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Description - The Quality Movement and Organization Theory by Robert E. Cole

The Quality Movement and Organization Theory is the first comprehensive study of quality management to be linked with the principles of organizational behaviour and analysis. The contributors are at the forefront of assessing new quality approaches, how they work, and the conditions under which they are effective. The book bridges the world of theory and practice, making academics aware of recent developments to improve organizational performance and exploring ways in which these efforts both contribute to and challenge current theories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761919766
ISBN-10: 0761919767
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x 25mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert E. Cole

W. Richard (Dick) Scott received his PhD from the University of Chicago and is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Education, and School of Medicine at Stanford University. He has spent his entire professional career at Stanford, serving as chair of the Sociology Department (1972-1975), as director of the Training Program on Organizations and Mental Health (1972-1989), and as director of the Stanford Center for Organizations Research (1988-1996). Scott is an organizational sociologist who has concentrated his work on the study of professional organizations, including educa-tional, engineering, medical, research, social welfare, and nonprofit advocacy organizations. During the past three decades, he has concen-trated his writing and research on the relation between organizations and their institutional environments. He is the author or editor of about a dozen books and more than 200 articles and book chapters. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (1975), served as editor of the Annual Review of Sociology (1987-1991), and as president of the Sociological Research Association (2006-2007). Scott was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Management and Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management in 1988, the Distinguished Educator Award from the same Division in 2013, and of the Richard D. Irwin Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management from the Academy of Management in 1996. In 2000, the Section on Organization, Occupations and Work of the American Sociological Association created the W. Richard Scott Award to annually recognize an outstanding article-length contribution to the field. He has received honorary doctorates from the Copenhagen School of Business (2000), the Helsinki School of Economics and Business (2001), and Aarhus University in Denmark (2010).

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