• Summary
  • Contents
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The "organization linkage" concept is relatively new. This book provides a unique and very valuable approach to the study of organizations - how do actions among individuals and groups affect (or not affect) organizations as a whole, and vice versa. This ground-breaking book shows how to bridge the gap between the traditional micro and macro camps of organizational studies.

Beginning the Conversation
Beginning the conversation

This book is the beginning of a conversation about organizational linkages. Organizational linkages is not a well-delineated concept in organizational science. In contrast to concepts such as organizational culture, groups, or institutional theory, organizational linkage does not yet have a developed literature, with controversies that have ebbed and flowed. Organizational linkages is more at its beginning. Thus, this is not a retrospective about what we have learned. Rather, this book is a prospective piece. I discuss, explore, ask questions, identify, and recognize some common organizational mysteries and engage you in a conversation as you have touched a part or whole of this book.

You will see right away that this book has an informal tone. It is written differently from other ...

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