Human Services as Complex Organizations
- Yeheskel Hasenfeld - UCLA, School of Social Welfare
Human Services Management
"Hasenfeld has done it again. An excellent collection of essays on many of the most important trends and issues involving human service organizations."
—Mayer N. Zald, Professor (emeritus), Sociology, Social Work, and Management, University of Michigan
The Second Edition of this best-selling text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art perspective on human service organizations. This vanguard collection weaves the latest theoretical and empirical studies in macro theory with contemporary examples from hospitals, schools, social service organizations, mental health centers, and public welfare agencies. Blending theory with application, this outstanding anthology highlights the moral choices and accomplishments made by human service organizations.
Key Features of This Edition
- Presents the latest theoretical and empirical studies on human service organizations, offering students key analytical tools to study and understand human behavior in various contexts.
- Introduces important new topics, such as the impact of the policy environment, emotional labor, and advocacy
- Offers students a new perspective with original studies on organizational ideologies, conditions of work, structuration of service technologies, diversity, and discretion.
This exceptional compilation of the best theoretical and empirical studies on human service organizations is indispensable to graduate students and scholars of organization studies, organizational behavior, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
User friendly introduction to the field
Comprehensive yet not overwhelming
Additional reading reference for students.
Not centered on urban community-based nonprofit organizations
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Organizations