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The sociology of organizations : classic, contemporary, and critical readings / editor, Michael J. Handel.

Contributor(s): Handel, Michael J. (Michael Jeremy).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c2003Description: x, 540 p. : 24 cm.ISBN: 0761987665; 9780761987666.Subject(s): Organizational sociologyDDC classification: 302.35 Online resources: WorldCat details Summary: Preface<br>Introduction<br>Organizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Early Definitions of Organization and Management<br>Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority - Max Weber<br>Critique<br>B. Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor<br>The Principles of Scientific Management - Frederick W. Taylor<br>Critique<br>The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century - Harry Braverman<br>Organizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation - Michael J. Handel<br>The Management of Innovation - Tom Burns / G.M. Stalker<br>Technology and Organization - Joan Woodward<br>The Measurement of Organization Structures - D.S. Pugh<br>Organizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work - Michael J. Handel<br>A. The Early Human Relations Movement<br>The Hawthorne Experiments - George C. Homans<br>Critique<br>Hawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology - Dana Bramel / Ronald Friend<br>B. Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement<br>The Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas McGregor<br>From Control to Commitment in the Workplace - Richard E. Walton<br>A Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice - Saul Rubinstein<br>Critique<br>Inside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective - Laurie Graham<br>Organizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure - Michael J. Handel<br>Conflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers - Melville Dalton<br>The World of Corporate Managers - Robert Jackall<br>Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism - Michael Burawoy<br>Rationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making - Michael J. Handel<br>Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham Allison<br>Power Inside Organizations - Michael J. Handel<br>Organizations and Oligarchy - Robert Michaels<br>Organizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Resource Dependency Theory<br>The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective - Jeffrey Pfeffer / Gerald R. Salancik<br>B. Institutional Theory<br>The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields - Paul DiMaggio / Wlater Powell<br>Organizational Ecology<br>Density-Dependent Processes - Glenn R. Carroll / Michael T. Hannan<br>Economic Theories of Organizations - Michael J. Handel<br>Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure - Michael C. Jensen /William H. Meckling<br>The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach - Oliver E. Williamson<br>Critique<br>Markets, Hierarchies and Hegemony - Charles Perrow<br>The Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Alfred Chandler’s Account of the Rise of Big Business<br>The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.<br>B. Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big Business<br>Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization - Walter W. Powell<br>Critique<br>Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility - Bennett Harrison<br>Organizational Culture - Michael J. Handel<br>Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a Hihg-Tech Corporation - Gideon Kunda<br>Organizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics - Michael J. Handel<br>Men and Women of the Corporation - Rosabeth Moss Kanter<br>Black Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - Sharon Collins<br>Segmented Labor Markets - Richard Edwards<br>The Access Process: Loopholes as a System - Dan Clawson Alan Neustadtl, and Denise Scott<br>Organizational Deviance - Michael J. Handel<br>Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies - Charles Perrow<br>Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision - Diane Vaughan<br>Democratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management - Michael J. Handel<br>The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models - Joyce Rothschild-Whitt<br>Worker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model - William Foote/Joseph R. Blasi/Douglas Lynn Kruse<br>Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations - Michael J. Handel<br>Street-Level Bureaucracy - Michael Lipsky<br>References<br>Index<br
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Preface<br>Introduction<br>Organizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Early Definitions of Organization and Management<br>Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority - Max Weber<br>Critique<br>B. Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor<br>The Principles of Scientific Management - Frederick W. Taylor<br>Critique<br>The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century - Harry Braverman<br>Organizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation - Michael J. Handel<br>The Management of Innovation - Tom Burns / G.M. Stalker<br>Technology and Organization - Joan Woodward<br>The Measurement of Organization Structures - D.S. Pugh<br>Organizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work - Michael J. Handel<br>A. The Early Human Relations Movement<br>The Hawthorne Experiments - George C. Homans<br>Critique<br>Hawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology - Dana Bramel / Ronald Friend<br>B. Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement<br>The Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas McGregor<br>From Control to Commitment in the Workplace - Richard E. Walton<br>A Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice - Saul Rubinstein<br>Critique<br>Inside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective - Laurie Graham<br>Organizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure - Michael J. Handel<br>Conflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers - Melville Dalton<br>The World of Corporate Managers - Robert Jackall<br>Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism - Michael Burawoy<br>Rationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making - Michael J. Handel<br>Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham Allison<br>Power Inside Organizations - Michael J. Handel<br>Organizations and Oligarchy - Robert Michaels<br>Organizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Resource Dependency Theory<br>The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective - Jeffrey Pfeffer / Gerald R. Salancik<br>B. Institutional Theory<br>The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields - Paul DiMaggio / Wlater Powell<br>Organizational Ecology<br>Density-Dependent Processes - Glenn R. Carroll / Michael T. Hannan<br>Economic Theories of Organizations - Michael J. Handel<br>Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure - Michael C. Jensen /William H. Meckling<br>The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach - Oliver E. Williamson<br>Critique<br>Markets, Hierarchies and Hegemony - Charles Perrow<br>The Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism - Michael J. Handel<br>A. Alfred Chandler’s Account of the Rise of Big Business<br>The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.<br>B. Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big Business<br>Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization - Walter W. Powell<br>Critique<br>Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility - Bennett Harrison<br>Organizational Culture - Michael J. Handel<br>Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a Hihg-Tech Corporation - Gideon Kunda<br>Organizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics - Michael J. Handel<br>Men and Women of the Corporation - Rosabeth Moss Kanter<br>Black Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - Sharon Collins<br>Segmented Labor Markets - Richard Edwards<br>The Access Process: Loopholes as a System - Dan Clawson Alan Neustadtl, and Denise Scott<br>Organizational Deviance - Michael J. Handel<br>Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies - Charles Perrow<br>Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision - Diane Vaughan<br>Democratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management - Michael J. Handel<br>The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models - Joyce Rothschild-Whitt<br>Worker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model - William Foote/Joseph R. Blasi/Douglas Lynn Kruse<br>Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations - Michael J. Handel<br>Street-Level Bureaucracy - Michael Lipsky<br>References<br>Index<br

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