The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies

Contemporary Currents
Author: Paul S. Adler,Paul Du Gay,Glenn Morgan,Michael Reed
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199671087
Category: Organizational behavior
Page: 752
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This title examines how contemporary currents in sociology and social theory have influenced the field of organisation studies. It aims to combat the tendency towards myopia in the organisation studies field, which encourages reliance on resources and references drawn from within the field and discourages scholars from going beyond these boundaries to find inspiration and ideas. The contributing authors show how sociologists and sociological concepts from the US and Europe have provided new insights into the functioning of organisations.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations


Author: Steve Cropper
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199282944
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 782
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Giving a structured overview of the field of interorganizational relations, this handbook presents current thinking and research from international experts. It includes the study of strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, networks and other forms of relationship between organizations.

The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms


Author: Laura Empson,Robert Hinings,Daniel Muzio,Joseph Broschak
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199682399
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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overview of contemporary research on PSFs, and suggests

The Oxford Handbook of Public Management


Author: Ewan Ferlie,Laurence E. Lynn,Christopher Pollitt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199226443
Category: Political Science
Page: 789
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The public sector continues to play a strategic role across the world and in the last thirty years there have been major shifts in approaches to its management. This text identifies the trends in public management and the effects these have had, as well as providing a broad overview to each topic.

Toward Permeable Boundaries of Organizations?


Author: Leopold Ringel,Petra Hiller,Charlene Zietsma
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787438287
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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The classical concept of organizations as solitary 'walled-in' actors with clear operational boundaries is increasingly being challenged. This volume examines why, examines the impact of these changes on organizations and offers conceptual and empirical insights.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management


Author: Ewan Ferlie,Kathleen Montgomery,Anne Reff Pedersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191015202
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements


Author: James R. Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199708758
Category: Religion
Page: 550
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The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies. This Handbook covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors are drawn equally from sociology and religious studies and include both established scholars and "rising stars" in the field. The core chapters deal with such central issues as conversion, the brainwashing debate, millennialism, and modernization. Another section deals with NRM subfields such as neopaganism, satanism, and UFO religions. The final section considers NRMs in global perspective.

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies


Author: Robin Mansell,Chrisanthi Avgerou,Danny Quah
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199548798
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 620
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The production and consumption of ICTs have an impact at a macro level, in the way our societies operate, and in our everyday lives. This handbook is about the challenges presented by ICTs. It sets out an intellectual agenda that examines the implications for individuals, organizations, democracy, and the economy.

World Society

The Writings of John W. Meyer
Author: Georg Krücken,Gili S. Drori
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191552844
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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John W. Meyer's work broke new grounds in institutional thought in sociology and made him a central thinker for the emerging interdisciplinary field of neoinstitutionalism, while at the same time establishing institutional thought's comparative variant, world society theory. His scholarship plays a prominent role in contemporary social theory, and has shaped research areas such as international relations and globalization, organization theory, and management studies. One of the results of Meyer's wide-ranging and interdisciplinary influence is that his work has appeared in a diverse range of outlets. This book brings together some of John W. Meyer's widely-scattered work, reviewing four decades of scholarship, and adding several original pieces from Meyer's current work. It gathers substantive commentary on social processes, from stratification to globalization to socialization, as well as on key social institutions, from science to religion to law to education. In its expansive review, this book is both about neoinstitutional thought in general and world society theory in particular. This book is both by John W. Meyer and about John W. Meyer: to the compilation of Meyer's canonized and current work, Georg Krücken and Gili S. Drori add an essay on the theoretical and empirical contribution of Meyer's institutional theory, placing it within the broader context of contemporary social theory, globalization research, and organizational studies in both in the United States and Europe.