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

Cultural Entrepreneurship

The Cultural Worker’s Experience of Entrepreneurship
Author: Annette Naudin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315444666
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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This book explores the lived experience of cultural entrepreneurship examining the challenges associated with cultural labour including the insecurities of managing precarious working conditions. Drawing on interviews conducted with cultural workers, Cultural Entrepreneurship focuses on how individuals articulate their experience of entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industries. Noting the importance of place, the local cultural milieu is examined as a means of situating entrepreneurial practices through cultural and enterprise policies, local networks, and significant relationships. Within this framework, the cultural entrepreneurs’ stories reveal means of subverting or re-interpreting identities and the possibility for ‘rethinking cultural entrepreneurship.’ Aimed at researchers, academics and students investigating cultural entrepreneurship, cultural policy and cultural labour, Cultural Entrepreneurship will additionally be of value to creative industry consultants, cultural policymakers, and those setting up creative enterprises. Researchers from fields such as geography, investigating different aspects of the cultural industries in relation to cultural policy and place, will also find this book to be a useful contribution.

Institutions and Entrepreneurship


Author: Wesley D. Sine,Robert J. David
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857242393
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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Examines how the institutional environment affects entrepreneurial organizations, and vice-versa.

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.

Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods

The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption
Author: Volkan Aytar,Jan Rath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136587705
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media, have started to see and promote these neighborhoods as urban attractions for tourists, city dwellers and others. This book aims to analyze the roles of ethnic entrepreneurs and their associations and governments, and - by extension - of consumers and other actors in the rise of ethnic neighborhoods as places of leisure and consumption. Through case studies, it situates those neighborhoods at the edge of different theoretical debates about urban political economy and the politics of culture, and seeks a dynamic synergy between both.

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.

Organisationales Lernen als erfolgsrelevantes Konstrukt im Rahmen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen


Author: Hannah Noriko Richta
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834942162
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 558
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​Bei der Suche nach Zusammenhängen zwischen der Internationalisierung von Unternehmen und ihrem Erfolg wird zunehmend der Einfluss des Organisationalen Lernens deutlich. In bisherigen Untersuchungen bleibt aber offen, wie der Lernbegriff definiert wird und wer was auf welche Weise lernt. Die verschiedenen Studien kommen deshalb unter Berufung auf die gleichen theoretischen Fundamente zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen. Hannah Noriko Richta entwickelt auf der Basis einer Diskussion des Forschungsstandes ein geschlossenes Modell der Erfolgswirkung des Organisationalen Lernens im Rahmen der Internationalisierung und unterzieht es einem empirischen Test.

Entrepreneurship

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management
Author: Norris F. Krueger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415158589
Category: Entrepreneurship
Page: 544
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This new collection provides a much needed retrospective view of the key academic work published in this area. The papers here highlight the importance of studying entrepreneurship from a wide range of perspectives, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases such as marketing, finance and strategy. The overall focus in this set is on "entrepreneurial" activity, rather than specifically small or family-owned business and favours research articles over those that deal purely with practice.

From Communists to Foreign Capitalists

The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe
Author: Nina Bandelj
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841259
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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From Communists to Foreign Capitalists explores the intersections of two momentous changes in the late twentieth century: the fall of Communism and the rise of globalization. Delving into the economic change that accompanied these shifts in central and Eastern Europe, Nina Bandelj presents a pioneering sociological treatment of the process of foreign direct investment (FDI). She demonstrates how both investors and hosts rely on social networks, institutions, politics, and cultural understandings to make decisions about investment, employing practical rather than rational economic strategies to deal with the true uncertainty that plagues the postsocialist environment. The book explores how eleven postsocialist countries address the very idea of FDI as an integral part of their market transition. The inflows of foreign capital after the collapse of Communism resulted not from the withdrawal of states from the economy, as is commonly expected, but rather from the active involvement of postsocialist states in institutionalizing and legitimizing FDI. Using a wide array of data sources, and combining a macro-level account of national variation in the liberalization to foreign capital with a micro-level account of FDI transactions in the decade following the collapse of Communism in 1989, the book reveals how social forces not only constrain economic transformations but also make them possible. From Communists to Foreign Capitalists is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the social processes that shape economic life.

Sociology of Organizations

Structures and Relationships
Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 141299196X
Category: Social Science
Page: 740
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The sociological study of organizations encompasses both planned and formal organizations as well as spontaneous and informal ones. Sociologists examine organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. The ways of defining and examining organizations vary depending on the theoretical emphasis. This book focuses on three things: * providing a wide and historically accurate portrait of the diversity of sociological theories and their application to organizational studies * updating selections that reflect a variety of ways that new technology affects methods of organizing and types of organizations * including readings that examine a range of both formal and informal structures, and both deliberate and impromptu interactions. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organizational studies.

