A keenly anticipated Second Edition of an award winning classic, Organizations Evolving presents a sophisticated evolutionary view of key organizational paradigms that will give readers a unified understanding of modern organizations.
This Second Edition is an up-to-date survey of the literature, as well as an overview of the new developments across organization studies. It contains new sections on organizational forms, community evolution and methods for studying organizations at multiple levels.
The field of organization studies contains many contending paradigms that often puzzle and perplex students. This book is a stunning synthesis of the major organizational paradigms under the umbrella of organizational theory. Scholars and students will find it an excellent guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches, as well as an outstanding review of the best recent empirical research on organizations.
The book includes many helpful features, such as:
- Review questions and exercises that will consolidate reader's learning
- A methodological appendix that assesses common research methods
- Engaging cases that bring principles and concepts to life
This Second Edition is a rich resource for study, discussion and debate amongst organizational scholars and postgraduate students of organizations.
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