Based upon classical and contemporary theory and empirical research, this book forms a sociological analysis of organizations, focusing on the impacts that organizations have upon individuals and society. It has been rewritten to be more accessible to readers and to update coverage while retaining the features that have brought it widespread acclaim. Unifying framework of organizational effectiveness is integrated throughout, offering readers insight into organizational structure, effectiveness, and leadership. Critical analyses of contemporary developments are provided. For administrators.
Table of Contents
I. THE NATURE OF ORGANIZATIONS.
1. The Outcomes of Organizations. 2. On the Nature and Types of Organizations.
II. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE.
3. Organizational Structure: Forms and Outcomes. 4. Organizational Structure: Explanations.
III. ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES.
5. Power and Power Outcomes. 6. Leadership. 7. Decision Making. 8. Communication. 9. Change.
IV. ORGANIZATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.
10. Organizational Environments and Interorganizational Relationships.
V. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY.