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The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know

The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know
Studies in Organizational Theory and Behavior

Tenth Edition

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Organizational Theory

261 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage 

The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know, Tenth Edition introduces students to a unique perspective on organizations, inviting them to 'learn the ropes' through the analysis of myths, unwritten rules, and rituals that shape everyday organizational life. The authors supplement theory with illustrative stories based on real-life incidents, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of workplace realities.
PART I. ENTER THE MEN’S HUT Corporate Culture and Socialization
Section 1 De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est -- Socialization and Perception
Section 2 But Some Are More Equal Than Others -- Socialization and Attribution
PART 2. WHAT CAN’T BE CURED MUST BE OBSCURED The Myth and Mystery of Motivation and Decision-Making
Section 3 Doin’ What Comes Natcherly -- Motivation and Reinforcement Theory
Section 4 To Be or Not To Be Managerial -- Decision-making and Motivation
PART 3. WHATSOEVER YE SOWETH, THAT SHALL YE ALSO REAP The Romance of Leadership and the Forms of Communication
Section 5 Skate Fast Over Thin Ice -- The Myth of Leadership, Perception, and Attribution
Section 6 Actions Speak Louder Than Words -- Communication as Myth, Symbol, and Ritual
PART 4. MY OBJECT ALL SUBLIME, I SHALL ACHIEVE IN TIME Power, Stratification, and Managerial Mobility
Section 7 The Race Is Not to the Swift, Nor the Battle to the Strong -- Mobility and the Power of Lower Organizational Participants
Section 8 There, But for the Grace of God Go I -- Power, Status, and Cooling Out the Mark


R. Richard Ritti

R. Richard Ritti is an Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Pennsylvania State University. More About Author

Steven Levy

Neil Tocher

Neil Tocher's primary research interests focus on the influence of social resources on entrepreneurial outcomes, the influence of human resource management practices on the performance of small and emerging firms, and case writing. Tocher has taught courses at the undergraduate and masters levels in entrepreneurship, venture consulting, strategic management, and organizational behavior. More About Author