How Institutions Matter!

Author: Joel Gehman,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 6169

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.

Communities and Organizations

Author: Chris Marquis,Michael Lounsbury,Royston Greenwood

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 4057

Considers how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing an accounting for community processes in organizational theory. This title focuses on social proximity and networks that has characterized the work on communities.

From Categories to Categorization

Studies in Sociology, Organizations and Strategy at the Crossroads

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787142388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 3335

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.

Elites on Trial

Author: Glenn Morgan,Sigrid Quack,Paul Hirsch

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784416797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 630

Elites are 'on trial' firstly for their role in the past and shaping the context for the crisis, secondly in terms of how they responded to the crisis and finally in terms of what role they are playing in the aftermath. This book is concerned with what happens when elites are challenged by crisis and helps us understand 'elites on trial'.

The Sociology of Entrepreneurship

Author: Martin Ruef,Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762314338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3424

Takes stock of entrepreneurship research within organizational sociology, critically examining the theoretical presuppositions of the field and situating extant research within the sociological canon. This work points the way towards a more comprehensive framework for the development of the sociology of entrepreneurship

Religion and Organization Theory

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781906939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 4339

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.

Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks

Extending Network Thinking

Author: Stephen P. Borgatti

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787144348


Page: 220

View: 8037

This volume explores recent advances in network research, strengthening theorizing on social structures and meaning in and between organizational networks. The volume will interest researchers seeking to explain organizational phenomena through the analysis of communications and information from archival/secondary electronic sources.

Multimodality, Meaning, and Institutions

Author: Dennis Jancsary

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787433323


Page: 200

View: 3761

This volume focuses on the relationship between different modes in the emergence, diffusion, maintenance, and/or challenge of social meanings and institutions. The contributions demonstrate the potential of multimodal approaches to advance the design of rigorous methods of analysis for the study of multimodal communicative practices.

Institutional Logics in Action

Author: Eva Boxenbaum,Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781909180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 5585

Research in the Sociology of Organizations is an established international, peer-reviewed series that examines cutting edge theoretical, methodological and research issues in organizational studies.

The University under Pressure

Author: Elizabeth Popp Berman,Catherine Paradeise

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781785608315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 4558

Universities are under pressure. Their resource environment is evolving, demands for accountability have increased and demographic shifts are changing higher educational needs. This volume provides a cross-national picture of how the university as an organization is reacting to, adapting to, and threatened by a period of intense pressure.

Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Peer C. Fiss,Bart Cambré,Axel Marx

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781907781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 3506

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.

Philosophy and Organization Theory

Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Robert Chia

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857245961

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 3718

What is the relationship between philosophy and organization theory (OT)? This title includes the papers that explore connections between several streams in philosophy and OT. It explores the question: What does a particular philosophy contribute to OT?

Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory

Post Millennium Perspectives

Author: Christoph Dörrenbächer,Mike Geppert

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786353857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 4174

This volume covers a range of on-going and newly emerging debates in the study of multinational companies (MNCs). A key aim is to consolidate and make available in one place new conceptual, methodological and critical MNC research.

Institutions and Ideals

Philip Selznick's Legacy for Organizational Studies

Author: Matthew S. Kraatz,Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784417253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 8352

The aims of volume 44 in the Research in the Sociology of Organizations series are partly expository and celebratory, but primarily aspirational and forward-looking and examine the profound contribution Philip Selznick made to organizational scholarship and the field of institutional theory.

Challenging Perspectives on Organizational Change in Health Care

Author: Louise Fitzgerald,Aoife McDermott

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317428005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 7532

This volume provides theory and research on organizational change and predominantly features the application of these ideas to the health care domain, broadly defined. It addresses enduring issues in advancing to an effective health care system. The aim of this book is to offer an accessible and readable text aimed at provoking thought and questioning, and aiding creativity. It proffers arguments and ideas which are firmly based in empirical data and evidence, so that the reader may make informed personal evaluations. This book is designed to furnish a comprehensive theoretical basis for understanding organizational change in health care, as well as selected core issues of contemporary and future importance to the provision of effective care within sustainable systems. A series of coherent themes are addressed throughout the book from differing perspectives. However, every chapter has been written to standalone and be read independently. Each offers resources relevant to its’ focal topic, in the form of references, case studies and critique. Setting out a future research agenda, the book will be vital reading for organizational change researchers and practitioners in the healthcare industry.

Critical Perspectives on Leadership

Emotion, Toxicity, and Dysfunction

Author: J. Lemmergaard,Sara Louise Muhr

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 085793113X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6962

'All too frequently leadership is depicted as an unequivocal "good". Lemmergaard and Muhr's excellent collection disabuses us of this misleading view, serving as a timely and salutary reminder that leadership is often emotionally charged, toxic, dysfunctional or downright stupid. This book's critical message should be read and heeded by students and practitioners of leadership alike.' Peter Case, James Cook University, Australia 'The book provides a rich kaleidoscope of critical engagements with leadership in all its complexity and ambiguity. The contributors to this collection do not deny the vital role that leadership can play nor the many ways in which it can affect the emotional dynamics of organizations for good and bad. What they do is to shift thinking away from the comforting but misleading simplicities of toxic leaders and inert followers, offering a welcome tonic to the critical study of leadership. The book will appeal to leadership scholars as well as to students and to reflective practitioners.' Yiannis Gabriel, University of Bath, UK This book offers a critique of the field of leadership studies, focusing on the dynamics between post-heroic leadership and the notion of functional and dysfunctional emotions. Situated in the field of critical leadership studies, the chapters of this book set out to challenge the general assumption that emotionality is the antithesis of rationality. The authors expand upon the existing discussions of leadership emotions and reveal how toxicity and dysfunctionality are not merely simple, negatively coercive, or repressive phenomena, but can also have productive and enabling connotations. The book includes comprehensive overviews of traditional leadership thinking and in addition provides readers with critical reflections on concepts such as ignorance, authenticity, functional stupidity and vanity in leadership. As the book presents a series of critical perspectives on how emotions can be theorized in leadership studies, it is suitable for advanced courses in the subject, as well as being a highly interesting monograph for academics in the field.

Sensemaking in Organizations

Author: Karl E. Weick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803971776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 9590

The teaching of organization theory and the conduct of organizational research have been dominated by a focus on decision-making and the concept of strategic rationality. However, the rational model ignores the inherent complexity and ambiguity of real-world organizations and their environments. In this landmark volume, Karl E Weick highlights how the `sensemaking' process shapes organizational structure and behaviour. The process is seen as the creation of reality as an ongoing accomplishment that takes form when people make retrospective sense of the situations in which they find themselves.

The Convergence of Corporate Governance

Promise and Prospects

Author: Abdul Rasheed,Toru Yoshikawa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 7480

Takes readers through an in-depth examination of many leading industrialized nations and identifies both the drivers that propel corporations towards convergence and the major impediments that stand in the way of convergence. Also examines many mechanisms of convergence such as governance codes, MNCs, and IPOs.