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The Sociology of Organizations: An Anthology of Contemporary Theory and Research
  

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By Wharton, Amy S.

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Wharton's anthology provides an overview of contemporary theory and research in the sociology of organizations. Three features of this book are particularly distinctive: an emphasis on sociological content; attention to contemprary theory and research; and its comprehensive, rese... read full description below.

ISBN 9780195330700
Barcode 9780195330700
Published 1 March 2007 by Oxford University Press (S3)
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ISBN-13 9780195330700
ISBN-10 0195330706
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date 1 March 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wharton, Amy S.
Category Language & Linguistics
Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Social Institutions
Organizational Theory & Behaviour
Number of Pages 538
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 950g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 302.35
Catalogue Code 591991

Description of this Book

Wharton's anthology provides an overview of contemporary theory and research in the sociology of organizations. Three features of this book are particularly distinctive: * An emphasis on sociological content: Although the readings reflect the multidisciplinarity and breadth of the organizations area, this anthology gives primary emphasis to selections with sociological content. Hence, the book should have strong appeal to instructors and students seeking a sociological understanding of organizations. * Attention to contemporary theory and research: A unique feature of this anthology is its attention to contemporary theory and research on organizations. At the same time, Wharton grounds the book in the modern classics. The readings reveal how organizational sociology contributes to our understanding of key social and economic issues, such as diversity, globalization, and the environment. * Comprehensive, research-based, and methodologically diverse: The book is comprehensive in its coverage of topics, levels of analysis, and methodological approaches. Topics covered include: * Conceptions of organizations * Organizational structure * Historical development of the capitalist firm * Nonprofits and alternative organizational forms * Organizational culture * Organizational demography and social networks * Environments and organizational change Introductions to each section identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics.

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NZ Review There are a number of strengths to recommend in this anthology. First, the selections complement each other superbly. Second, the theory and research are intellectually stimulating and cutting-edge. Third, the variety of empirical approaches--from historical to ethnographic to survey research--are fascinating in their own right. Fourth, the eight topical sections encompass a rich variety of sub-themes while providing a broad orientation and structure for students. --Matthew Archibald, Emory University<br>

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