Encyclopedia of Organization Theory



Action research
Adaptation
Adhocracy
Administrative Theory
Agency Theory
AGIL Model
Alienation
Analysis Levels
Anarchy
Areal Organizational Field
Authority
Augmented Hierachies

Bargaining
Barnard-Simon Theory of Organizational Equilibrium
Behavioral Structure
Boundaries, Determining
Bounded Rationality
Bridging Mechanisms: resource-dependency, institutional
Budgets (org theories on)
Buffering Mechanisms:resource-dependency, institutional
Bureaucracy (Weber)
Centralization
Change in Organizations
Clans
Closed Systems
Coalition
Cognitive Limits
Cohort Effect
Collectivities
Comparative Structural Analysis
Conflict
Conformity: categorical, structural, procedural, personnel, over-
Contingency Theory
Contracting
Control
Co-optation
Cooperative Systems (Barnard)
Coordination Mechanisms
Coupling, Loose
Culture
Decision-Making (Simon)
Decline, Organizational
De-coupling
Demography
Density Dependence
Departmentalization
Differentiation
Division of Labor
Double Loop Learning
Dominant Coalition
Ecological Level of Analysis
Effectiveness: Determining Criteria , Selecting Indicators, Setting Standards
Environment: technical, institutional
Event-Structure Theory (Allport)
Feminist Theory
Functional Fields
Formal Structure
Formalization
Garbage Can Model
Gidden's Duality of Medium and Outcome
Goal
Goal Complexity
Growth, Organizational
Hawthorne Effect
Hierarchy
Hierarchical Contracts
History, of Organizational Structure
Human Relations
Influence
Imprinting
Incentives
Inequity
Informal Structure
Information Processing, Efficient
Institutional Theory, explantion for emergence of organizations, Selznick's approach
Internal Labor Markets
Isomorphism (mimetic, coercive, normative)
Job Redesign, socio-tech contributions ,
Joint Ventures
Leadership
Leavitt's Diamond
Legitimacy
Level's Model (Thompson)
Life Cycle, Organizational
Loose Coupling, vs tight, between technology and structure
Market Failure Hypothesis
Maintenance Needs
Managerial Structure
Marxist Theory, explanation for emergence of organizations
Matrix Organizations
Maximization Principle
Mergers
Migram's Shock Experiments
Mobilization of Resources
Morphostatis
Morphogenesis
Multi-Division Form
Myths, Rational
Natural System
Negotiation
Negotiated Order
Networks
Normal Accident
Norms
Normative Structure
Oligarchy
Open Systems, definition of organization
Opportunism
Organic Systems
Organizing
Organizational Learning
Overconformity
Paradigm
Parkinson's Law
Parson's Social System
Participants
Population Ecology
Populations, Organizational
Postmodernism
Power: environmental influences of
Professional Organizations
Public Good, inefficiencies of
Purposive Organizations
Quality
Rational System: definition of organization, vs natural system
Recruiting Criteria
Resource Dependence Theory
Resource Mobilization
Roles
Satisfaction, Job
Scientific Management
Sets, Organizational
Selection
Size of Organization: effect on bureaucracy, effect on formalization ,
Slack, Organizational
Social Construction of Technology
Social Psychological Level
Social Structure
Social Systems (Parsons)
Socio-technical Theory
Solidary Organizations
Specialization
Strategic Contingency
Strategy
Structural Complexity
Structural Level
Structuralist Approach (Etzioni)
Symbolic Coding
Systems Design
T-Group Training
Task/Technical Environment
Technology
Theory X and Theory Y
Transaction Costs, explain emergence of orgs,
Utilitarian Organizations
Values
Voice and Exit (Hirschman)
Weberian Theory of Bureaucracy, criticisms of