Category Archives: Books – Organizational Theory

Article | Understanding Christian Identity in Terms of Bounded and Centered Set Theory in the Writings of Paul G. Hiebert

The topic of bounded set vs. centered set came up in class a couple weeks ago. I’ve been thinking about it a great deal and plan to incorporate it into my sermon this weekend on Galatians 2:11-21.

I found this article written by a group of scholars at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).

Yoder, Michael L., Michael G. Lee, Jonathan Ro, and Robert J. Priest. “Understanding Christian Identity in Terms of Bounded and Centered Set Theory in the Writings of Paul G. Hiebert.” Trinity Journal 30, no. 2 (2009): 177-188. read more

Book | Leadership and the New Science by Margaret Wheatley

Leadership& New ScienceWheatley, Margaret J. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2006.

The Author

WheatleyMargaret Wheatley earned a Ed.D. From Harvard’s program in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy with a focus on organizational behavior and change. Her masters in from New York University in systems thinking. She began in education, both in teaching and administration, and now works as a consultant and speaker with all types of organizations and people. She is a co-founder and the president emerita of the The Berkana Institute, a global charitable foundation founded in 1991.[1] read more

Book | Reframing Organizations by Bolman and Deal

51i4Xgfv6KLBolman, Lee G., and Terrence E. Deal. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. 4th ed. The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

The Authors

Lee Bolman

Lee Bolman is an author, scholar, consultant and speaker who currently holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

bolmanHe has written numerous books on leadership and organizations, including the forthcoming fifth edition of Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, expected in August, 2013, and Reframing Academic Leadership (2011), with Joan Gallos.  His other bookswith read more

Book | Organization Theory by Mary Hatch

Organization-Theory-Hatch-Mary-Jo-9780199260218Hatch, Mary Jo, and Ann L. Cunliffe. Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

The Author

mary jo hatch

Mary Jo Hatch is Professor Emerita, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. She has been a Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University, Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School and Adjunct Professor, Boston College, and earned a PhD from Stanford University.[1]

Summary

Hatch says, in her preface, “I wanted a book that paid due respect to the modernist perspective, but that went beyond mere recitation of the findings of modernist research to explore the contributions of ethnographic studies that often challenge modernist notions, and that would give voice not only to the criticisms raised against organization theory as a tool of managerialism, but also to alternatives emerging from interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.”[2] read more