The Resource Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Label
Information and organizations
Title
Information and organizations
Statement of responsibility
Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An ambitious new work by a well-respected sociologist, Information and Organizations provides a bold perspective of the dynamics of organizations. Stinchcombe contends that the ""information problem"" and the concept of ""uncertainty"" provide the key to understanding how organizations function. In a delightful mix of large theoretical insights and vivid anecdotal material, Stinchcombe explores the ins and outs of organizations from both a macro and micro perspective. He reinterprets the work of the renowned scholars of business, Alfred Chandler, James March and Oliver Williamson, and l
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MiAaPQ
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Stinchcombe, Arthur L
Dewey number
  • 658.4/038
  • 658.403
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD6955
LC item number
.S84 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series on social choice and political economy
Series volume
volume 19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial sociology
  • Industrial organization
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management information systems
  • Uncertainty
Label
Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. INFORMATION, UNCERTAINTY, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION IN ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY; Rationality; Uncertainty; Uncertainty About What?; Information; Structure and Function; The Plan of the Book; 2. INDIVIDUALS' SKILLS AS INFORMATION PROCESSING; Introduction; Relations Between Routines and Skills; Two Relations Between Routines and Human Decisions; Complexity of the Routine; Artisans at the Beginning of the Industrial Revolution; The Division of Skill Between Workers and Professionals; Three Organizations for Learning Routines and Decision Skills
  • Earnings Curves for Craftsmen, Professionals, and ManagersJurisdictions of Occupations; The Determinants of the Division of Labor Between Engineers and Skilled Workers; Manufacturing Artisans in the Early Industrial Revolution; Economic and Technical Threats to Artisan Organization; Authority Reorganization and Artisan Skill; The Ideology of Mass Production Management; Scientific Management Authority in Practice; Conflict over the New Authority System; ""Fordism""; The Impact of Certainty and Uncertainty on Fordism; Sources of Uncertainty in the Market; Conclusion
  • 3. MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: SOURCES OF TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND THE INFORMATION FOR TECHNICAL DECISIONSIntroduction; People Driving versus Information Systems in Management; Some Data on Manufacturing Information Systems; Operating Characteristics of Information Systems; Types of Operating Information Systems; Summary of Dimensions That Differentiate Operating Information Systems; Conclusion; 4. MARKET UNCERTAINTY AND DIVISIONALIZATION; Introduction; The Concepts of Centralization and Decentralization; A Definition of Methodological Individualism
  • Individuals in Du Pont: Organizing Information FlowsIndividuals in Du Pont: Organizational Theory; Individuals in Du Pont: Responsibility for Inventing and Adopting a Remedy; Individuals in Du Pont and HUD: How Decentralization Works; Is It Still Sociology?; The Causes of Divisionalization; General Motors Creates a Multidivisional Structure by Centralizing; The Centralization Revolution at General Motors; The Theoretical Problem of Sears; Regional Information in Merchant Wholesaling and Sears; Commodity Line Rationality versus Store Inventory Rationality; The General Problem of Wholesaling
  • Organizational Problems of the Service SectorWhat Is Chandler's Independent Variable?; Conclusion; 5. TURNING INVENTIONS INTO INNOVATIONS: SCHUMPETER'S ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY MODERNIZED; Introduction; Innovation, the Learning Curve of Cost Reduction, and Monopoly; Cases in Which the Follower and Innovator Have Learning Curves of Different Shape; Innovation, the Marketing Network, and Monopoly; The Theory or Doctrine of an Innovation; A ""Zero Resources Innovation"" Described in Detail; The Multidivisional Structure of Chandler as an Innovation
  • Social Predictors of Success in Introducing Innovations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (404 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585299426
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111004366702038
  • (EBL)224532
  • (OCoLC)630528602
  • (SSID)ssj0000178985
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11166930
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000178985
  • (PQKBWorkID)10230248
  • (PQKB)10045134
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC224532
  • (OCoLC)45732107
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse30453
  • (EXLCZ)99111004366702038
Label
Information and organizations, Arthur L. Stinchcombe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. INFORMATION, UNCERTAINTY, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION IN ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY; Rationality; Uncertainty; Uncertainty About What?; Information; Structure and Function; The Plan of the Book; 2. INDIVIDUALS' SKILLS AS INFORMATION PROCESSING; Introduction; Relations Between Routines and Skills; Two Relations Between Routines and Human Decisions; Complexity of the Routine; Artisans at the Beginning of the Industrial Revolution; The Division of Skill Between Workers and Professionals; Three Organizations for Learning Routines and Decision Skills
  • Earnings Curves for Craftsmen, Professionals, and ManagersJurisdictions of Occupations; The Determinants of the Division of Labor Between Engineers and Skilled Workers; Manufacturing Artisans in the Early Industrial Revolution; Economic and Technical Threats to Artisan Organization; Authority Reorganization and Artisan Skill; The Ideology of Mass Production Management; Scientific Management Authority in Practice; Conflict over the New Authority System; ""Fordism""; The Impact of Certainty and Uncertainty on Fordism; Sources of Uncertainty in the Market; Conclusion
  • 3. MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: SOURCES OF TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND THE INFORMATION FOR TECHNICAL DECISIONSIntroduction; People Driving versus Information Systems in Management; Some Data on Manufacturing Information Systems; Operating Characteristics of Information Systems; Types of Operating Information Systems; Summary of Dimensions That Differentiate Operating Information Systems; Conclusion; 4. MARKET UNCERTAINTY AND DIVISIONALIZATION; Introduction; The Concepts of Centralization and Decentralization; A Definition of Methodological Individualism
  • Individuals in Du Pont: Organizing Information FlowsIndividuals in Du Pont: Organizational Theory; Individuals in Du Pont: Responsibility for Inventing and Adopting a Remedy; Individuals in Du Pont and HUD: How Decentralization Works; Is It Still Sociology?; The Causes of Divisionalization; General Motors Creates a Multidivisional Structure by Centralizing; The Centralization Revolution at General Motors; The Theoretical Problem of Sears; Regional Information in Merchant Wholesaling and Sears; Commodity Line Rationality versus Store Inventory Rationality; The General Problem of Wholesaling
  • Organizational Problems of the Service SectorWhat Is Chandler's Independent Variable?; Conclusion; 5. TURNING INVENTIONS INTO INNOVATIONS: SCHUMPETER'S ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY MODERNIZED; Introduction; Innovation, the Learning Curve of Cost Reduction, and Monopoly; Cases in Which the Follower and Innovator Have Learning Curves of Different Shape; Innovation, the Marketing Network, and Monopoly; The Theory or Doctrine of an Innovation; A ""Zero Resources Innovation"" Described in Detail; The Multidivisional Structure of Chandler as an Innovation
  • Social Predictors of Success in Introducing Innovations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (404 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585299426
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111004366702038
  • (EBL)224532
  • (OCoLC)630528602
  • (SSID)ssj0000178985
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11166930
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000178985
  • (PQKBWorkID)10230248
  • (PQKB)10045134
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC224532
  • (OCoLC)45732107
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse30453
  • (EXLCZ)99111004366702038

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