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Understanding Organizations: Theories and Images

by Udo Staber SAGE Publications Ltd
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Organization introduces students to the key principles of understanding, designing, and managing organizations in an accessible and practical way. The book provides a conceptual tool kit containing the essential models, theories and concepts needed for working in, managing and evaluating organizations.

Key Features:

Insightful anecdotes discuss how for and not for profit organizations fit within our current society from a social and economic perspective.

Theoretical framework and multi-perspective approach focuses on economics, institutionalism and evolution theory highlighting the relationship between organizations, employees and the broader society.

Research-focused approach analyzes organizational phenomena in light of recent studies.

Introduction: Organizations Matter
Theorizing Organizations
Contexts and Environments
Space and Spatiality
Time and Temporality
Structure and Structuring
Knowledge and Understanding
Conclusion: Private Problems and Public Issues

Udo Staber - Professor of Organisation Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch