Organizational environments: ritual and rationality

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Sage, 01/11/1983 - 302 páginas
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Meyer and Scott are among the leading proponents of the environmental view of organizational theory, which sees organizational structures as primarily determined by environment as opposed to technology. Their view and approach is demonstrated here in a collection of essays, that consider the place of organizations within a wider institutional structure, paying particular attention to educational systems and medical services.

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Preface
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From Technology to Environment
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THE INSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS
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Gili S. Drori is a lecturer in Stanford University's programs on International Relations and International Policy Studies. She is the author of several papers and chapters on science and development, comparative science education, political discourse, and the role of policy regimes in worldwide
governance. She is senior author of Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization (with John W. Meyer, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003). John W. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author of many books
and papers on comparative sociology, organizations, world society, and the sociology of education, including National Developments in the World System (with M. Hannan, Chicago, 1979), Institutional Environments and Organizations (with W. R. Scott, Sage, 1994), and Science in the Modern World Polity
(with Gili S. Drori, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003).
For several decades Professor Meyer has been a leading figure in sociological institutionalism, a line of thought that has been central in the development of modern organizations theory, and in sociological studies of the global system. Hokyu Hwang is a Senior Social Science Researcher at the Center
for Social Innovation, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is currently involved in the Stanford Project on Emerging Nonprofits, which looks at rationalization of the San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit sector. His research intersts include organizations, comparative sociology,
economic, and political sociology.

W. Richard (Dick) Scott (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, Stanford University. He has spent his entire professional career at Stanford and served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Organizations Research. He is the author of many articles and more than a dozen scholarly books, including two widely used texts in the area of organizations: an early book, Formal Organizations (1962), coauthored with Peter M Blau, and the more recent volume, Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems (1981/1987/1992/1998), now in its 4th edition. Scott is a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was the recipient in 1988 of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Management and Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 1996, he received the Richard D. Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management from the Academy of Management.

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