Based upon classical and contemporary theory and empirical research, this text forms a sociological analysis of organizations, focusing on the impacts that organizations have upon individuals and society.
Part I. Introduction 1. Thinking About Organizations Part II. Organizational Structure 2. Organization Structure. Key Dimensions 3. Organization Structure. Explanations Part III. Organizational Processes 4. Power and Power Outcomes 5. Leadership 6. Decision Making 7. Communication 8. Managing Organizational Environments. Conceptualizing the Environment 9. Managing Environments. Contemporary Paradigms Part IV. Outcomes 10. Organizational Performance and Change