Changing Organizations by David Knoke
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Changing Organizations
By David Knoke

Changing Organizations

Business Networks in the New Political Economy

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Changing Organizations by David Knoke

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Efforts by American companies to adapt to intense environmental pressures, arising from incessant technological innovation and fierce competition across global product markets, are dramatically changing how firms and their employees work. Daily headlines blare about corporate downsizings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and mergers, huge CEO bonuses despite stagnant wages and rising inequality. The economists' utility-maximizing efficiency theory offers useful but incomplete explanations of these events. Through its depiction of organizational activity as a socially constructed complex of institutions, the structural perspective on organizational change contributes crucial insights. It reveals how relationships among workers and organizations, embedded in complex network patterns, generate social capital, shape career opportunities, and change global competition between corporations and nations.In Changing Organizations David Knoke examines the formation of intra- and inter-organizational networks and their impact on the fates of employees, companies, and communities. He explores hot the network perspective--when used in conjunction with ecology, insitutionalism, power and resource dependence, transaction cost economics, organizational learning, and evolutionary theories--contributes to a more comprehensive explanation of organizational transformations. Written in an accessible narrative style for advanced undergraduate students in sociology, public policy, and business management courses, it draws heavily from contemporary cases to illustrate ideas. The book also offers readers a careful exposition of basic structural and network concepts and principles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813334530
ISBN-10: 0813334535
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Social Network Analysis by David Knoke Social Network Analysis, Paperback (January 2008)

Expands on the 1982 edition and adds new basic social network developments of the past twenty-five years.

Organizations in America by David Knoke Organizations in America, Paperback (April 1996)

Presents an authoritative database on the workings of organizations in the United States. This book describes the National Organizations Study, the first national survey of organizations in the US using a statistically representative sample.

Comparing Policy Networks by David Knoke Comparing Policy Networks, Paperback (January 1996)

This book examines how labor policies were made in the US, Germany, and Japan during the 1980s.

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Author Biography - David Knoke

David Knoke is a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.

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