By Mary Jo Hatch
Full of life and obviously written, this entire and leading edge paintings offers a multi-disciplinary and modern creation to association thought. delivering an even-handed, balanced appreciation of alternative views, its process is pluralist, reflecting the varied nature of organizational idea as a box of research stimulated through thinkers from a number of disciplines. Readers are inspired to `adopt' those views to extend their very own perspectives at the topic and to augment their knowing. This e-book additionally introduces the multi-perspective strategy, explores the ways that corporations are analyzed, and covers themes of critical value in organizational conception, together with decision-making, energy, clash, regulate, and alter inside of firms.
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Additional info for Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives
Summary This book presents organization theory, which is really a bunch of theories rather than just one. A theory is built from a set of concepts whose relationships offer appreciation, description, or explanation for the phenomenon of interest chosen as the focus of theorizing. The primary phenomenon of interest to organization theorists is broadly deﬁned as organization, which includes different kinds of organizations as well as organizing activities and processes. I believe that the best theories are those that match your own experience of organization and organizing.
Therefore you might be surprised to learn that you already use theory, and probably use it every day. As an example, take any old adage 4 WHAT IS ORGANIZATION THEORY? 1 Some practical applications of organization theory Strategy/Finance Those who want to increase the value of a company need to know how to organize to achieve strategic goals; those who want to monitor and control performance must understand how to structure activities and design organizational processes that make sense within the context of the organization’s culture and allow for needed human growth and creativity.
The danger here is that the researcher over-generalizes, for example, assuming the interpretations of a phenomenon they have studied in one group apply to people they did not study, or mistaking their own subjective experience for someone else’s. Rather than seeking either explanation or understanding, the postmodern perspective offers critique and other forms of appreciation. The primary phenomena that interest postmodernists are modern management practices. Methods preferred by postmodernists involve reframing the concepts and theories of modernism by adopting a critical or aesthetic stance toward them.
Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives by Mary Jo Hatch