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Organizational Theory




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Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives

Fourth Edition


Mary Jo Hatch

March 2018

The only textbook to use a three-perspective framework to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory in a distinctively engaging style.

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A Process Theory of Organization


Tor Hernes

May 2014

This book presents a novel and comprehensive process theory of organization applicable to 'a world on the move'. It contains a number of practical examples to illustrate the theoretical framework and will serve as an excellent introduction for researchers and graduate students.

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Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A Practical Guide


Paul K. Edwards, Joe O'Mahoney, Steve Vincent

March 2014

The book provides a practical guide to the application of Critical Realism (CR), an increasingly popular philosophy of social science, in empirical research projects. Each purpose-written chapter reviews major social science research methods and contains extended illustration of how to conduct inquiry using CR.

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Practice Theory, Work, and Organization: An Introduction


Davide Nicolini

December 2012

This book is a rigorous yet accessible introduction to contemporary practice theories, discussing their distinctive contribution to the study of work and organizations. It surveys their origins, theoretical assumptions, concepts, and application.

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The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process


Patricia H. Thornton, William Ocasio, Michael Lounsbury

February 2012

The book analyzes, synthesizes, and further develops theoretical and methodological tools in the rising new school in institutional analysis, the institutional logics perspective, which offers opportunities to examine how individual and organizational actors are a product of multiple social locations in an inter-institutional system.

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Organization Theory: A Practice Based Approach


Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, Tomas Müllern, Alexander Styhre

March 2011

This new text takes a unique practice-based approach, identifying questions, problems and issues that are perceived as pertinent by practitioners, and using these as the starting point to identify the relevant theories.

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Leadership: A Very Short Introduction


Keith Grint

July 2010

Very Short Introductions

What is leadership? Are leaders born or bred? How do leaders lead? In this Very Short Introduction, Keith Grint considers these questions, prompting the reader to rethink their understanding of what leadership is. He examines the way leadership has evolved over time and explores how it is perceived, and used, in society today.

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