Middle range theory and the study of organizations

edited by Craig C. Pinder, Larry F. Moore


  • 1. Toward Middle Range Theory: An Overview and Perspective.- I. What is Middle Range Theory?.- 2. Middle Range Theory and the Strategies of Theory Construction.- 3. Middle Range Theory: An Overview and Assessment for Organizational Research.- 4. Characteristics of Middle Range Organizational Theories and Their Implications for Operationalization and Testing: A Conceptual Analysis with Empirical Illustrations.- 5. Commentary on Gilfillan, Morrow-Muchinsky, and Bluedorn-Evered: The Circle of Inquiry.- 6. Metaphors, Theories, and the Processes of Scientific Inquiry: A Reply to Pondy.- II. Why and How Does Middle Range Theory Develop?.- 7. The Inevitability of Multiple Paradigms and the Resultant Need for Middle Range Analysis in Organization Theory.- 8. Middle Range Theories of Organizational Behavior: Some Implications for the Development of Theory.- 9. Middle Range Theories: Clusters of Clusters of Organizational Phenomenon.- 10. Nomothetical Nets and Higher Order Factor Analysis in Middle Range Theory Development.- 11. On the Potentialities of Middle Range Theory.- 12. Reply to Benson's Comments in "On the Potentialities of Middle Range Theory".- 13. Zen and Science.- III. General Frameworks for Middle Range Theorizing.- 14. Evolution and Middle Range Theories: Toward a Matrix of Organizational Modes.- 15. Organizational Speciation.- 16. The Resurrection of Taxonomy to Aid the Development of Middle Range Theories of Organizational Behavior.- 17. Functionalism as a Base for Midrange Theory in Organizational Behavior/Theory.- 18. Organizational Implications of Exchange Theory: Is It Time for a General Middle Range Theory?.- 19. A Step out from the Middle: Thoughts Stimulated by Papers of McKelvey, Bigelow, Behling, and Larwood.- 20. A Rejoinder to Nord.- 21. Some Other Parts of Exchange Theory.- IV. Examples Of Middle Range Theory.- 22. Middle Range Organization Theorizing: Role Theory as an Example.- 23. Limited Domain Theories of Organizational Energy.- 24. Relationships between Modes of Social Interaction.- 25. The Applicability of Middle Range Theories to the Study of Organizational Effectiveness.- 26. On Research in Organizational Socialization: The Case for Middle Range Theory.- 27. Examples of Middle Range Theory: Discussion.- 28. A Rationale for the Limited Domain Approach to the Study of Motivation.- V. Counterpoints and Alternatives.- 29. Theory Development in Organization Behavior: A Systems' Perspective.- 30. Having One's Cake and Eating It Too: Middle Range Content and Generalized Process as Ways of Understanding Organization.- 31. Discussion of "Theory Development in Organization Behavior" by Cooper and Wolf and "Having One's Cake and Eating It Too" by Frost and Hayes.- 32. A Piece of Cake: A Response to McKelvey.- VI. Contemplative Panel Discussion.- 33. Exploring Big Fierce Theories.- 34. Middle Range Themes in Organizational Theorizing.- 35. Science as a Social Reality.

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書名 Middle range theory and the study of organizations
著作者等 Moore, Larry F.
Pinder, Craig C.
Moore L.F.
Pinder C.C.
出版元 M. Nijhoff Pub
刊行年月 c1980
ページ数 xiv, 413 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0898380219
NCID BA03504398
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国