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The Evaluation Society

Peter Dahler-Larsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776929
eISBN:
9780804778121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Evaluation—whether called by this name, quality assurance, audit, accreditation, or others—is an important social activity. Any public or private organization that “lives in public” must now evaluate ... More


The Evolution of a New Industry: A Genealogical Approach

Israel Drori, Shmuel Ellis, and Zur Shapira

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772709
eISBN:
9780804783996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772709.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This book traces the emergence and growth of the Israeli hi-tech sector to provide a new understanding of industry evolution. In the case of Israel, the chapters here reveal how the hi-tech sector ... More


Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Craig Scott

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Many organizations and their members devote extensive resources to promoting themselves and being known to others. However, not all organizations want or need their identity to be recognized and not ... More


Unveiling a New Framework of Organizations and Organizational Regions

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter develops a framework for talking about organizations based on three key dimensions tied to the communication of identity: organizational visibility, member identification, and relevant ... More


To Name or Not to Name, That Is the Question

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter questions the assumption that all organizations wish to be prominently identified and highly visible to various audiences. The complex society of the twenty-first century is ... More


Unmasking What We Know about Hidden Organizations

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines relevant research about hidden organizations as it has emerged in various disciplines. It addresses work on secret societies, criminal organizations, the informal economy, ... More


Taking It to the Extremes: Transparent and Dark Organizations

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Having put forth a framework to describe a wide range of organizations on the basis of how they and their members communicate identity to various audiences, this chapter examines the two most extreme ... More


Classified Conclusions, Implications of Invisibility, and a Faceless Future

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The closing chapter draws several conclusions about the framework developed in this book and its ability to help us classify and compare organizations. The chapter also looks at several practical, ... More


Organizational Understandings: Rational, Learning, and Institutionalized Organization

in The Evaluation Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776929
eISBN:
9780804778121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces three different models that help in the study of evaluation from the viewpoint of organizational theory. These three models are the institutionalized organization, the ... More


Chester Barnard's Science of Responsible Experience

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter offers an interpretation of Chester Barnard, who co-founded management science along with Mary Parker Follett. Barnard began with a structure dubbed “formal organization,” which he ... More


Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security

Thomas D. Beamish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804784429
eISBN:
9780804794657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The anthrax attacks of 2001 provoked deep concern and urgency among U.S. security elites regarding bioterrorism. Coming after 9/11 and followed by the successive menace of West Nile virus, SARS, ... More


Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia

Dariusz Jemielniak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789448
eISBN:
9780804791205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book describes the results of a six-year ethnographic research project on Wikipedia. It explains how Wikipedia's theoretically ahierarchical system may increase Wikipedians’ perception of ... More


Conceptual Footings of Risk and Governance

Thomas D. Beamish

in Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804784429
eISBN:
9780804794657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 1 explains the theoretical backdrop and analytical framework that organize the book’s analysis. The chapter begins by outlining contemporary conditions in risk society where societal ... More


Conclusion: The Civic Politics of Risk

Thomas D. Beamish

in Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804784429
eISBN:
9780804794657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The Conclusion provides a synoptic comparative account of the book’s findings, arguments, and conclusions. The focus is what an analysis of local civics politics lends to an understanding of risk ... More


Introduction

Dariusz Jemielniak

in Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789448
eISBN:
9780804791205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces open-collaboration communities in general and Wikipedia studies in particular. It describes Wikipedia as a unique phenomenon: the largest collaborative project of humankind, ... More


Bureaucracy and Control: Big Brother Is Watching

Dariusz Jemielniak

in Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789448
eISBN:
9780804791205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789448.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter describes the amount of peer control that all Wikipedians experience, the Panopticon-like recording of all behaviors, and the control of participation through a high degree of regulation ... More


Factors Affecting University Technology Transfer

Shiri M. Breznitz

in The Fountain of Knowledge: The Role of Universities in Economic Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789615
eISBN:
9780804791922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789615.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, we start by considering external university factors—historical and environmental. We then move to internal factors—culture, policy, and organization—and consider the literature on ... More


Hiding Only a Little: Shaded Organizations

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the mildly, moderately, and mostly shaded regions in the book’s framework for regionalizing organizations. The shaded regions are similar to the transparent region along any ... More


Under the Radar and Out of the Spotlight: Shadowed Organizations

Craig R. Scott

in Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804781381
eISBN:
9780804785631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781381.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the mildly, moderately, and mostly shadowed regions in the book’s framework for regionalizing organizations. The shadowed regions are similar to the dark region along any two ... More


Spain

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Spain enjoyed its most glorious period between 1559 and 1648, when the treaties of Cateau-Cambrésis and Westphalia were signed, respectively. However, the country would later experience an economic ... More


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