- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Notes on Contributors
- Introduction: A Social Science which Forgets its Founders is Lost
- The Value of the Classics
- Tocqueville as a Pioneer In Organization Theory
- Marx and Organization Studies Today
- It's Not Just for Communists Any More: Marxian Political Economy and Organizational Theory
- Weber: Sintering the Iron Cage Translation, Domination, and Rationality Stewart Clegg
- Max Weber and the Ethics of Office
- On Organizations and Oligarchies: Michels in the Twenty-First Century
- How Durkheim's Theory of Meaning‐making Influenced Organizational Sociology
- A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization
- Gabriel Tarde and Organization Theory
- Georg Simmel: The Individual and the Organization
- Types and Positions: The Significance of Georg Simmel's Structural Theories for Organizational Behavior
- Schumpeter and the Organization of Entrepreneurship
- Norbert Elias's Impact on Organization Studies
- Thorstein Veblen And The Organization of the Capitalist Economy
- The Sociology of Race: The Contributions of W. E. B. Du Bois
- Organizations and the Chicago School
- After James on Identity
- Reading Dewey: Some Implications for the Study of Routine
- Mary Parker Follett and Pragmatist Organization
- Peopling Organizations: The Promise of Classic Symbolic Interactionism for an Inhabited Institutionalism
- John R. Commons: Back to the Future of Organization Studies
- The Problem of the Corporation: Liberalism and the Large Organization
- Bureaucratic Theory and Intellectual Renewal in Contemporary Organization Studies
- The Columbia School and the Study of Bureaucracies: Why Organizations Have Lives of their Own
- Parsons as an Organization Theorist
- Sociological Classics and the Canon in the Study of Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
The work of Émile Durkheim, and particularly his theory of the division of labor, occupies a somewhat peculiar place in the pantheon of classical sociologists. This article extends Durkheim's analysis of Europe's transformations in the early twentieth century to suggest how his theoretical apparatus might be used to interpret subsequent developments in the twenty-first. In particular, it suggests that Durkheim's concern with solidarity—a key theme of his work—has been largely neglected in the current field of organization studies, which might be reinvigorated by a greater concern for issues of inequality in the global arena.
Paul Hirsch is the James Allen Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organization at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he is also a member of the Sociology and Communication Studies Departments. Hirsch's research spans economic sociology, institutional theory, culture, and communication studies. He has studied the discourse of corporate takeovers, interviewed Studs Terkel, and addressed issues in institutional and organization theory, and mass communication. Hirsch's articles have appeared in American Journal of Sociology, Work and Occupations, Theory and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the New York Times.
Peer C. Fiss is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. from the Departments of Management & Organization and Sociology at Northwestern University. His current research interests include corporate governance and the diffusion of practices, framing and symbolic management, and the use of set‐theoretic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets in management and the social sciences.
Amanda Hoel‐Green is a Masters Degree candidate in Management and Organization at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is interested in sociology and public policy issues, and in how attention to classical theories enhances our understanding of both.
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