaz
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780526644
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
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Organizations are central actors of modern society. No understanding of our world is complete without a theory of how they work. Successful organizations must engage in power-projects. Such is the overarching argument of this volume, a collection of papers by many of the world's leading social scientists and organizational scholars.

The Structuring of Work in Organizations


Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354357
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions


Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787434516
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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This volume focuses on the relationship between different modes in the emergence, diffusion, maintenance, and/or challenge of social meanings and institutions. The contributions demonstrate the potential of multimodal approaches to advance the design of rigorous methods of analysis for the study of multimodal communicative practices.

Markets On Trial

The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis
Author: Michael Lounsbury,Paul M. Hirsch
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242083
Category: Social Science
Page: 404
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Since the mid-20th century, organizational theorists have increasingly distanced themselves from the study of core societal power centers and important policy issues of the day. This title addresses the global financial crisis debates and struggles around how to organize economies and societies around the world.

Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations

Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology
Author: Charlotte Cloutier,Jean-Pascal Gond,Bernard Leca
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787143791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This volume explores how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot’s economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding.

Elites on Trial


Author: Glenn Morgan,Sigrid Quack,Paul Hirsch
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784416797
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Elites are 'on trial' firstly for their role in the past and shaping the context for the crisis, secondly in terms of how they responded to the crisis and finally in terms of what role they are playing in the aftermath. This book is concerned with what happens when elites are challenged by crisis and helps us understand 'elites on trial'.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies

Classical Foundations
Author: Paul S. Adler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019953523X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 679
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Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

The Entrepreneurial Group

Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action
Author: Martin Ruef
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400835201
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Recent surveys show that more than half of American entrepreneurs share ownership in their business startups rather than going it alone. Yet the media and many scholars continue to perpetuate the myth of the lone visionary who single-handedly revolutionizes the marketplace. In The Entrepreneurial Group, Martin Ruef shatters this myth, demonstrating that teams, not individuals, are the leading force behind entrepreneurial startups. This is the first book to provide an in-depth sociological analysis of entrepreneurial groups, and to put forward a theoretical framework for understanding activities and outcomes within them.

Categories in Markets

Origins and Evolution
Author: Greta Hsu,Ozgecan Kocak,Giacomo Negro
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857245937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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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.

Social Structure and Organizations Revisited


Author: Michael Lounsbury,Marc J. Ventresca
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780762308729
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 433
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This work brings together empirical research and thematic commentaries which chart out research directions for politically-inflected studies of organizational and institutional change. The chapters give practical voice to the theoretical questions and research designs of an emerging agenda for organization theory that engages questions about broader social structure and organizations with theory in cultural analysis, stratification, and entrepreneurship. industry in the 19th century, studies of the organizational vitality of contemporary evangelical Protestantism, the emergence of gay and lesbian identity organizations, challenges in the institutional structuring of the mutual fund industry the post-Soviet Russia, stratification and status organizing processes in entrepreneurial organizations, studies of social movements and organizations, both external to and inside of organizations.

Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research

Diverse Settings, Questions, and Approaches
Author: Karen D. Hughes,Jennifer E. Jennings
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849804753
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research responds to recent calls from academic researchers and policy analysts alike to pay greater attention to the diversity and heterogeneity among women entrepreneurs. Drawing together studies by 26 researchers affiliated with the DIANA International Research Network, this collection contributes to a richer and more robust understanding of the field. Part I: 'Diverse Settings' introduces research set in a range of contexts, from those rarely examined to those representing more familiar terrains. Part II: 'Diverse Questions' explores new questions and reframes old questions in fresh, innovative ways. Part III: 'Diverse Approaches' features studies with distinct methodological approaches that reflect and extend the rigour and creativity of research in this field. Together, the research assembled in this volume significantly advances knowledge about women's entrepreneurship around the world. While the book's primary audience is academic researchers and graduate students working in the areas of women's entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship and family business more generally, it will also be of interest to scholars working in related research areas in the sociology of gender, work and organizations. Policy-makers in government and non-government agencies as well as profit and not-for-profit organizations that provide services to, or conduct research on, women entrepreneurs will also benefit greatly from the insights provided in this unique volume.

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
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The Sociology of Organizational Change


Author: E. A. Johns
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483187128
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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The Sociology of Organizational Change discusses organizational change and its implementation, focusing on economic growth, specification and attainment of profitability targets, and entrepreneurial behavior. This book describes the three alternative methods of introducing change—introduction without warning, introduction preceded by information, and introduction with employee participation. The topics covered include the need for constant change; change, equilibrium and homeostasis; sources of resistance to change; and hierarchical variations in attitudes to change. The organizational and psychological factors; techniques for implementing change; and managerial succession and the organizational climate are likewise deliberated in this text. This publication is useful to students studying for the Diploma in Management Studies, professional examinations of the Institute of Personnel Management, and university courses in sociology.

Research in the Sociology of Work


Author: Steven P. Vallas
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354055
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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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.

Legitimacy Processes in Organizations


Author: Cathryn Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780762310081
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 271
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The purpose of this volume is to produce a collection of articles by leading social psychologists and organizational scholars that focus on legitimacy processes in organizations. Over the last two decades in social psychology within sociology, scholars have developed legitimacy theories that strive to show how legitimacy processes merge into structures. Also, in organizational research, issues of legitimacy processes are of central concern - for example, in neoinstitutional theory. Therefore, it is worthwhile to devote a volume that will address specifically how these legitimacy processes operate in organizations. This collection of papers will accomplish two goals. First, the contributors will have an opportunity to discuss how legitimacy processes contribute to our understanding of how organizations are structured and how they work. In addition, by examining legitimacy processes, the contributors will be able to explore the micro/macro implications of these processes. Second, this volume should stimulate more discussion between social psychologists and organizational researchers on issues of legitimacy and future directions for understanding legitimacy processes.