The Sage Course Companion on organization theory is an accessible introduction to a challenging subject area. This book helps readers extend their understanding of theories and make the connection between these theories and organizational practice. It enhances their thinking skills in line with course requirements and provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an organizational theorist but also to think about the subject critically.
Part 1: Introducing your Companion
How to Use the Book
This book provides a concise summary of the main topics, theories and issues in organization theory (OT). It also provides guidelines on how to make sense of course material, why it is important, and how to apply the theories and concepts to the design ...