Organizations Alike and Unlike (RLE: Organizations)
International and Inter-Institutional Studies in the Sociology of Organizations
Edited by Cornelis J. Lammers, David Hickson
Routledge – 2013 – 468 pages
This volume contrasts the life and problems of organizations in many parts of the world and highlights the differences between those societies as reflected in their different institutional sectors such as manufacturing, commerce, social services and government administration. In so doing, the book contributes to the theoretical foundations of the sociology of organizations by revealing previously unseen relationships between societies and institutions, offering an original synthesis of available research.
‘The International Yearbook is a refreshing collection of modern, diverse and contentious articles aimed at stimulating the sociology of organizations into one of the key areas of sociological debate…The papers taunt, cajole and penetrate much of traditional theory’ David Wilson, Sociology, Vol 15, No. 3
Part 1: Introduction. 1. Towards A Comparative Sociology of Organizations Cornelis J Lammers and David J Hickson. Part 2: Salient Issues. Summary. 2. Grounds for Comparative Organization Theory: Quicksands or Hard Core? David J Hickson, Charles J McMillan, Koya Azumi and Dezso Horvath. 3. For A Study of The Societal Effect: Universality and Specificity in Organization Reseach Marc Maurice. 4. Organizations and the Social Order: A Pluralist Approach Jacques van Doorn. 5. Managerial Incentive Systems and Organizational Theory David Granick. 6. Hierarchical Power Distance in Forty Countries Gert Hofstede. Part 3: Comparing Organizations in Varying Institutional Settings. Summary. 7. Internal Belief Systems and Ideologies About the Organizational Structure of Church and Industry Fred H Goldner. 8. Continuities in the Study of Organizations: Churches and Local Government C R Hinings. 9. Contextual Variables and Bureaucratic Types of Israeli Service Organizations Bilha F Mannheim and Nathan Moskovits. 10. Organizational Control: A Comparison of Authority Systems in US and Nigerian Organizations W Richard Scott, Sanford M Dornbusch and Emmanuel A Utande. 11. Organizational Control: A Review of Studies Employing the Control Graph Method Arnold S Tannenbaum and Robert A Cooke. Part 4: Comparing Organizations in Varying Societal Settings. Summary. 12. Culture and Organizational Structure and Process: A Comparative Study of Local Government Administrative Bureaucracies in the Walloon and Flemish Regions of Belgium Michael Aiken and Samuel B Bacharach. 13. Organization and Managerial Roles in British and West German Companies: An Examination of the Culture-Free Thesis John Child and Alfred Kieser. 14. Cultural Context As A Determinant of Organizational Rationality: A Comparison of the Tobacco Industries in Britain and France Peter Clark. 15. Structural Differences Between Swedish and US Hospitals Egon Jonsson and Duncan Neuhauser. 16. Kidney Units: Culture, Structure and Technology Olgierd Kuty. 17. Convergence In Organizational Practices: An Empirical Study of Industrial Enterprises in Developing Countries Anant R Negandhi. 18. Organizational Role Commitment in the Catholic Church in Spain and the USA Richard A Schoenherr and Jose Pérez Vilariño. 19. Profession, Autonomy and Time Perspective: A Comparative Study of the Rise of the Air Force Weapon G Teitler. Part 5: Conclusions. 20. Methodological Convergences? Cornelis J Lammers and David J Hickson. 21. Are Organizations Culture-Bound? Cornelis J Lammers and David J Hickson 22. A Cross-National and Cross-Institutional Typology of Organizations Cornelis J Lammers and David J Hickson. Name Index. Subject Index.
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