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Management and Organization Theory

A "must-have" for any MBA/PhD in management and organizations, this reader is the first to name, describe, and explore each of the top 50 most popular, most researched, and most used management and organization theories to date. Organized to correspond to leading management textbooks, this Jossey-Bass Reader provides detailed information about each theory, including major survey instruments used to measure variables in the theory; major questions examined; significant figures who have published on the theory, strengths and weaknesses of the theory; practical applications; and seminal articles published for the theory.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 1 Absorptive Capacity Theory 17 2 Actor-Network Theory 25 3 Agency Theory 33 4 Agenda Setting Theory 41 5 Attachment Theory 49 6 Attribution Theory 57 7 Balance Theory 65 8 Control Theory 73 9 Diffusion of Innovations Theory 81 10 Dynamic Capabilities Theory 89 11 Effi cient Market Theory 97 12 Ethical Theory 105 13 Field Theory 113 14 Game Theory 121 15 Goal Setting Theory 129 16 Image Theory 137 17 Institutional Theory 145 18 Knowledge-Based Theory 153 19 Media Richness Theory 161 20 Mental Models Theory 169 21 Organizational Ecology Theory 177 22 Organizational Justice Theory 185 23 Planned Behavior Theory 193 24 Prospect Theory 201 25 Psychological Contract Theory 209 26 Resource-Based Theory 217 27 Role Theory 225 28 Self-Determination Theory 233 29 Sensemaking Theory 241 30 Social Capital Theory 249 31 Social Cognitive Theory 257 32 Social Comparison Theory 265 33 Social Exchange Theory 273 34 Social Facilitation Theory 281 35 Social Identity Theory 289 36 Social Network Theory 297 37 Stakeholder Theory 305 38 Structural Contingency Theory 313 39 Structuration Theory 321 40 Transaction Cost Theory 329 Conclusion 337 References 353 Name Index 429 Subject Index 447

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Miles is a professor of management and organizational behavior in the Eberhardt School of Business at University of the Pacific, where he teaches management, organizational behavior, human resources, labor relations, and organizational communication.

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