You are previewing Management and Organization Theory: A Jossey-Bass Reader.
O'Reilly logo
Management and Organization Theory: A Jossey-Bass Reader

Book Description

Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories. This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory.

"This is a remarkable book. Jeffrey Miles clearly explains and synthesizes 40 major theories of management and organization in an easily accessible and engaging style. Well researched, comprehensive in its coverage, thorough, balanced, and fair in its analyses of theories, the book is destined to be a major authoritative reference in the field. It is one of the most readable, informative, and useful books I have read. I strongly recommend it." —Shaker A. Zahra, department chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair, and professor, Strategic Management and Organizations Department, University of Minnesota

"This book provides a terrific advantage to any student or manager seeking to grasp the fundamental concepts that explain organizations and the behavior of people within them."—Richard L. Daft, author, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence; and the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

"An easy-to-read summary of some of the most critical theories in the field of management—theories that have implications not just for scholars, but for practicing managers as well." —Jay Barney, professor of management and human resources, and Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Join Us
  3. Management and Organization Theory
  4. Title page
  5. Copyright page
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. Theories
    2. The Importance of Theories
    3. Organizations
    4. Management
    5. How the Theories Were Selected
    6. Why I Wrote This Book
    7. Organization of the Book
  9. 1 Absorptive Capacity Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  10. 2 Actor-Network Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  11. 3 Agency Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  12. 4 Agenda Setting Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  13. 5 Attachment Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  14. 6 Attribution Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  15. 7 Balance Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  16. 8 Control Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  17. 9 Diffusion of Innovations Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  18. 10 Dynamic Capabilities Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  19. 11 Efficient Market Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  20. 12 Ethical Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  21. 13 Field Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  22. 14 Game Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  23. 15 Goal Setting Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  24. 16 Image Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  25. 17 Institutional Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  26. 18 Knowledge-Based Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  27. 19 Media Richness Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  28. 20 Mental Models Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  29. 21 Organizational Ecology Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  30. 22 Organizational Justice Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  31. 23 Planned Behavior Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  32. 24 Prospect Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  33. 25 Psychological Contract Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications for Managers
  34. 26 Resource-Based Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  35. 27 Role Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  36. 28 Self-Determination Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  37. 29 Sensemaking Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  38. 30 Social Capital Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  39. 31 Social Cognitive Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  40. 32 Social Comparison Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  41. 33 Social Exchange Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  42. 34 Social Facilitation Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  43. 35 Social Identity Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  44. 36 Social Network Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  45. 37 Stakeholder Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  46. 38 Structural Contingency Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  47. 39 Structuration Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  48. 40 Transaction Cost Theory
    1. Criticisms and Critiques of the Theory
    2. Measuring Variables in the Theory
    3. Suggestions for Further Research
    4. References to Know
    5. Implications of the Theory for Managers
  49. Conclusion
    1. Learn About the Field of Management and Organization
    2. Apply Your Knowledge About Management and Organization
    3. Conduct Your Own Research on Management and Organization
    4. Final Thoughts
  50. References
  51. Name Index
  52. Subject Index