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Organization Theory

Organization Theory

March 2008 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Sage Course Companion on organization theory is an accessible introduction to a challenging subject area. This book helps readers extend their understanding of theories and make the connection between these theories and organizational practice. It enhances their thinking skills in line with course requirements and provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an organizational theorist but also to think about the subject critically.

Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:
  • Easy access to the key themes in organizational theory
  • Helpful summaries of the approaches taken by the main course textbooks
  • Sample questions and answers, with common themes that must always be addressed
  • Short vignettes and a case study that runs throughout the chapters
  • Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
  • Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extend their thinking beyond the "received wisdom"
The Sage Course Companion in organizational theory is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Organization Structure and Design
Organization Culture
Environment and Strategy
Power, Control and Conflict
Change, Innovation and Organizational Learning
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
How to Make the Most of Seminars
Essay Writing Tips
Revision Hints and Tips
Exam Tips
Tips on Intrepreting Essay and Exam Questions

This is the coursebook I was looking for - my undergraduates come from dirfferent cultural backgrounds and I hope they can be more motivated by the book which is easy and practical.

Mrs Malgorzata Piasecka
Rector's Office, University of Social Sciences and Humanities
February 18, 2015

Useful overview.

Mr Nicholas Snowden
The York Management School, York University
November 10, 2013

Very good introduction to organization theory. Easy to read, overview of main issues and discussions, helpful references.

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
December 27, 2012

I decided to go with other Sage books by Ann Cunliffe.

Professor Michel Avital
Management , Copenhagen Business School
December 12, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

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