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Mary Jo Hatch, C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor Emerita of Banking and Commerce, University of Virginia; Adjunct and Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School; Visiting Professor, Gothenburg University School of Business, Economics and Law (Business and Design Lab); International Research Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University
Mary Jo Hatch (PhD Stanford, 1985) is the C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce, Emerita, at the McIntire School of Commerce, University
of Virginia. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Visiting Professor Gothenburg University, and an International Research Fellow of the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University. Her research has been published in Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry, Strategic Organization, Administrative Science Quartely, and Organization. She co-authored The Three Faces of Leadership (Blackwell) with M. Kostera and A. Kozminski. She received the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division.
Ann L. Cunliffe is currently Professor of Organization Studies at
the University of Leeds in the UK. She has held positions at the University of New Mexico, California State University and the University of New Hampshire. She obtained her Master of Philosophy degree and Ph.D. from Lancaster University Management School. Recent publications in the field of leadership, sensemaking, reflexivity, and qualitative research methods are found in Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods and Management Learning. She was awarded the 2002 'Breaking the Frame Award' from the Journal of Management Inquiry for the article that best exemplifies a challenge to existing thought. Ann is currently co Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning, Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and a member of eight
international journal Editorial Boards.
"This by now well-established textbook gets better with each edition. The frame of normative, symbolic, modern, and postmodern perspectives is now well-established. This is an excellent introduction and guide to organization theory." - Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney
"I really like this book! Written in the first person and using a variety of interesting perspectives, Mary Jo Hatch inspires a rich repertoire of ways to expand our understanding of organizations." - Andy Van de Ven, University of Minnesota
"This is a very engaging and lucid treatment of organization theory that is equally accessible to the thoughtful manager and the seasoned scholar ... Three cheers for the Organization Theory text ... that doesn't apologise for applying theory to the study and practice of management. This excellent book again confirms Kurt Lewin's adage: "There is nothing quite so practical as a good theory.
" - Professor David Whetten, Marriot School of Management, Brigham Young University
"Organization Theory is unique among textbooks in organization and management. It is theoretically accurate, giving a comprehensive and up-to-date view of this dynamic, diverse and quickly developing field. In addition, the book is written in such a way that it encourages a reflexive stance towards both academic theory and organizational practices. We have used the book extensively in our undergraduate education, and it has proved to enrich students; understanding of this important field of theory and practice." - Rolf Lind, Stockholm University School of Business (Review from previous edition)
"<I very much welcome this second edition of Organization Theory. As a textbook it is not only comprehensive and instructive, but also original and evocative - it makes a significant contribution to the study of organizations. In particular the book demonstrates convincingly the advantages of taking a multiperspectival approach to organization theory. Taking the student through the complex literatures of modern, symbolic, and postmodern analysis it offers the reader a repertoire of new ways of understanding complex organizations. In my view it is a mist for students of organization.>" - John Hassard, Manchester University (Review from previous edition)
Part I What is Organization Theory?
1: Why Study Organization Theory?
2: A Brief History of Organization Theory
Part II Core Concepts and Theories
3: Organization-Environment Relations
4: Organizational Social Structure
6: Organizational Culture
7: The Physical Structure of Organizations
8: Organizational Power, Control, and Conflict
Part III Looking Back and Looking Forward
9: Theory and Practice
10: Loose Ends: Some Promising New Ideas in Organization Theory