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Organizations: Structures, Processes and Outcomes (10TH 09 Edition)

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Based upon classical and contemporary theory and empirical research, this text forms a sociological analysis of organizations, focusing on the impacts that organizations have upon individuals and society.

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Based upon classical and contemporary theory and empirical research, this text forms a sociological analysis of organizations, focusing on the impacts that organizations have upon individuals and society.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1 Thinking about Organizations

Overview

Why Study Organizations?

Organizational Impacts

Organizations and the World

The Nature of Organizations

The Plan of the Book

In Sum

Exercises

 

PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Chapter 2 Organization Structure: Key Dimensions

Overview

Defining Organizational Structure

Modern Organizational Structure: The Bureaucratic Form

Sociological Studies of Formal Structure in Organizations

Dimensions of Formal Structure: Complexity

Dimensions of Formal Structure: Formalization

Dimensions of Formal Structure: Centralization

Relations between Complexity, Formalization & Centralization

Summary and Conclusions

Exercises

 

Chapter 3 Organization Structure: Explanations

Overview

Effects of Size

Effects of Technology

Effects of Internal Culture

Environmental Effects on Structure: External Culture

Creating Formal Structure: Debates over Process

Explaining Organizational Structure: Summary

Exercises

 

PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES

Chapter 4 Power and Power Outcomes

Overview

The Nature of Power in Organizations

Authority and Power

Other Types of Power

Shifts in Power

Power Outcomes: Compliance and Involvement

Power Outcomes: Conflict

 The Components of Conflict Situations

The Outcomes of Conflict

Summary and Conclusions

Exercises

 

Chapter 5 Leadership

           

            Overview

            What Is Leadership?

            The Outcomes of Leadership in Organizations

            Leadership in the Voluntary Organization

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

 

 

Chapter 6 Decision Making

        

            Overview

            Organizations as Systems of Decisions

            Strategies of Power and Decision Making

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

 

 

Chapter 7 Communication

            Overview

            The Importance of Communication

            Individual Factors

            Organizational Factors

            Vertical Communication

            Horizontal Communication

            Communication Problems

            Communication to and from Outside the Organization

            Possible Solutions

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

 

 

Chapter 8 Managing Organizational Environments: Conceptualizing the Environment

            Overview

            “Discovering” Organizational Environments

            Defining the Environment: Core Dimensions

            Defining the Environment: Interorganizational Relations

            Defining the Environment: Selected Aspects

            Perceiving the Environment

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

 

 

Chapter 9 Managing Environments: Contemporary Paradigms

            Overview

            The Contingency Paradigm

            The Resource Dependence Paradigm   

            The Transaction Costs Paradigm

            The Institutional Paradigm

            The Population Ecology Paradigm

            Combining Paradigms

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

 

 

PART III: OUTCOMES

Chapter 10 Organizational Performance and Change

            Overview

            Problems of Defining Organizational Goals

            Approaches to Assessing Organizational Effectiveness

            Evaluating Organizational Performance: Key Issues

            Organizational Change and Transformation

            Organizational Change: Learning

            Transformational Change

            Summary and Conclusions

            Exercises

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132448406
Author:
Hall, Richard
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Tolbert, Pamela S.
Author:
Hall, Richard H.
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Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Organizational change
Subject:
Organizational sociology
Subject:
Negotiating
Subject:
Education-General
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Publication Date:
November 2008
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Language:
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Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 295 gr

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