Stanford's Organization Theory Renaissance, 1970-2000 Vol: 28

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09 Apr 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
512 pages - 156 x 234 x 43mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Between 1970 and 2000, Stanford University enabled and supported a vigorous interdisciplinary community of organizations training, research, and theory building. Important breakthroughs occurred in theory development, and a couple of generations of doctoral and post-doctoral students received enhanced training and an extraordinary opportunity to build collegial networks. The model spread to other universities and work done at that time and place continues to exercise influence up to the present time. This volume both summarizes the contributions of the main paradigms that emerged at Stanford in those three decades, and describes the sociological conditions under which this remarkable, generative, environment came about. A series of chapters by some of the key contributors to these paradigms, who studied at Stanford between 1970 and 2000, are followed by brief comments on the conditions that fostered the development of these different paradigms, and on the development of the paradigms themselves.
Advisory Board. List of Contributors. An organizational sociology of Stanford's organization theory renaissance. Chapter 1 Organizational institutionalism at Stanford: Reflections on the founding of a 30-year theoretical research program. Chapter 2 Resource dependence theory: Past and future. Chapter 3 Population ecology. Chapter 4 Organizational learning. Chapter 5 Culture Stanford's way. Chapter 6 Organizations and labor markets. Chapter 7 The history of corporate networks: Expanding intellectual diversity and the role of Stanford affiliations. Chapter 8 Healthcare organizations and the Stanford School of Organizational Sociology. Chapter 9 Administration is necessary – but research rules. Chapter 10 Silicon valley, theories of organization, and the Stanford legacy. Chapter 11 When theory met practice: cooperation at Stanford. Chapter 12 NIMH-SCOR: A pioneering center at Stanford. Chapter 13 A fellow from Kansas. Chapter 14 A Cultural View of the Organizational Community at Stanford University. Chapter 15 Explaining the impact of the Stanford organization studies community. Chapter 16 Speaking with one voice: a “Stanford school” approach to organizational Hierarchy. Chapter 17 How I spent the summer of 1973: It was not a vacation. Chapter 18 The contributions of organizational theory to health care. Chapter 19 The Devil's workshop. Chapter 20 Legacies from growing up on the farm. Chapter 21 Situated learning and brokerage as keys to successful knowledge production: An experiential review. Chapter 22 A relational approach to organizational learning. Chapter 23 The Stanford organizational studies community: reflections of a tempered radical. Chapter 24 Unpacking the Stanford case: an elementary analysis. Chapter 25 “Let a hundred flowers blossom”: The cross-fertilization of organization studies at Stanford. Chapter 26 Chance encounters, ecologies of ideas, and career paths: A personal narrative of my Stanford years. Chapter 27 Sense-making in organizational research. Chapter 28 School and Super-School. Chapter 29 Reflections on the Stanford organizations experience. Chapter 30 Touchstones: The Stanford school of organization theories, 1970–2000. Chapter 31 Collegial capital: The organizations research community at Stanford, 1970–2000. Appendix A: Stanford faculty in organizations. Appendix B: Stanford graduate students in organizations. Appendix C: Stanford post-docs in organizations. Appendix D: Affiliated centers for organization research. Research in the sociology of organizations. Research in the sociology of organizations. Copyright page.

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