Emergence

Author: Henrich R. Greve
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786359146
File Size: 34,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 5281
Download or Read Book

The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and growth to form initial structures and practices

How Institutions Matter

Author: Joel Gehman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786354292
File Size: 12,91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 7175
Download or Read Book

This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

From Categories To Categorization

Author:
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787142388
File Size: 77,87 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 4616
Download or Read Book

This volume brings together some of the world’s leading scholars of market categorization. Together, their contributions depict categorization as both a cognitive and a social process, tightly connected to actors involved, their specific acts, the entity being categorized, and the context and timing which inform these activities.

Configurational Theory And Methods In Organizational Research

Author: Peer C. Fiss
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781907781
File Size: 30,64 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 9473
Download or Read Book

Some 20 years after the emergence of configurational theory as a key perspective in organization studies in the 1990s, this approach has yet to deliver on its promise. While we know that configurations – the relative arrangement of parts and elements - matters, empirical research on configurations is just beginning to deliver on its promise. The starting point of the edited volume is the revival and evolution of a configurational perspective on organizations, both in terms of the use of configurational set-theoretic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and in terms of configurational theorizing that has emerged from the use of such methods. The volume brings together a variety of scholars working with set theoretic configurational methods to apply these methods to a range of prominent fields in organization studies, ranging from organizational design, international business, and human resource practices to networks and the management of information systems. Each author or group of authors pays specific attention to assessing the potential of set-theoretical configurational methods for organization studies. Two extensive introductory chapters discuss the state of the art with regard to different set-theoretic (fuzzy set and crisp set) methods. In three response pieces leading scholars offer a reflection on the potential of set-theoretic methods for organizational analysis. The volume aims to provide both inspiration and practical advice on how to conduct configurational analysis. The chapters illustrate the breadth of organizational fields and the growing range of topics for which the configurational perspective can provides insights. This volume vividly illustrates that the configurational approach is maturing. It aims to inspire organizational scholars to develop theories and methods that truly consider organizations as clusters of interconnected structures and practices that have to be studied as configurations.

Religion And Organization Theory

Author:
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906939
File Size: 33,51 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3986
Download or Read Book

Despite the profound influence that religious organizations exert, religion occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. This volume aims to make available in one place existing knowledge on religion and organizations, encouraging more organization theorists to include religion as part of their research activities and agenda.

Professional Service Firms

Author: Royston Greenwood
Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated
ISBN:
File Size: 58,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5036
Download or Read Book

Features studies of organizations that deliver professional services, including accounting, law, and management consulting firms that: underpin the modern economy, enabling economic exchange; constitute the 'intellect industry', developing and disseminating new ideas; and, are exemplars of knowledge-intensive organizations.

Legitimacy Processes In Organizations

Author: Cathryn Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780762310081
File Size: 20,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4754
Download or Read Book

The purpose of this volume is to produce a collection of articles by leading social psychologists and organizational scholars that focus on legitimacy processes in organizations. Over the last two decades in social psychology within sociology, scholars have developed legitimacy theories that strive to show how legitimacy processes merge into structures. Also, in organizational research, issues of legitimacy processes are of central concern - for example, in neoinstitutional theory. Therefore, it is worthwhile to devote a volume that will address specifically how these legitimacy processes operate in organizations. This collection of papers will accomplish two goals. First, the contributors will have an opportunity to discuss how legitimacy processes contribute to our understanding of how organizations are structured and how they work. In addition, by examining legitimacy processes, the contributors will be able to explore the micro/macro implications of these processes. Second, this volume should stimulate more discussion between social psychologists and organizational researchers on issues of legitimacy and future directions for understanding legitimacy processes.

Towards A Comparative Institutionalism

Author:
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785602748
File Size: 58,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 9665
Download or Read Book

The volume examines ongoing dynamics within the organizational fields of health care and higher education, as seen from an institutional theory perspective. To date, few studies have attempted to compare developments across these two critical societal sectors and actors.

Frontiers Of Creative Industries

Author: Candace Jones
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787437744
File Size: 26,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 2439
Download or Read Book

Creative industries are a growing and globally important area for both economic vitality and cultural expression of industrialized nations. This volume examines their institutional, categorical and structural dynamics to provide an overview of new trends and emerging issues in scholarship on this topic.

Sociology Of Organizations

Author: Mary Godwyn
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412991951
File Size: 69,87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 3386
Download or Read Book

Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships is a timely and unique collection of both classic and contemporary studies of organizations. Designed around competing theoretical frameworks, this cutting-edge book examines organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. This volume sheds light on some of the most interesting changes and challenges facing organizations today: the integration of new media, the implementation of diversity and inclusion, and the promotion of sustainable workforce engagement. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organization studies.