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Burrell, Gibson

Overview
Works: 27 works in 169 publications in 2 languages and 3,197 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM131, 302.35
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Most widely held works by Gibson Burrell
Pandemonium : towards a retro-organization theory by Gibson Burrell( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By looking backwards deep into the history of Western societies, and sideways across the broad domain of social and cultural theory, Pandemonium disconcerts and invigorates the domain of the study of organizations." "Through his experimental device of the two-directional text, Burrell offers multi-layered meanings and a metaphor for the rejection of linearity. This is not an organizational behaviour textbook but an exploration that will take organization theory into a new era."--Jacket
Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis : elements of the sociology of corporate life by Gibson Burrell( Book )

95 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue in this book that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four broad paradigms, based upon different sets of meta-theoretical assumptions with regard to the nature of social science and the nature of socity. They provide extensive reviews of functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist and radical sturcturalist paradigms which derive from quite distinct intellectual traditions, and present four mutually exclusive views of the social world. Presented are a number of important contributions to our understanding of sociology and organisational analsyis with a historical review and evaluation which provides a framework for appraising future developments in the area of organisational analysis, and suggests the form which some of the developments are likely to take
Styles of organizing : the will to form by Gibson Burrell( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, leading organization theorist Gibson Burrell presents a provocative and challenging approach to the study of organizations, aiming to move beyond the two-dimensionality of much organizational thinking and present more complex 3-D models, which allow for the 'intractions' of apparently disparate perspectives. The book aims to illuminate organization theory by discussing its interrelationship with key features of economics, architecture, aesthetics, design of the built environment, and associated artwork. He argues that by their shared 'definitions', these areas of social science and the humanities are struggling with the same issue - 'the will to form'. The author suggests that, whilst there are a huge number of possibilities for the process of organizing, the constraints of the human body, our cognitive limitations in space and time, and our relationship to nature, mean that these are necessarily limited to an 'envelope' of possibilities. He then outlines the basic parameters of the 'design envelope', analysing it through discussion of 'styles', and examines the hidden assumptions of these styles with regards the origins and potentialities of human knowledge. Burrell argues that the envelope of organizational, politico-economic, and architectural design possibilities may be seen as a cube, thus taking forward the geometrical notions of 'lines' of fight, 'points' of difference, and 'planes' of agreement to discuss the huge range of, and massive constraints upon, human organizing that are reflected in the 'will to form'. Key differences in assumptions demarcate distinct 'styles of organizing' which every reader possesses - whether they are aware of them or not."--Publisher's website
The spaces of organisation and the organisation of space : power, identity and materiality at work by Karen Dale( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spaces of Organisation and the Organisation of Space examines contemporary practices which enlist space as a managerial tool in the restructuring of power, corporate culture and employee identity. It argues that the organisation of space is fundamental to understanding modern society. Here, Dale and Burrell go beyond an exploration of the physical settings of organisations to a critique of abstract discourses in management theory. By looking at how the social and the material are entangled in modern life, this new book calls for a rethinking of mainstream theoretical approaches." "The Spaces of Organisation and the Organisation of Space is ideal for students taking upper level graduate and postgraduate modules in organisational theory, as well as those studying building design and architecture, cultural studies, geography, urban planning and facilities management. This book is also essential to practitioners working in design and human resource management."--Jacket
For Robert Cooper : collected work by Martin Parker( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spaces or organization and the organization of space : power, identity and materiality at work by Karen Dale( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisation, space and architecture by Gibson Burrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management, work and organisations( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisations and institutions : perspectives in economics and sociology by Michael Rowlinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisations and Institutions is a critical introduction to organisational economics. It examines the threat to sociology from the imperialist expansion of economics and the relative importance of efficiency and power in analysing organisations. These are related to two major issues in social science, firstly, the organisation of work, and secondly, the separation of ownership from control. It is essential reading for those studying organisation theory, sociology and economics and who want to learn more about the tensions between their disciplines
Soshiki riron no paradaimu( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture & policy : methodology for the analysis of developing country agricultural sectors by Mark Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism, postmodernism and organizational analysis 4 : the contribution of Jürgen Habermas by Gibson Burrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Managers and competition by Geoff Easton( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Corporatism in Britain : some neglected dimensions ; EGOS/SSRC colloquium, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, 29th March - 2nd April 1981 by Gibson Burrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Middle managers' response to change from like organizations in Britain and Singapore : a comparative study by Sok Keow Tay( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Normal science, paradigms, metaphors, discourses and genealogies of analysis by Gibson Burrell( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No accounting for sexuality by Gibson Burrell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shape-shifting : re-organizing the body by Karen Dale( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of coal-mining towns in social theory: past, present and future( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Coal mining has ceased in Britain to all intents and purposes. For centuries, it was a source of employment and even economic security for thousands of men, and the women who lived with them. Miners clung on to life in dangerous occupations – second only to fishing in accident and mortality rates – but strong trade unionism and collectivism mean that for some periods they were regarded as relatively well-off within the working class, if one used internal comparisons. And whilst this group may have all but disappeared from the United Kingdom and most parts of Western Europe, today in other regions of the world, coal mining continues to expand. This article discusses a brief comparison of two pit villages in the 1950s when arguably coal mining in Britain was at its height, both in terms of tons produced and recorded manpower at work. It then turns to look to coal-mining villages in China today as sources of sociological insight for our collective futures
Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis elements of the sociology of corporate life by Gibson Burrell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis : elements of the sociology of corporate lifeThe spaces of organisation and the organisation of space : power, identity and materiality at workThe spaces or organization and the organization of space : power, identity and materiality at work
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Japanese (2)