Organizations:Structures, Processes and Outcomes: International Edition

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Pamela S. Tolbert / Richard Hall  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
288
Pub.-date
December 2008
ISBN13
9780136092254
ISBN
013609225X
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Description

For the undergraduate or graduate Sociology of Organizations course taught in Sociology or Business departments and Public Administration School of Education.


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.

Features

  • Unifying framework of organizational effectiveness- Integrated throughout.
    • Offers students insight into organizational structure, effectiveness, and leadership.

  • Combined material on organizational environments and inter-organizational relationships.
    • Illustrates for students the ways in which organizations interact with each other.

  • Material linking organizational environments to their impact on various organizations.
  • Chapter Overviews-Appear at the beginning of each chapter.
    • Provides students with a “snapshot” of material to be covered.

  • Sample questions-Provided at the end of each chapter.

New to this Edition

  • Expanded material on formal structure in Chapters 2 and 3 discusses theory and research from Weber to post WWII sociologists.
  • Updated scholarship on institutional theory links the theoretic approach to cross national differences among organizations.
  • Chapters 8 and 9 now discuss the field's move from a closed systems approach to an open systems approach.
  • Chapter 10 now considers the problem of organizational change, and follows current research on organizational learning and organizational transformation.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Thinking About Organizations 

 

Part II: Organizational Structure

Chapter 2: Organization Structure: Key Dimensions 

Chapter 3: Organization Structure: Explanations 

 

Part III: Organizational Processes

Chapter 4: Power and Power Outcomes

Chapter 5: Leadership

Chapter 6: Decision Making 

Chapter 7: Communication

Chapter 8: Managing Organizational Environments: Conceptualizing the Environment

Chapter 9: Managing Environments: Contemporary Paradigms

 

Part I: Outcomes

Chapter 10: Organizational Performance and Change



COMPREHENSIVE 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 3Organization 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 8Managing 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


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