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The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies

Second Edition
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June 2006 | 920 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A decade on after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field.

Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, this Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change, knowledge management and organizational networks.

Part I reflects on the relationship between theory, research and practice in organization studies.

Part II address a number of the most significant issues to effect organizations studies, such as leadership, diversity and globalization.

Comprehensive and far reaching, this important resource will set new standards for the understanding of organizational studies. It will be invaluable to researchers, teachers and advanced students alike. 

Praise for the Second Edition 

"An excellent collection of papers giving a timely overview of the field"
—Gareth Morgan

"In this substantially updated, revised and extended edition of the widely acclaimed Handbook, the high standard of the contributions is maintained. Close consideration is given to newly emergent, such as networks and complexity, as well as more established topics. Metaphors of conversation and discourse are engagingly invoked to make and explore new distinctions, directions and connections. It is a key reference volume for more advanced students of this rapidly developing field"
—Hugh Willmott , Diageo Professor of Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

"Giving the authors of the Handbook of Organization Studies the opportunity to revise and update their earlier contributions makes this Handbook unique. Comparing the revised chapters to their originals offers the reader unparalleled insight into how knowledge develops in our discipline. New frameworks and deeper understandings, grounded in continuing scholarship, abound in this updated classic"
—Mary Jo Hatch, C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

 
PART ONE: THEORIZING THE FIELD
Michael Reed
Organizational Theorizing
A Historically Contested Terrain

 
Joel A C Baum and Andrew V Shipilov
Ecological Approaches to Organizations
Jay B Barney and William Hesterly
Organizational Economics
Understanding the Relationship between Organizations and Economic Analysis

 
D Brent Smith, Benjamin Schneider and Marcus W Dickson
Meso Organizational Behavior
Comments on the Third Paradigm

 
Steve Maguire, Bill McKelvey, Laurent Mirabeau and Nail Oztas
Complexity Science and Organization Studies
Thomas B Lawrence and Roy Suddaby
Institutions and Institutional Work
Mats Alvesson and Stanley Deetz
Critical Theory and Postmodernism Approaches to Organizational Studies
Marta B Calás and Linda Smircich
From the `Woman's' Point of View' Ten Years Later
Towards a Feminist Organization Studies

 
Ralph Stablein
Data in Organization Studies
Bent Flyvbjerg
Making Organization Research Matter
Power, Values, and Phronesis

 
Colin Eden and Chris Huxham
Researching Organizations Using Action Research
Stephen P Turner
The Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Organizational Studies
Stewart Clegg and Cynthia Hardy
Representation and Reflexivity
 
PART TWO: EXPLORING THE ISSUES
Ken W Parry and Alan Bryman
Leadership in Organizations
Susan J Miller and David C Wilson
Perspectives on Organizational Decision-Making
Margaret A Neale, Ann E Tenbrunsel, Tiffany Galvin and Max H Bazerman
A Decision Perspective on Organizations
Social Cognition, Behavioral Decision Theory and the Psychological Links to Micro and Macro Organizational Behaviour

 
Stella M Nkomo and Marcus Stewart
Diverse Identities in Organizations
Linda L. Putnam and Suzanne Boys
Revisiting Metaphors of Organizational Communication
Rita Gunther McGrath
Beyond Contingency
From Structure to Structuring in the Design of the Contemporary Organization

 
Deborah Dougherty
Organizing for Innovation in the 21st Century
John Jermier, Linda Forbes, Suzanne Benn and Renato Orsato
The New Corporate Environmentalism and Green Politics
Green Politics and Critical-Reflective Organizational Systems

 
Barbara Parker and Stewart Clegg
Globalization
Stephen Fineman
Emotion and Organizing
Pasquale Gagliardi
Exploring the Aesthetic Side of Organizational Life
Joanne Martin, Peter J Frost and Olivia A O'Neill
Organizational Culture
Beyond Struggles for Intellectual Dominance

 
Cynthia Hardy and Stewart Clegg
Some Dare Call It Power
Kelley A Porter and Walter W Powell
Networks and Organizations
John A A Sillince
The Effect of Rhetoric on Competitive Advantage: Knowledge, Rhetoric and Resource-Based Theory
Royston Greenwood and C R Hinings
Radical Organizational Change
Peter J Frost, Jane E Dutton, Sally Maitlis, Jacoba M Lilius, Jason M Kanov and Monica C Worline
Seeing Organizations Differently
Three Lenses on Compassion

 

Praise for the award winning First Edition:

'This handbook is organized to help teachers and students to cover the mainstream work in the field of organization studies. This is an excellent reference tool with which to study organizational theory and practice' - International Review of Administrative Sciences

'The editors have put together an impressive reference work, serious in intent and rigorous in implementation. As a publishing achievement, and a scholarly 'event' in the field, SAGE is to be congratulated. It is designed as a work of synthesis, to link past and present, general and specific' - Journal of General Management

Praise for the New Edition:

'An excellent collection of papers giving a timely overview of the field' - Gareth Morgan

'In this substantially updated, revised and extended edition of the widely acclaimed Handbook, the high standard of the contributions is maintained. Close consideration is given to newly emergent, such as networks and complexity, as well as more established topics. Metaphors of conversation and discourse are engagingly invoked to make and explore new distinctions, directions and connections. It is a key reference volume for more advanced students of this rapidly developing field' - Hugh Willmott , Diageo Professor of Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

'Giving the authors of the Handbook of Organization Studies the opportunity to revise and update their earlier contributions makes this handbook unique. Comparing the revised chapters to their originals offers the reader unparalleled insight into how knowledge develops in our discipline. New frameworks and deeper understandings, grounded in continuing scholarship, abound in this updated classic' - Mary Jo Hatch, C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia


"A valuable addition to business and sociology collections. Highly recommended."

M. I. Nathan
Lynchburg College

Having picked out some great reading from this text to discuss in class, I will be recommending it as an additional source of information for students. It will allow learners to read round topic should thiy will to go into sufficient depth

Mr Andrew Faulkner
Business, South Devon College
September 25, 2015

A comprehensive coverage of topics in organization studies written by a good range of authors.

Dr Anthony Thorpe
School of Education, Roehampton University
May 15, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF of Introduction

PDF of Chapter 1


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Stewart R. Clegg

Born in Bradford, England, Stewart Clegg was Reader at Griffith University (1976-84), Professor at the University of New England (1985-9), Professor at the University of St. Andrews (1990-3), Foundation Professor at the University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, (1993-6) before moving to UTS. He is Research Director of CMOS (Centre for Management and Organisation Studies) Research at UTS, and holds a small number of Visiting Professorships at prestigious European universities and research centres. He is one of the most published and cited authors in the top-tier journals in the Organization Studies field and the only Australian to be... More About Author

Cynthia Hardy

Research InterestsOrganization discourse theoryPower and politics in organizationsSocial construction of IdentityOrganizational change More About Author

Thomas B. Lawrence

Walter R. Nord

Management professor Walt Nord studies organization theory and behavior and is currently researching the topic in a political/economic context. The author of numerous books, textbooks, and scholarly articles, his newest book will offer a new philosophical framework for organization studies, seeking to overcome current polarizing debates by developing an improved philosophical perspective for organization studies.... More About Author

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