This book is the state of the art in evaluating the field of organization theory and features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the area. Now published in paperback in response to the needs of classroom teachers, The Study of Organization is an ideal volume around which to build courses on organization theory and research methodology.
Central to the enterprise has been a con cern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field, including recognition of the extent to which the very notion of a single field of organization studies is debated. Part I locates the study of organization by reviewing some of the most significant theoretical paradigms to have shaped our understanding. Part II reflects on the relationships between theory and research in organization studies.