An understanding of the nature and forms of organisation, particularly with reference to industrial societies, is a key area in sociological analysis. This book discusses and explains what concepts to employ and what analytical procedures to adopt as well as conveying a sense of the theoretical and empirical diversity involved in the study of organisations.
Among the questions explored are:
- why do we classify organisations in particular ways and for what purpose?
- how can on explore the relationships pertaining to an organisation and its environment?
- what issues are raised by the existence of many varied and often competing organisations in industrial societies?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|9 pages
part II|36 pages
Organisations Concepts and Classifications
part III|68 pages
Organisations: Missions and Cultures
part IV|64 pages
The Organisational Phenomenon
part V|16 pages