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Religion and Organization Theory Vol: 41

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02 Apr 2014
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
456 pages - 156 x 234 x 41mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Both history and current events attest to the continued significance of religion in society. Despite the role and importance of the institution of religion, and the profound influence that religious organizations continue to exert, it occupies a curiously marginal place in organization theory. At the same time, organization theory has been criticized for its narrow focus on corporations and there have been calls to study a much broader range of organizational forms (e.g., Bamberger and Pratt, 2010). Interestingly, the small number of studies on religious organizations to have published have had a disproportionate impact on the field. This suggests that religious organizations deserve more attention, and that attending to them will have significant benefits for our understanding of organizations. This volume brings together leading organization theorists with an interest in religion. The aim is to consolidate and make available in one place existing knowledge on religion and organizations, as well as encouraging more organization theorists to include religion as part of their research activities and agenda.
Religion and organization theory. Research in the sociology of organizations. Religion and organization theory. Copyright page. List of Contributors. Advisory Board. Taking religion seriously in the study of organizations. God on management: The world’s largest religions, the “theological turn,” and organization and management theory and practice. Religion in organizations: Cognition and behavior. Myths to work by: Redemptive self-narratives and generative agency for organizational change. Organizational form, structure, and religious organizations. Pastor practices in the era of megachurches: New organizational practices and forms for a changing institutional environment. Divine institution: Max Weber’s value spheres and institutional theory. Productive resistance: A study of change, emotions, and identity in the context of the Apostolic Visitation of U.S. women religious, 2008–2012. Serving two masters: Transformative resolutions to institutional contradictions. The devil’s advocate and the church: Building adaptable organizations. Organizing belief: Interfaith social change organizations in the religious-environmental movement. The institutional complexity of religious mutual funds: Appreciating the uniqueness of societal logics.

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