Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction and outline

    1. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 1-3
  3. Part 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 7-21
    3. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 22-46
  4. Part 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 49-80
    3. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 81-107
  5. Part 3

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 111-146
    3. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 147-160
    4. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 161-195
    5. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 196-215
    6. Michael Rowlinson
      Pages 216-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 226-265

About this book


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.


development economics efficiency institutions labour organization science and technology transformation

About the authors

MICHAEL ROWLINSON is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour in the School of Management and Finance at the Unviersity of Nottingham.

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