Modern Organizations

Modern Organizations

Organization Studies in the Postmodern World

eBook - 1990
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Sage Publications
This wide-ranging analysis both explores current approaches to organization studies and relates the concepts of modernity and postmodernity to the realities of organizational structure and context. In surveying alternative perspectives on organizations in terms of ideal types, systems, contingencies, ecologies, cultures, markets and efficiency, Clegg demonstrates that no single approach is adequate to deal with the real-world variety of organizations that exist.

Drawing upon unusual and revealing examples - the production of French bread, Italian fashion and `post-Confucian' Asian enterprises - he argues that their success cannot be reduced to `culture' but must incorporate a fuller understanding of the ways in which organizations are constructed and reproduced. This analysis is carried through in a detailed discussion of the debate over why Japanese organizations are so successful.

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`The breadth of the discussion and depth of analysis would make this a most pertinent work for those interested in a number of areas - economics, international business, finance - as well as organisation studies specialists' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

Publisher: London ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1990
ISBN: 9781849206723
1849206724
9780803983298
0803983298
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 261 pages) : illustrations
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