Information and Organizations

Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909625

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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An ambitious new work by a well-respected sociologist, Information and Organizations provides a bold perspective of the dynamics of organizations. Stinchcombe contends that the "information problem" and the concept of "uncertainty" provide the key to understanding how organizations function. In a delightful mix of large theoretical insights and vivid anecdotal material, Stinchcombe explores the ins and outs of organizations from both a macro and micro perspective. He reinterprets the work of the renowned scholars of business, Alfred Chandler, James March and Oliver Williamson, and looks in depth at corporations like DuPont and General Motors. Along the way, Stinchcombe explores subjects as varied as class consciousness, innovation, contracts and university administration. All of these analyses are distinguished by incisive thinking and creative new approaches to issues that have long confronted business people and those interested in organizational theory. A tour de force, Information and Organizations is a must-read for business people and scholars of many stripes. It promises to be a widely discussed and debated work.
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Eine sehr kurze Einführung

Author: Sven Kette

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658180749

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 8939

An Unternehmen gibt es im täglichen Leben kein Vorbeikommen. Sie sind für uns Arbeitgeber, Dienstleister, Investitionsgelegenheit oder Gegenstand von Kritik. Dieses Buch interessiert sich dafür, wie Unternehmen funktionieren und warum sie so funktionieren, wie sie funktionieren. Was unterscheidet also Unternehmen von allen sonstigen Organisationstypen, wie etwa Verwaltungen, Schulen oder Nichtregierungsorganisationen? Den Schlüssel zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen liefert die Auseinandersetzung mit den beiden zentralen Merkmalen des Unternehmens: Eigenfinanzierung und Entscheidungsautonomie. Mithilfe der Unterscheidung von Formalstruktur, Informalität und Schauseite wird zudem ein differenziertes Verständnis der komplexen Innenwelt des Unternehmens entwickelt, das dem Leser zugleich einen organisationswissenschaftlichen Werkzeugkasten für eigene Analysen und Reflexionen an die Hand gibt.
Posted in Political Science

Managerial Economics:Theory & Applicatio

Author: Trivedi

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1259082180

Category: Managerial economics

Page: 746

View: 782

This book is written with the objective of demonstrating the applications of economic theory in decision making. SALIENT FEATURES: Attempts to streamline the various interrelated theories from economics and other functional areas of management; Original contrubution in the areas of organisational slacks, organisational efficiency, productivity, learning curves, production functions etc. with special reference to Indian industry; Appropriate usage of arithmetic and graphs to explain concepts; Sufficient examples and review exercises in all the chapters
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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Posted in Academic libraries

Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Toward a Political Economy of Development

A Rational Choice Perspective

Author: Robert H. Bates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520060524

Category: Political Science

Page: 393

View: 669

Posted in Political Science

Of Rule and Revenue

Author: Margaret Levi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909540

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 4696

Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.
Posted in Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Author: Barry R. Weingast,Donald A. Wittman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199272228

Category: Political Science

Page: 1093

View: 4587

Over its lifetime, 'political economy' has had different meanings. This handbook views political economy as a synthesis of the various strands of social science, treating it as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behaviour and institutions.
Posted in Political Science

Politician's Dilemma

Building State Capacity in Latin America

Author: Barbara Geddes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520918665

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4393

In Latin America as elsewhere, politicians routinely face a painful dilemma: whether to use state resources for national purposes, especially those that foster economic development, or to channel resources to people and projects that will help insure political survival and reelection. While politicians may believe that a competent state bureaucracy is intrinsic to the national good, political realities invariably tempt leaders to reward powerful clients and constituents, undermining long-term competence. Politician's Dilemma explores the ways in which political actors deal with these contradictory pressures and asks the question: when will leaders support reforms that increase state capacity and that establish a more meritocratic and technically competent bureaucracy? Barbara Geddes brings rational choice theory to her study of Brazil between 1930 and 1964 and shows how state agencies are made more effective when they are protected from partisan pressures and operate through merit-based recruitment and promotion strategies. Looking at administrative reform movements in other Latin American democracies, she traces the incentives offered politicians to either help or hinder the process. In its balanced insight, wealth of detail, and analytical rigor, Politician's Dilemma provides a powerful key to understanding the conflicts inherent in Latin American politics, and to unlocking possibilities for real political change.
Posted in History

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood

Author: Kristin Luker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055977

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 540

Examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict.
Posted in Social Science

Regulatory Policy and the Social Sciences

Author: Roger G. Noll,Roger G Noll

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520051874

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 4625

Posted in Political Science

Law Books Published

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Posted in Law

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 4587

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Posted in Medical

Electoral Laws and Their Political Consequences

Author: Bernard Grofman,Arend Lijphart

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862675

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 3109

..." a usful volume on the impact of electoral laws...includes a very good bibliography and index...establishes a broader international and interdisciplinary perspective on the methods of representation." - American Political Science Review
Posted in Law

The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

Author: Christopher J. Coyne,Rachel L. Mathers

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849808325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 4161

The Handbook on the Political Economy of War highlights and explores important research questions and discusses the core elements of the political economy of war.
Posted in Business & Economics

Principles of Group Solidarity

Author: Michael Hechter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908970

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1831

Social scientists have long recognized that solidarity is essential for such phenomena as social order, class, and ethnic consciousness, and the provision of collective goods. In presenting a new general theory of group solidarity, Michael Hechter here contends that it is indeed possible to build a theory of solidarity based on the action of rational individuals and in doing so he goes beyond the timeworn disciplinary boundaries separating the various social sciences.
Posted in Social Science

Women and the Economic Miracle

Gender and Work in Postwar Japan

Author: Mary C. Brinton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915473

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4382

This lucid, hard-hitting book explores a central paradox of the Japanese economy: the relegation of women to low-paying, dead-end jobs in a workforce that depends on their labor to maintain its status as a world economic leader. Drawing upon historical materials, survey and statistical data, and extensive interviews in Japan, Mary Brinton provides an in-depth and original examination of the role of gender in Japan's phenomenal postwar economic growth. Brinton finds that the educational system, the workplace, and the family in Japan have shaped the opportunities open to female workers. Women move in and out of the workforce depending on their age and family duties, a great disadvantage in a system that emphasizes seniority and continuous work experience. Brinton situates the vicious cycle that perpetuates traditional gender roles within the concept of human capital development, whereby Japanese society "underinvests" in the capabilities of women. The effects of this underinvestment are reinforced indirectly as women sustain male human capital through unpaid domestic labor and psychological support. Brinton provides a clear analysis of a society that remains misunderstood, but whose economic transformation has been watched with great interest by the industrialized world.
Posted in Social Science

EBIS Register of Serials

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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Union list of serials held by libraries of United Nations organizations in Bangkok, as well as the National Energy Information Center of Thailand.
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