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The Sociology Of Entrepreneurship

Author : Martin Ruef
ISBN : 9780762314331
Genre : Business & Economics
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Takes stock of entrepreneurship research within organizational sociology, critically examining the theoretical presuppositions of the field and situating extant research within the sociological canon. This work points the way towards a more comprehensive framework for the development of the sociology of entrepreneurship

Communities And Organizations

Author : Christopher Marquis
ISBN : 9781780522845
Genre : Business & Economics
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How does organizations' embeddedness in broader social and cultural communities influence their behavior? And how has this changed with recent communication technology advances and globalization trends? In this volume, we consider how diverse types of communities influence organizations, as well as the associated benefit of developing a richer accounting for community processes in organizational theory. One goal of the volume is to move beyond the focus on social proximity and networks that has characterized existing work on communities. This volume seeks to show that not only can normative systems be both place-bound and virtual, but also such benefits cannot be easily transferred from one local community to another. In addition, we highlight how the notion of community provides a distinct institutional order that enables actors to tailor community logics to give cultural meaning to and govern specific institutional fields.

Institutions And Entrepreneurship

Author : Wesley D. Sine
ISBN : 9780857242402
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines how the institutional environment affects entrepreneurial organizations, and vice-versa.


Author : Marc-David L. Seidel
ISBN : 9781786359155
Genre : Change (Psychology)
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The recent growth in research on the topic of evolutionary novelties inspired this volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. While previous sociological work has done an admirable job of understanding selection and differentiation processes, it has widely ignored the origin of novelty and how it grows to form initial structures and practices. Emergence is an easy to understand intuitive concept, as it simply means that an object comes into existence or appearance, but it needs further unpacking as a description of a widespread social process. In this book, emergence is seen as a process that involves 1) the creation of novelty, 2) its growth to a salient size, and 3) its formation into a recognizable social object, process, or structure. Each step should be understood through theory and empirical work. Yet the theory of each step can differ from, though it may be related to, the theory of the other two. As a consequence, emergence is a much more complex research topic than is suggested by a single word and it is these complexities that are examined in this book.

The Structuring Of Work In Organizations

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ISBN : 9781786354358
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

Markets On Trial

Author : Michael Lounsbury
ISBN : 9780857242082
Genre : Social Science
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Since the mid-20th century, organizational theorists have increasingly distanced themselves from the study of core societal power centers and important policy issues of the day. This title addresses the global financial crisis debates and struggles around how to organize economies and societies around the world.

The Oxford Handbook Of Sociology And Organization Studies

Author : Paul S. Adler
ISBN : 9780199535231
Genre : Business & Economics
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Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.

Research In The Sociology Of Work

Author : Steven Vallas
ISBN : 9781786354051
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume includes contributions which discuss: work and identity, including the experiences of actors and teachers; authority and control at work, including insights from the hospitality and publishing industries; and issues of gender and sexuality in the workplace, including insights on sexual harassment in the workplace.

How Institutions Matter

Author : Joel Gehman
ISBN : 9781786354297
Genre : Business & Economics
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This double volume presents a collection of 23 papers on how institutions matter to socio-economic life. The effort was seeded by the 2015 Alberta Institutions Conference, which brought together 108 participants from 14 countries and 51 different institutions.

Immigration And Work

Author : Jody Agius Vallejo
ISBN : 9781784416317
Genre : Social Science
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This volume investigates how larger structural inequalities in sending and receiving nations, immigrant entry policies, group characteristics, and micro level processes, such as discrimination and access to ethnic networks, shapes labor market outcomes, workplace experiences, and patterns of integration among immigrants and their descendants.

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