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Organizational Theory




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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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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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