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Published: 15 March 2018

440 Pages


ISBN: 9780198723981

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Organization Theory

Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives

Fourth Edition

Mary Jo Hatch

  • A well-established and highly regarded text written by a trusted expert in the field.
  • The only textbook to explain core concepts from the three dominant perspectives in organization theory, providing a distinctive approach that encourages thought, critique, and discussion.
  • Clear, comprehensive coverage of the key topics is delivered through the author's characteristically engaging style to immerse students and stimulate active engagement with the subject.
  • Case studies, student activities, and relevant diagrams make complex ideas accessible and engaging.

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly restructured and revised to reflect the most recent developments in organization theory.
  • A more applied approach is delivered via new 'Theory to Practice' boxes and case studies, which ask students to evaluate the practical uses of organizational theory in a range of settings.
  • New 'Think like a Theorist' and 'Exercise those Perspectives' boxes bring theorizing to life by encouraging students to approach situations and organizations as a theorist and from multiple perspectives, thus developing crucial critical thinking skills.
  • A new chapter exploring organizational identity and other key concepts through the author's extensive research at the Carlsberg Group demonstrates the practical application of organization theory and shows how research findings are used constructively by a company.
  • Chapter 1 is fully revised with a new emphasis on how and why organizational theory is an essential subject to study for anyone looking to progress in a business environment.
  • Additional diagrams, images, and colour make this edition more accessible and engaging than ever before.

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