`Michael Handel has assembled an authoritative and wide-ranging collection of key articles in the organizations field, and complements these papers with a terrific critical survey of the literature. His introductory essays will benefit both students and researchers alike. This collection is a real service to the field' - Walter W Powell, Stanford University
This volume of primary readings and overview essays provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of organizations. The readings represent a wide range of theoretical perspectives and substantive topics. Most readings are either classics in the field or works that are widely used and cited. In clear prose the section introductions explain key terms and concepts, provide illustrations, and summarize debates and related research in a brief overview essay. The completeness of the section introductions means this book can be used as either a supplementary reader or as a stand-alone text.
Preface Introduction Organizations as Rational Systems I: Classic Theories of Bureaucracy and Administration - Michael J. Handel A. Early Definitions of Organization and Management Bureaucracy and Legitimate Authority - Max Weber Critique B. Scientific Management and the Treatment of Labor The Principles of Scientific Management - Frederick W. Taylor Critique The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century - Harry Braverman Organizations as Rational Systems II: Contingency Theory and the Discover of Organizational Variation - Michael J. Handel The Management of Innovation - Tom Burns / G.M. Stalker Technology and Organization - Joan Woodward The Measurement of Organization Structures - D.S. Pugh Organizations as Human and Social Systems I: The Impulse to Reform Work - Michael J. Handel A. The Early Human Relations Movement The Hawthorne Experiments - George C. Homans Critique Hawthorne, the Myth of the Docile Worker, and Class Bias in Psychology - Dana Bramel / Ronald Friend B. Humanistic Management and Contemporary Employee Involvement The Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas McGregor From Control to Commitment in the Workplace - Richard E. Walton A Differnt Kind of Company: From Control to Commitment in Practice - Saul Rubinstein Critique Inside a Japanese Transplant: A Critical Perspective - Laurie Graham Organizations as Human and Social Systems II: Informal Organizations as Shadow Structure - Michael J. Handel Conflicts Between Staff and Line Managerial Officers - Melville Dalton The World of Corporate Managers - Robert Jackall Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Market Capitalism - Michael Burawoy Rationality and Non-Rationality in Organizational Decision Making - Michael J. Handel Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham Allison Power Inside Organizations - Michael J. Handel Organizations and Oligarchy - Robert Michaels Organizations as Open Systems: Organizations and Their Environments - Michael J. Handel A. Resource Dependency Theory The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective - Jeffrey Pfeffer / Gerald R. Salancik B. Institutional Theory The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields - Paul DiMaggio / Wlater Powell Organizational Ecology Density-Dependent Processes - Glenn R. Carroll / Michael T. Hannan Economic Theories of Organizations - Michael J. Handel Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure - Michael C. Jensen /William H. Meckling The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach - Oliver E. Williamson Critique Markets, Hierarchies and Hegemony - Charles Perrow The Evolution of Modern Business Organization: From Big Business to Post-Fordism - Michael J. Handel A. Alfred Chandler's Account of the Rise of Big Business The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism - Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. B. Post-Bureaucratic Alternatives to Big Business Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization - Walter W. Powell Critique Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in an Age of Flexibility - Bennett Harrison Organizational Culture - Michael J. Handel Engineering Culture: Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation - Gideon Kunda Organizations and Society: Gender, Race, Class, and Politics - Michael J. Handel Men and Women of the Corporation - Rosabeth Moss Kanter Black Mobility in Corporations: Up the Corporate Ladder but Out on a Limb - Sharon Collins Segmented Labor Markets - Richard Edwards The Access Process: Loopholes as a System - Dan Clawson Alan Neustadtl, and Denise Scott Organizational Deviance - Michael J. Handel Normal Accidents: Living With High-Risk Technologies - Charles Perrow Rational Choice, Situated Action, and the Social Control of Organizations:; The Challenger Launch Decision - Diane Vaughan Democratic Alternatives to Capitalist Bureaucracy: Worker Ownerships and Self-Management - Michael J. Handel The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational Bureaucratic Models - Joyce Rothschild-Whitt Worker Ownership, Participation, and Control: Toward a Theoretical Model - William Foote/Joseph R. Blasi/Douglas Lynn Kruse Government, Nonprofit Agencies, and Voluntary Associations - Michael J. Handel Street-Level Bureaucracy - Michael Lipsky References Index