A Sociology of Organisations

A Sociology of Organisations

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An understanding of the nature and forms of organisation, particularly with reference to industrial societies, is a key area in sociological analysis. This book discusses and explains what concepts to employ and what analytical procedures to adopt as well as conveying a sense of the theoretical and empirical diversity involved in the study of organisations. Among the questions explored are: * why do we classify organisations in particular ways and for what purpose? * how can on explore the relationships pertaining to an organisation and its environment? * what issues are raised by the existence of many varied and often competing organisations in industrial societies?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 408g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138988138
  • 9781138988132

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Part 1: Introduction. 1. A Sociology of Organisations? Part 2: Organisations: Concepts and Classifications 2. Defining and Labelling Organisations. 3. Types of Organisations. Part 3: Organisations: Missions and Cultures. 4. Organisations and Their Missions. 5. Organisational Cultures. Part 4: The Organisational Phenomenon 6.Organisations and Society: Legacies of Sociological Thought. 7. Organisations and Society: Thematic Continuities and Cross-currents. Part 5: Conclusion. 8. Sociologists and Organisations: Critiques and Apologias. Bibliography. Index.show more