Macro-Organizational Theory: Organizations in Social Context

1315 [CRN: 23779]

This course examines the growing body of theoretical and empirical research on the sociology of organizations. Lectures and discussions will cover a wide range of perspectives and draw examples from a wide range of organizational settings -- corporations, non-profits, political parties, public agencies, the military, professions, and voluntary associations. The goal is to survey the many different ways in which sociologists think about and study organizational life. Optional readings and assignments will also allow students to develop a more intensive command of specific sub-fields, should they wish to do so.
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