This collection highlights a number of directions in which organization theory could develop. It also argues the need for an historical analysis of the sociology of organizations. Other issues discussed are the ideological stance of contemporary organization theory and the limiting framework that tends to ignore the wider social context in which organizations exist.
1. Introduction: Critical Issues in Organizations Stewart Clegg and David Dunkerley. 2. Women in Organizations Janet Wolff. 3. Power, Organization Theory, Marx and Critique Stewart Clegg. 4. Technological Capitalism Lucien Karpik. 5. Organization and Protection Arthur McCullough and Michael Shannon. 6. The Powerlessness of Organization Theory Arthur Wassenberg. Bibliography. Index.