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Studying Organizations*: Theory and Method Vol.# 1

by Clegg S and Hardy C SAGE Publications Ltd
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In response to the needs of lecturers, the acclaimed Handbook of Organization Studies has been made available as two major paperback textbooks.In this, the first of a two-volume paperback edition of the landmark Handbook of Organization Studies, editors Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy survey the field of organization studies.Studying Organization, is an ideal textbook around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology. Central to the enterprise has been a con cern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part I locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. Part II reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.The Handbook of Organization Studies is the state of the art in evaluating the field of organization theory and features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the area. Now published in paperback in response to the needs of classroom teachers, Studying Organization is an ideal volume around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology.

Introduction - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia Hardy
Organizational Theorizing - Michael Reed
An Historically Contested Terrain
The Normal Science of Structural Contingency Theory - Lex Donaldson
Organizational Ecology - Joel A C Baum
Organizational Economics - Jay B Barney and William Hesterly
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis
The Individual in Organizational Studies - Walter R Nord and Suzy Fox
The Great Disappearing Act?
The Institutionalization of Institutional Theory - Pamela S Tolbert and Lynne G Zucker
Critical Theory and Postmodernism - Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz
Approaches to Organizational Studies
From the `Woman's' Point of View - Maria B Cal[ac]as and Linda Smircich
Feminist Approaches to Organization Studies
Data in Organizational Studies - Ralph Stablein
Action Research for the Study of Organizations - Colin Eden and Chris Huxham
Emotion and Organizing - Stephen Fineman
Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life - Pasquale Gagliardi
Images of Time in Work and Organization - John Hassard
The Organizational Culture War Games - Joanne Martin and Peter Frost
A Struggle for Intellectual Dominance
Some Dare Call It Power - Cynthia Hardy and Stewart R Clegg
Normal Science, Paradigms, Metaphors, Discourses and Genealogies of Analysis - Gibson Burrell
The Owl of Minerva - Richard Marsden and Barbara Townley
Reflections on Theory in Practice
Representations - Stewart R Clegg and Cynthia Hardy

`The book should have a place on the shelves of every institution purporting to teach management. The studies contained in the book each require considerable critical reflection, and are aimed at those with a deep interest in organization theory rather than the student concerned to obtain the minimum knowledge required to pass a professional examination in the subject. The specialists will refer to this book again and again' - British Journal of Administrative Management
Stewart R Clegg University of Technology Sydney
Cynthia Hardy University of Melbourne