Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well as the book's diverse practical examples.
The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. 'Theory to Practice' boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life, business examples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory to organizations they know or organizing experiences of their own. 'Think like a Theorist' and 'Exercise Those Perspectives'
boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge with which organization theorists grapple. By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflexive stance
to the world around them.
Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus.
This book is accompanied by a collection of online resources:
Figures and tables from the book
Additional case studies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 247 x 189 x 22 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
The most useful introductory text on organization theory there is. * Ian Storer, Sheffield Hallam University *
A text that will genuinely help a student be an organization theorist. * Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College Dublin *
The comprehensiveness of the approach is beyond question. * Dr Sandra Pereira, University of Warwick *
This is an excellent textbook. * Dr Marco Berti, University of Technology, Sydney *
Very good, very accessible, very relevant. * Dr Beryl Bellman, California State University Los Angeles *