ISBN : 9780198723981
New to this Edition:
Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well as the book's diverse practical examples.
The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. 'Theory to Practice' boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life, business examples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory to organizations they know or organizing experiences of their own. 'Think like a Theorist' and 'Exercise Those Perspectives' boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge with which organization theorists grapple. By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflexive stance to the world around them.
Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus.
"The most useful introductory text on organization theory there is." - Ian Storer, Sheffield Hallam University
"A text that will genuinely help a student be an organization theorist." - Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College Dublin
"The comprehensiveness of the approach is beyond question." - Dr Sandra Pereira, University of Warwick
"This is an excellent textbook." - Dr Marco Berti, University of Technology, Sydney
"Very good, very accessible, very relevant." - Dr Beryl Bellman, California State University Los Angeles
Part One: What is Organization Theory?
1: Organization theory and its multiple perspectives
2: A brief history of organization theory
Part Two: Core Concepts and Theories
3: Organization-environment relations
4: Organizational social structure
5: Organizational technology
6: Organizational culture
7: The physical structure of built space in organizations
Part Three: Themes and Applications
8: Power in and around organizations: Organizational politics, conflict, and control
9: Organizational identity at Carlsberg Group