Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes.
Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well as the book's diverse practical examples.The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. 'Theory to Practice' boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life, business examples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory to organizations they know or organizing experiences of their own. 'Think like a Theorist' and 'Exercise Those Perspectives'boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential critical thinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge with which organization theorists grapple.
By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflexive stanceto the world around them.Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus.This book is accompanied by a collection of online resources:For students:Multiple-choice questionsFor lecturers:PowerPoint slidesFigures and tables from the bookLecturers' guideAdditional case studies