Sociology of Organizations Structures and Relationships

ISBN-10: 141299196X
ISBN-13: 9781412991964
Edition: 2012
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List price: $111.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

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.

Jody Hoffer Gittell teaches human resource management and organizational theory at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She serves as Director of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative, and Acting Director of the MIT Leadership Center. Gittell's research explores how coordination by front-line workers contributes to quality and efficiency outcomes in service settings, with a particular focus on the airline and healthcare industries. She has developed a theory of relational coordination, proposing that highly interdependent work is most effectively coordinated through relationships of shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect, and demonstrating how organizations can support (or undermine) relational coordination through the design of their work systems. Gittell is the author of dozens of articles and chapters, and several books that translate her findings for practitioners. Her books include The Southwest Airlines Way: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve High Performance (McGraw-Hill, 2003), Up in the Air: How the Airlines Can Improve Performance by Engaging Their Employees (Cornell University Press, 2009), High Performance Healthcare: Using the Power of Relationships to Achieve Quality, Efficiency and Resilience (McGraw-Hill, 2009), and most recently Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships (co-authored with Mary Godwyn, Ph.D.) (SAGE, 2011).Gittell won the Outstanding Young Scholar of the Year Award in 2004 from the Labor and Employment Relations Association, a Best Book Award for Industry Studies in 2005 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a Best Paper Award in 2008 from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, and the Douglas McGregor Award for Best Paper of the Year in 2008 from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Before joining the faculty at Brandeis University, Gittell received her PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management and taught at the Harvard Business School.

Introduction
The Relational Organizational Form
Business as an Integrative Unity
Mechanistic and Organic Systems of Management
Markets, Bureaucracies and Clans
Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization
Organizational Social Capital and Employment Practices
Doing Your Job and Helping Your Friends: Universalistic Norms About Obligations to Particular Others
Social Exchange and Micro Social Order
The Bureaucratic Organizational Form
Bureaucracy
Coordination
The Horizontal Dimension in Bureaucracy
The Social Embeddedness of Labor Markets and Cognitive Processes
Defining the Post-Bureaucratic Type
Two Types of Bureaucracy: Enabling and Coercive
Organized Dissonance: Feminist Bureaucracy as Hybrid Form
Coordination of Work
The Process of Control
Organizations
Organization Design: An Information Processing View
Input Uncertainty and Organizational Coordination in Hospital Emergency Units
Collective Mind in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks
Coordination in Fast Response Organizations
a Relational Model of How High-Performance Work Systems Work
Autonomy and Control
Fundamentals of Scientific Management
The Basis of Authority
Theory Y: The Integration of Individual and Organizational Goals
Toward an Economic Model of the Japanese Firm
Work Organization, Technology and Performance in Customer Service and Sales
Connective Leadership: Female Leadership Styles in the 21st Century Workplace
Trust and Influence in Combat: An Interdependence Model
Organizational Culture
What is Culture?
The Organizational Culture Wars: a Struggle for Intellectual Dominance
Moral Economy and Cultural Work
Representing Blue: Representative Bureaucracy and Racial Profiling in the Latino Community
This Place Makes Me Proud to be a Woman���: Theoretical Explanation for Success in Entrepreneurship Education for Low-Income Women
Hospitals as Cultures of Entrapment: Re-Analysis of the Bristol Royal Infirmary
Representative Bureaucracy and Policy Tools: Ethnicity, Student Discipline and Representation in Public Schools
Organizational Conflict
Capital: a Critique of Political Economy
Constructive Conflict
Organizational Conflict; Concepts and Models
Marx, Globalization and Alienation: Received and Underappreciated Wisdoms
Racial Inequality in the Workplace: How Critical Management Studies Can Inform Current Approaches
Mythicizing and Reification in Entrepreneurial Discourse: Ideology-Critique of Entrepreneurial Studies
Diversity Within Organizations
Women���s Careers in Static and Dynamic Organizations
We Have to Make a MANagement Decision: Challenger and the Dysfunctions of Corporate Masculinity
Just One of the Guys: How TransMen Make Gender Visible at Work
The Emperor has no Clothes: Rewriting �ǠRace in Organizations
The Colonizing Consciousness and Representations of the Other: a Postcolonial Critique of the Discourse of Oil
The Disclosure Dilemma for Gay Men and Lesbians: �ǠComing Out��� at Work
Identification of Work Environments and Employers Open to Hiring and Accommodating People with Disabilities
Organizational Learning and Change
Single-Loop and Double-Loop Models in Research on Organizational Decision-Making
The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organization Fields
Organizational Learning
The Local and Variegated Nature of Learning in Organizations: a Group-Level Perspective
Practical Pushing: Creating Discursive Space in Organizational Narratives
Operating Room: Relational Spaces and Micro-institutional Changes in Surgery
New Technology, Social Media and Emerging Communities
Constructions and Reconstructions of Self in Virtual Reality: Playing in the MUDs
Link, Search, Interact: The Co-Evolution of NGOs and Interactive Technology
Tweeting the Night Away: Using Twitter to Enhance Social Presence
E-mail in Government: Not Post-Bureaucratic but Late Bureaucratic Organizations
On-line Dating in Japan: a Test of Social Information Processing Theory
Online Organization of the LGBT Community in Singapore

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