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Qualitative Studies of Organizations
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Qualitative Studies of Organizations

Edited by:
  • John Van Maanen - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA


October 1998 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
John Van Maanen introduces qualitative research through examples of its application in organizational research. Each article serves as an exemplar of well-written, substantively focused and theoretically relevant qualitative research. The articles represent a broad range of research styles, methods, topics and level of analysis, and the studies cover four areas of research: organizational process; groups in organizations; organizational identity and change; and the societal and institutional environment. Organizations studied include factories, churches, universities, engineering groups, fisheries, voluntary organizations, basketball teams and pop music recording firms.

Christine Oliver and Linda Johanson
Foreword
John Van Maanen
Different Strokes
Qualitative Research in the Administrative Science Quarterly from 1956 to 1996  
 
PART ONE: STUDIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES
R M Cyert,W R Dill and J G March
The Role of Expectations in Business Decision Making
Patricia A Adler and Peter Adler
Intense Loyalty in Organizations
A Case Study of College Athletics  
Ann Langley
In Search of Rationality
The Purposes behind the Use of Formal Analysis in Organizations  
 
PART TWO: STUDIES OF GROUPS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Robert E Cole
The Macropolitics of Organizational Change
A Comparative Analysis of the Spread of Small-Group Activities  
James R Barker
Tightening the Iron Cage
Concertive Control in Self-Managing Work Teams  
Robert P Gephart Jr
Status Degradation and Organizational Succession
An Ethnomethodological Approach  
 
PART THREE: STUDIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY AND CHANGE
Burton R Clark
The Organizational Saga in Higher Education
John Maniha and Charles Perrow
The Reluctant Organization and the Aggressive Environment
Mayer N Zald and Patricia Denton Wallace
From Evangelism to General Service
The Transformation of the YMCA  
Nicole Woolsey Biggart
The Creative-Destructive Process of Organizational Change
The Case of the Post Office  
 
PART FOUR: STUDIES OF THE SOCIETAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Paul M Hirsch
Organizational Effectiveness and the Institutional Environment
Reed E Nelson
Authority,Organization and Societal Context in Multinational Churches
Petter Holm
The Dynamics of Institutionalization
Transformation Processes in Norwegian Fisheries  

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