The Resource Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Label
Information and organizations
Title
Information and organizations
Statement of responsibility
Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ambitious new work by a well-respected sociologist, Information and Organizations provides a bold perspective of the dynamics of organizations. Stinchcombe contends that the "information problem" and the concept of "uncertainty" provide the key to understanding how organizations function. In a delightful mix of large theoretical insights and vivid anecdotal material, Stinchcombe explores the ins and outs of organizations from both a macro and micro perspective. He reinterprets the work of the renowned scholars of business, Alfred Chandler, James March and Oliver Williamson, and looks in depth at corporations like DuPont and General Motors. Along the way, Stinchcombe explores subjects as varied as class consciousness, innovation, contracts and university administration. All of these analyses are distinguished by incisive thinking and creative new approaches to issues that have long confronted business people and those interested in organizational theory.A tour de force, Information and Organizations is a must-read for business people and scholars of many stripes. It promises to be a widely discussed and debated work
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stinchcombe, Arthur L
Dewey number
658.4/038
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6955
LC item number
.S84 1990eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series on social choice and political economy
Series volume
19
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  • Industrial sociology
  • Industrial organization
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management information systems
  • Uncertainty
  • Uncertainty
  • In'formation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Industrial organization
  • Industrial sociology
  • Management information systems
  • Organizational behavior
  • Uncertainty
  • Entscheidung bei Unsicherheit
  • Industriebetriebslehre
  • Industriesoziologie
  • Organisation
  • Organisationssoziologie
  • Unternehmen
  • Managementinformationssystem
  • Organisationsverhalten
  • Organisatiegedrag
  • Informatiesystemen
  • Onzekerheid
  • Industrie
  • Incertitude (économie politique)
  • Gestion d'entreprise
  • Comportement organisationnel
  • Sociologie du travail
Label
Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information, Uncertainty, Structure, and Function in Organizational Sociology -- Individuals' Skills As Information Processing: Charles F. Sabel and the Division of Labor -- Manufacturing Information Systems: Sources of Technical Uncertainty and the Information for Technical Decisions -- Market Uncertainty and Divisionalization: Alfred D. Chandler's Strategy and Structure -- Turning Inventions into Innovations: Schumpeter's Organizational Sociology Modernized -- Organizing Information Outside the Firm: Contracts As Hierarchical Documents -- Segmentation of the Labor Market and Information on the Skill of Workers -- Class Consciousness and Organizational Sociology: E.P. Thompson Applied to Contemporary Class Consciousness -- University Administration of Research Space and Teaching Loads: Managers Who Do Not Know What Their Workers Are Doing
Control code
45732107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520067813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt511z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45732107
Label
Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information, Uncertainty, Structure, and Function in Organizational Sociology -- Individuals' Skills As Information Processing: Charles F. Sabel and the Division of Labor -- Manufacturing Information Systems: Sources of Technical Uncertainty and the Information for Technical Decisions -- Market Uncertainty and Divisionalization: Alfred D. Chandler's Strategy and Structure -- Turning Inventions into Innovations: Schumpeter's Organizational Sociology Modernized -- Organizing Information Outside the Firm: Contracts As Hierarchical Documents -- Segmentation of the Labor Market and Information on the Skill of Workers -- Class Consciousness and Organizational Sociology: E.P. Thompson Applied to Contemporary Class Consciousness -- University Administration of Research Space and Teaching Loads: Managers Who Do Not Know What Their Workers Are Doing
Control code
45732107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520067813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt511z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45732107

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