Narratives We Organize By


Author: Barbara Czarniawska,Pasquale Gagliardi
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027296618
Category: Psychology
Page: 276
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This book is a collection of texts that explore the analogy between organizing and narrating, between action and text. The raw material of everyday organizational life consists of disconnected fragments, physical and verbal actions that do not make sense when reported with simple chronology. Narrating is organizing this raw and fragmented material with the help of such devices as plot and characters. Simultaneously, organizing makes narration possible, because it orders people, things and events in time and place. The collection, written by organization researchers from many different countries, explores this analogy in both directions, reporting studies that show how narratives are made in situ, and applying narrative analysis (structuralist and poststructuralist) to stories already in existence. Barbara Czarniawska is Skandia Professor of Management Studies at GRI, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Sweden. Pasquale Gagliardi is Professor of Sociology of Organization at the Catholic University of Milan, and Managing Director of ISTUD- Istituto Studi Direzionali, Milan-Stresa, Italy.

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations


Author: J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230392830
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.

Institutions and Ideology


Author: Peter Walgenbach
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 184855866X
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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Contributes to the literature on the sociology of organizations and management, especially to sociological institutionalism. This title covers the empirical areas that range from technology and software development, the brewing industry, custodial facilities to the organization of birthing.

Bibliographie Internationale de Sociologie 1983


Author: International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780422810708
Category: Reference
Page: 424
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Presented in bilingual form (English/French), these bibliographies list the most important publications in the field of Sociology in 1985. Arranged in a decimal system of classification and including author and subject indexes.

International Human Resource Management

An Employment Relations Perspective
Author: Miguel Martinez Lucio
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293556
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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An innovative and thought-provoking resource designed to support the study of International and Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Written by an internationally renowned team of experts and underpinned by cutting-edge research, International Human Resource Management tackles a broad range of controversial and often marginalised issues associated with globalisation and its impact on multinational companies and employees. Prepare to be gripped by fascinating and sometimes shocking revelations about the darker realities of a more globalised context and to emerge fully aware of these issues in the workplace and in employment generally. A truly global range of case studies and examples within the book plus carefully selected journal articles online will further enhance your learning experience and outcomes. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/martinez-lucio for PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, online journal articles and web links related to topics covered in the book. An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.

Handbook of Decision Making


Author: Paul C. Nutt,David C. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444323122
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
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Wiley's new Handbook of Decision Making is a vital reference text for all students and professionals of management, organization and decision making. The handbook offers a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of organizational and strategic decisions. Contributors are internationally known experts drawn from North America, Canada and Europe who have spent many years in the study of decision making, and decision making relevant topics. We believe the handbook will become a tour de force in the understanding decision making, offering a wide variety of perspectives, topics, and summative understanding of the field. Chapters in the Handbook were prepared by the leading experts in their field and include cutting edge empirical, theoretical, and review chapters. The chapters bring together for the first time a critical mass of writing on decision making as an organizational and research activity. The Editors are two of the leading international experts in decision making and contribute to the Handbook with five original Chapters that offer an appraisal of the field and suggestions for research, as well as the current status of decision making practice and suggestion for improvement.

Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research


Author: Peer C. Fiss,Bart Cambre,Axel Marx
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178190779X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 351
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Some 20 years after the emergence of configurational theory as a key perspective in organization studies in the 1990s, this approach has yet to deliver on its promise. While we know that configurations the relative arrangement of parts and elements - matters, empirical research on configurations is just beginning to deliver on its promise.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness


Author: Kevin White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964001
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.

The Politics of Management Knowledge


Author: Professor Stewart R Clegg,Gill Palmer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446238394
Category: Comparative management
Page: 256
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The notion that management knowledge is universal, culture-neutral, readily transferable to any country or situation, has come under mounting challenge. The Politics of Management Knowledge goes beyond such broad-brush' assertions to explore in detail the relations between management knowledge, power and practice in a world where globalization highlights, rather than obscures, the locally specific character of many management recipes. The book recognizes the political nature of management knowledge as a discourse produced from, and reproducing, power processes within and between organizations. This theme underpins discussion of the ways in which management ideas and practices produce' managers of a particular kind - person of enterprise, bureaucrat, heroic leader and so on. Critical examinations of certain current management theories - lean production, excellence, entrepreneurship - illuminate the myriad modes in which relations of power intermingle with relations of knowledge. Eminent authors from a variety of countries address the social and political processes involved in cross-cultural transference of management ideas across the world. They also look to the future, stressing the need for a substantial new understanding that is less attuned to the corporate worlds of today and more appropriate for the increasingly diverse organizations likely to emerge in the twenty-first century.

Families and Their Health Care after Homelessness

Opportunities for Improving Access
Author: Lisa M. Duchon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317776623
Category: Political Science
Page: 170
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.