The Sociology of Formal Organizations

Paperback | May 6, 2010

EditorAbha Chaturvedi, Anil Chaturvedi

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Given the critical role of organizations in shaping every facet of society, an enquiry into the many dimensions of society involves an examination of its organizations. Covering the civil service, hospitals, schools, cooperatives, business firms, development agencies, and trade unions, thisreader seeks to develop a distinct identity for the theme of formal organizations in the field of sociological research. Drawing upon different disciplines, these essays discuss important concepts and models and provide an insight into the dynamics of organizations-how they experience and cope withconflicts of ideology, interests, priorities, and goals; and sustain their identities and maintain their boundaries. The reader also examines the extent to which organizations are culture specific, and the manner in which power and politics exhibit themselves. It will be useful for scholars and students of sociology, management, and organizational systems; administrators, managers, activists, and those interested in the working of formal organizations.

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Given the critical role of organizations in shaping every facet of society, an enquiry into the many dimensions of society involves an examination of its organizations. Covering the civil service, hospitals, schools, cooperatives, business firms, development agencies, and trade unions, thisreader seeks to develop a distinct identity fo...

Abha Chaturvedi and Anil Chaturvedi are researchers and consultants in organizational sociology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:May 6, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Abha and Anil Chaturvedi: Introduction: The Rationale for a Sociology of OrganziationsSection I: Organizational Goals and Societal Expectations1. D.H. Bayley: Political Context of Policing in India2. S. Manikutty: Environmental Change and Organizational Response3. Shanti George: Operation Flood: The Questions of LegitimacySection II: Power and Politics4. Satyesh C. Chakraborty: Dynamics of Stakeholder Management: The Doon Valley Experience6. Ravi Ramamurthy: BHEL: the Shifting Locus of Decision-making Power7. B.S. Baviskar: Co-operatives and PoliticsSection III: Normative Cohesion and Conflict8. Ravi J. Mathai: The Villagers' Organizing Themselves9. Sharit Kumar Bhowmik: Ideology and the Cooperative Movement10. Meenakshi Thapan: Rishi Valley: The Conflict of IdeologySection IV: Bureaucracy and Bureaucratic Response11. C.M. Reddy: Charaka: Evolution of a Bureaucratic Environment12. Anil Chaturvedi: Inter-Departmental Synamics13. Ravi J. Mathai: Bureaucratic Systems and Environmental Response14. Vikalpa: Collector's TransferSection V: The Cultural Texture of Organizations15. William M. Evan and Fariborz Damanpour: Social Culture and Organizational Culture16. Jai B.P. Sinha: The Indian Social Milieu17. Abha Chaturvedi: Khira Trusteeship Projects LimitedReferencesSelect BiographyIndex