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The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations

Опубликовано на портале: 22-12-2009
Ред.: Paul S. Adler
Изд-во: Oxford University Press, 2009, cерия "Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management", 752 с.
Тематический раздел:
Organizations are a defining feature of the modern world, and the study of organizations (Organization Studies) has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business and management schools. Organization Studies has long drawn inspiration from foundational work in sociology. The sociological lens affords depth of insight into the technological, economic, cultural, and political forces that shape organizations from both within and without. In particular, "classical" works in sociology have long energized organizational research, primarily by suggesting ways of making sense of the ever-accelerating pace of social change. In recent decades, however, the field has lost interest in these sociology classics. This trend reflects and reinforces an increasingly academic focus of contempory Organization Studies. Not only does this trend weaken Organization Studies' engagement with the big social issues of our time, but it isolates the field from the broader field of the social sciences. The aim of this Handbook is to re-assert the importance of classical sociology to the future of Organization Studies. Alongside several thematic chapters, the volume includes chapters on each of nearly two dozen major European and American theorists, each of these chapter addressing: (a) the ideas and their context, (b) the impact of these ideas on the field of Organization Studies, and (c) the potential future research these ideas might inspire. The goal is not reverential exegesis, but rather to examine how the classics can energize organizational research. This wide-ranging Handbook, with contributions from leading American and European scholars, will be a vital, informative, and stimulating resource for anybody undertaking research in, teaching, or interested in learning more about Organization Studies today.


1. Introduction: A Social Science which Forgets its Founders is Lost -- Paul S. Adler

2. The Value of the Classics -- Patricia H. Thornton


3. Tocqueville as a Pioneer in Organization Theory -- Richard Swedberg

4. Marx and Organization Studies Today -- Paul S. Adler

5. Itnulls Not Just for Communists Any More: Marxian Political Economy and Organizational Theory -- Richard Marens

6. Sintering the Iron Cage: Translation, Domination, and Rationality -- Stewart Clegg and Michael Lounsbury

7. Max Weber and the Ethics of Office -- Paul du Gay

8. On Organizations and Oligarchies: Michels in the Twenty-First Century -- Pamela S. Tolbert and Shon R. Hiatt

9. How Durkheimnulls Theory of Meaning-Making Influenced Organizational Sociology -- Frank Dobbin

10. A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization -- Paul Hirsch, Peer C. Fiss, and Amanda Hoel-Green

11. Gabriel Tarde and Organization Theory -- Barbara Czarniawska

12. Georg Simmel: The Individual and the Organization -- Alan Scott

13. Types and Positions: The Significance of Georg Simmelnulls Structural Theories for Organizational Behavior -- Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Rakesh Khurana

14. Schumpeter and the Organization of Entrepreneurship -- Markus C. Becker and Thorbjorn Knudsen

15. Norbert Eliasnulls Impact on Organization Studies -- Ad Van Iterson


16. Thorstein Veblen and the Organization of the Capitalist Economy -- Gary G. Hamilton and Misha Petrovic

17. The Sociology of Race: The Contributions ofW. E. B. Du Bois -- Stella M. Nkomo

18. Organizations and the Chicago School -- Andrew Abbott

19. After James on Identity -- Arne Carlsen

20. Reading Dewey: Some Implications for the Study of Routine -- Michael D. Cohen

21. Mary Parker Follett and Pragmatist Organization -- Christopher Ansell

22. Peopling Organizations: The Promise of Classic Symbolic Interactionism for an Inhabited Institutionalism -- Tim Hallett, David Shulman, and Gary Alan Fine

23. John R. Commons: Back to the Future of Organization Studies -- Andrew H. Van de Ven and Arik Lifschitz

24. The Problem of the Corporation: Liberalism and the Large Organization -- Elisabeth S. Clemens

25. Bureaucratic Theory and Intellectual Renewal in Contemporary Organization Studies-- Mike Reed

26. The Columbia School and the Study of Bureaucracies:Why Organizations Have Lives of their Own -- Heather A. Haveman

27. Parsons as an Organization Theorist -- Charles Heckscher


28. Sociological Classics and the Canon in the Study of Organizations -- Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald

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