This series considers theoretical, methodological and research issues relevant to organizational sociology. It is specifically concerned with trying to specify the unique contributions of broad sociological theories and research techniques to the analysis of organizations. Both micro and macro sociological approaches are emphasized. From a micro perspective an effort is made to bring to the forefront such perspectives as phenomenology, ethnomethodology and symbolic interaction. The macro analysis also places an emphasis on the institutional, historical and cultural examination of organizations. An effort is made to use this series as a forum for the presentation of theories and research which challenge conventional views of organizational sociology. This volume presents an examination of organizations which is cross-cultural, covering all areas of cultural diversity and spanning countries, generations and identities.
The cross-cultural analysis of organizations - bridging the micro-macro and ideographic-nomethetic gaps, Samuel B. Bacharach et al; effect of cultural diversity in work groups, David C. Thomas et al; nested cultures and identities - a comparative study of nation and profession/occupation status effects on resource allocation decisions, Janet M. Dukerich et al; profile analysis of the sources of meaning reported by U.S. and Japanese local government managers, Mark F. Peterson et al; underlying assumptions of agency theory and implications for non-U.S. settings - the case of Japan, Allan Bird, Margarethe F. Wiersema; organizational action and institutional reforms in China's economic transition - a comparison of two industries, Douglas Guthrie; rediscovering the individual in the formation of international joint ventures, Paul Olk, P. Christopher Earley; cultural contingencies and leadership in developing countries, Rabindra N. Kanungo, Manuel Mendonca; planned change in organizations - the influence of national culture, Anne-Wil Harzing, Geert Hofstede.