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Organizations : Structures, Processes, and Outcomes

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9780139033940

ISBN10:
0139033947
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Basic text for the Sociology of Organizations course taught in Sociology or Business departments, whether on the undergraduate or graduate level. 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. The Seventh Edition of this renowned text has been rewritten to be more accessible to readers and to update coverage while retaining the features that have brought it widespread acclaim.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part I The Nature of Organizations 1(44)
Chapter 1 The Outcomes of Organizations
1(25)
Why Study Organizations?
1(2)
Why Do We Have Organizations?
3(1)
Organizations and the Individual
4(3)
Categories of Individuals
7(1)
Organizations and the Community
8(2)
Societal Outcomes
10(5)
Organizations and Social Change
15(7)
Multinational Organizations
22(2)
Why Study Organizations?
24(1)
Summary and Conclusions
25(1)
Chapter 2 On the Nature and Types of Organizations
26(19)
Definitions from the Past
26(2)
Contemporary Definitions
28(3)
Are Organizations Real?
31(4)
Types of Organizations
35(8)
The Voluntary Organization
43(1)
Summary and Conclusions
44(1)
Part II Organizational Structure 45(64)
Chapter 3 Organizational Structure: Forms and Outcomes
45(38)
Defining Organizational Structure
47(3)
Complexity
50(13)
Formalization
63(6)
Formalization and Outcomes for Individuals
69(5)
Centralization
74(8)
Summary and Conclusions
82(1)
Chapter 4 Organizational Structure: Explanations
83(26)
Contextual Explanations
85(13)
Organizational Design
98(8)
Explaining Organizational Structure
106(1)
Summary and Conclusions
107(2)
Part III Organizational Processes 109(95)
Chapter 5 Power and Power Outcomes
109(25)
The Nature of Power in Organizations
110(5)
Horizontal Power Relationships
115(6)
A Perspective on Power in Organizations
121(3)
Power in Voluntary Organizations
124(1)
Lower Participants
124(1)
The Outcomes of Power Relationships
125(1)
Conflict in Organizations
126(5)
The Social Outcomes of Power
131(1)
Summary and Conclusions
132(2)
Chapter 6 Leadership
134(21)
What Is Leadership?
135(5)
The Outcomes of Leadership for Organizations
140(12)
Leadership in the Voluntary Organization
152(1)
Summary and Conclusions
153(2)
Chapter 7 Decision Making
155(11)
Strategic Decisions
156(2)
Variables and Constraints
158(3)
Rationality
161(2)
Power and Decision Making
163(1)
The Decision-Making Process
164(1)
Summary and Conclusions
165(1)
Chapter 8 Communication
166(18)
The Importance of Communication
166(3)
Individual Factors
169(2)
Organizational Factors
171(1)
Vertical Communication
171(4)
Horizontal Communication
175(4)
Communication Problems
179(2)
Communication from Outside the Organization
181(1)
Possible Solutions
181(2)
Summary and Conclusions
183(1)
Chapter 9 Change
184(20)
The Nature of Organizational Change
184(3)
The Change Process
187(10)
Innovation in Organizations
197(5)
Summary and Conclusions
202(2)
Part IV Organizational Environments 204(45)
Chapter 10 Organizational Environments and Interorganizational Relationships
204(45)
The Environment and the Formation of Organizations
204(3)
Environmental Dimensions
207(7)
Analytical Dimensions
214(3)
The Perception of the Environment
217(1)
The Impact of the Environment on the Organization
218(2)
Interorganizational Relationships
220(1)
IOR: Forms and Levels
221(6)
A Framework for IOR Analysis: The Human-Service Delivery Area
227(16)
Interlocking Boards of Directors
243(4)
Outcomes of IOR
247(1)
Summary and Conclusions
248(1)
Part V Organizational Effectiveness and Organizational Theory 249(45)
Chapter 11 Organizational Effectiveness
249(25)
Toward a Contradiction Model of Effectiveness
250(1)
Models of Organizational Effectiveness
251(16)
The Contradiction Model
267(5)
Summary and Conclusions
272(2)
Chapter 12 Organizational Theory
274(20)
The Population-Ecology Model
275(3)
The Resource-Dependence Model
278(5)
The Rational-Contingency Model
283(4)
The Transaction-Cost Model
287(2)
The Institutional Model
289(3)
Combining the Perspectives
292(1)
Summary and Conclusions
293(1)
References 294(37)
Indexes 331


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