Great Minds in Management The Process of Theory Development

ISBN-10: 019927682X
ISBN-13: 9780199276820
Edition: 2007
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Description: Michael Hitt and Ken Smith bring together some of the most influential and original thinkers in management. They also reflect on the process of theory development, presenting their own personal accounts of the gestation of these theories.

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Book details

List price: $85.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.69" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Michael Hitt and Ken Smith bring together some of the most influential and original thinkers in management. They also reflect on the process of theory development, presenting their own personal accounts of the gestation of these theories.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction: The Process of Developing Management Theory
Individuals and Their Environment
The Evolution of Social Cognitive Theory
Image Theory
The Road to Fairness and Beyond
Grand Theories and Mid-Range Theories: Cultural Effects on Theorizing and the Attempt to Understand Active Approaches to Work
Upper Echelons Theory: Origins, Twists and Turns, and Lessons Learned
Goal Setting Theory: Theory Building by Induction
How Job Characteristics Theory Happened
Do Employee Attitudes towards Organizations Matter? The Study of Employee Commitment to Organizations
Developing Psychological Contract Theory
The Escalation of Commitment: Steps toward an Organizational Theory
On the Origins of Expectancy Theory
Behavior of Organizations
Double-Loop Learning in Organizations: A Theory of Action Perspective
Where does Inequality Come from? The Personal and Intellectual Roots of Resource-Based Theory
Organizational Effectiveness: Its Demise and Re-emergence through Positive Organizational Scholarship
Managerial and Organizational Cognition: Islands of Coherence
Developing Theory about the Development of Theory
Managing Organizational Knowledge: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations
The Experience of Theorizing: Sensemaking as Topic and Resource
Environmental Contingencies and Organizations
The Development of Stakeholder Theory: An Idiosyncratic Approach
Developing Resource Dependence Theory: How Theory is Affected by its Environment
Institutional Theory: Contributing to a Theoretical Research Program
Transaction Cost Economics: The Process of Theory Development
Developing Evolutionary Theory for Economics and Management
An Evolutionary Approach to Institutions and Social Construction: Process and Structure
Epilogue: Learning to Develop Theory from the Masters
Index

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