'Luhman and Cunliffe have provided a glossary of organization theory terms from agency to storytelling to transaction cost economics. In doing so they provide an important resource to any course on organizations, so students can make their path through the terminological jungle. Each chapter is a rest stop on the journey, providing helpful hints, pointing out the dangers of the terrain and the safest paths to follow' - Professor David Boje New Mexico State University
It could work as a useful tool for complementing the main literature of a course. It provides essential key concepts in Organisation Theory. Furthermore, the structure of this book makes the reading easy for students.
This book has proven to be very useful to both students and lecturer.
Excelent dictionary to have a deep view of the field of organizational psychology. I use this with my master's students as a key reference in theoreticla perspectives in the field.
An excellent overview. Recommended to students as general reference.
Very valuable reading for graduate students.Up to date concepts clearly explained with numerous exemples.
This is a highly readable journey through the world of organizational theory. The structure of the book is superb in the way it supports the reader in building their conceptual understanding and then guiding the reader to further study in order to deepen thinking and question present organizational cultures and behaviours.
Dr Peter Treadwell
Very useful companion
Not adopted yet but looking forward to adopting this book in the Spring. Excellent overview of theories in OC!
Using a different Sage book.
A very useful reference guide succinctly explaining and summarising key management concepts in a way that MBA students can use as an aid to memory and as a source of valuable information to help define and develop their theoretical frameworks.
Very useful especially for those entering a master thesis on organization behavior
I was looking for an essential textbook to prescribe for my Honnours level Organization Design course. Although I found this book to not be entirely suitable for this purpose, I found the topics covered to be more suitable for one of our 3rd year modules and have recommended that my colleague review the book for suitability for his course. We are also in a process of reviewing our undergraduate offering and some of the chapters covered in this publication seem very interesting and appropriate.
Very helpful book that provides students with an accessible overview of key concepts and points them in the direction of further reading
A helpful supplemental book. But does not have the breadth for a core text.
This is a key-book for every academic and student in business and management research. It provides excellent summaries of key concepts in organization theory positioning them within their historical context. It allows for a quick, accurate and comparative understanding of all the important theories and concepts in organisational theory and hence it will save you time and brain power in understanding what might of interest for your paper, study, assignment or PhD thesis.
This book provides a glossary of key terms in the field of OT that can be very useful for undergraduate students.
This book provides a valuable insight for students into key areas of organisational theory.
This is a brilliant foray into the realm of Organizational Theory, and highly recommended as a start point for students who are studying Organizations in any context. Each theory is clearly explained in the context of how it is applied. Superb for students to understand how the theory links to the real world.
A really great summary text, offering a detailed glossary of the prominent themes in organization studies and theory. My course has now started but I will include this on the reading list for next year. In the meantime I have shown it to students in class.
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