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Scott, W. Richard

Overview
Works: 57 works in 519 publications in 7 languages and 13,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM131, 302.35
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. Richard Scott
Organizations : rational, natural, and open systems by W. Richard Scott( Book )

76 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text emphasizes sociological approaches to organizations. It recognizes, summarizes, and comments on the contributions of numerous other disciplines to the study of organizations, including behavioral and institutional economics, political science, strategy, and management theory. Connecting the past with the future of organizational studies, the author gives careful attention to the contribution of early organizational theorists and shows how their work has shaped that of those who followed. --Publisher description
Institutions and organizations by W. Richard Scott( Book )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creating a clear, analytical framework for readers, Institutions and Organizations: Ideas and Interests, Third Edition continues to reflect the richness and diversity of institutional thought, viewed both historically and as a contemporary, ongoing field of study. By presenting the differences as well as the underlying commonalities of institutional theories, this book presents a cohesive view of the many flavors and colors of institutionalism. It evaluates and clarifies developments in both theory and research while identifying future research directions. New to the Third Edition: Elaborates on the three pillars of institutions as part of a larger framework and sheds light on the interplay between institutions and social systems."--Publisher description (LoC)
Formal organizations: a comparative approach by Peter M Blau( Book )

87 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon its publication in 1962, this book became one of the founding texts of organizational sociology. Bringing together diverse approaches, it presented a new focus of interest: the formal organization. Blau and Scott raised the level of analysis from attention solely on individual participants and work groups to a broader understanding of organizations as collective actors. In the book, the authors reviewed multiple types of studies--including case studies, experimental research, and surveys--and integrated them to define new central themes. They used their own empirical studies of two social welfare agencies to illustrate the ways in which varying organizational contexts shape work group and participant attitudes and activities. The book served to integrate research on both formal and informal systems, authority and leadership, and stressed the importance of links to the wider environment. This reissue, which includes a new introduction by Scott, makes this seminal work accessible to a new generation of scholars and practitioners.--From publisher description
Organizational environments : ritual and rationality by John W Meyer( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation and the exercise of authority by Sanford M Dornbusch( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical care; readings in the sociology of medical institutions, ed. by W. Richard Scott [and] Edmund H. Volkart, with the assistance of Lynda Lytle Holmstrom by W. Richard Scott( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional environments and organizations : structural complexity and individualism by W. Richard Scott( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. Blau by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are social structures products of human action, expressions of individual or group power? Or are they essentially external constraints on human action, necessarily analyzed at a different level? How are themes of power and constraint to be joined in a common analytic approach? These have long been central questions for sociologists. since the collapse of functionalism as a unifying paradigm, however they have often appeared as the basis for sharp divisions between competing analytic paradigms. The divide between structuralism and rational-choice theory has been one of the most prominent such splits. Yet each approach has undergone a revival in past years. The editors of this book, in honour of Peter Blau, brought together a wide range of distinguished sociologists who have taken positions on different sides of this issue and brings them into focus as parts of a common discourse on the place of social structure and concepts of strategic action in sociological explanation
Social processes and social structures; an introduction to sociology by W. Richard Scott( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutional construction of organizations : international and longitudinal studies( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hospital structure and performance by Ann Barry Flood( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional change and healthcare organizations : from professional dominance to managed care by W. Richard Scott( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changes in the US healthcare system since World War II are documented here, from new technologies, service-delivery arrangements, to financing mechanisms and underlying sets of organizing principles. The authors illustrate the work with five types of healthcare organizations
The quality movement & organization theory by Robert E Cole( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Organization of mental health services : societal and community systems( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizations and organizing : rational, natural, and open system perspectives by W. Richard Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For advanced undergraduate courses on organizations, sociology of organizations, organizations & management, and organization theory. Courses can be found in the departments of sociology, business and public administration departments. Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 1/e, covers the early history of organization studies, provides a comprehensive framework for comparing competing theoretical paradigms, and addresses major developments in the most recent decade. Its scholarly yet accessible conceptual framework encourages our diverse scholarly community to come together to consider common issues and problems. W. Richard Scott is a professor at Stanford University and is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems, which this new book replaces. Gerald F. Davis is a professor of Management and Organizations in the University of Michigan Business School. He brings extensive knowledge of strategy, social networks and social movements to this new book
Global projects : institutional and political challenges by W. Richard Scott( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the world's population continues to grow, there is an ever increasing need for huge investment in basic infrastructure: water and sewage, energy production and distribution, transportation and telecommunication. At the same time, infrastructure systems in developed countries are deteriorating and in need of renewal. Today, many of the engineering and economic problems surrounding infrastructure construction projects have been solved, but the threat of social misalignments and political conflicts renders the development and management of such projects more challenging than ever before. This book presents a new theoretical framework that allows us to analyze the institutional and social movement processes, both negative and positive, that surround global infrastructure projects as they confront cross-national and cross-sectoral (such as private-public partnerships) institutional differences. The value of this framework is illustrated through a series of studies on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, railroads, ports, airports, water supply and energy pipelines"--
Organizational sociology by W. Richard Scott( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le organizzazioni by W. Richard Scott( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grundlagen der Organisationstheorie by W. Richard Scott( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in German and Chinese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving theory and research on quality enhancement in organizations : report of a workshop by National Research Council( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Institutions and organizations
Alternative Names
Richard Scott Amerikaans hoogleraar

Richard Scott sociologue américain

Richard Scott US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Scott, Dick

Scott, Dick 1932-

Scott , Richard W.

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Scott, W. R. 1932-

Scott, W. Richard.

Scott, W. Richard 1932-

Scott , William Richard

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Institutions and organizationsFormal organizations: a comparative approachOrganizational environments : ritual and rationalityInstitutional environments and organizations : structural complexity and individualismStructures of power and constraint : papers in honor of Peter M. BlauThe institutional construction of organizations : international and longitudinal studiesInstitutional change and healthcare organizations : from professional dominance to managed careThe quality movement & organization theory