Sacred Companies: Organizational Aspects of Religion and by N. J. Demerath, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, Rhys H. PDF

By N. J. Demerath, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, Rhys H. Williams

ISBN-10: 0195113225

ISBN-13: 9780195113228

ISBN-10: 058525723X

ISBN-13: 9780585257235

Faith is intrinsically social, and for that reason irretrievably organizational, even though association is usually noticeable because the darker part of the spiritual experience--power, routinization, and paperwork. faith and secular firms have lengthy obtained separate scholarly scrutiny, yet earlier their confluence has been little thought of. This interdisciplinary choice of more often than not unpublished papers is the 1st quantity to therapy the deficit. The venture grew out of a three-year inquiry into non secular associations undertaken by means of Yale University's application on Non-Profit agencies and subsidized via the Lilly Endowment. the students who took half during this attempt weree challenged to use new views to the examine of spiritual companies, particularly that strand of up to date secular organizational concept referred to as "New Institutionalism." the outcome used to be this groundbreaking quantity, along with papers on numerous facets of such subject matters because the historic resources and styles of U.S. non secular agencies, modern styles of denominational authority, the congregation as a company, and the interface among non secular and secular associations and hobbies. The individuals comprise an interdisciplinary mixture of students from economics, background, legislation, social management, and sociology.

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Network analysis can been used in many ways. In organizational research, network data provide a useful way of specifying concretely the task environment of an organization, in terms of the specific others with which an organization maintains significant exchanges of resources. It can be used inductively to describe the structure of a population, or deductively, as a means of formalizing insights from other traditions: in tapping different kinds of environments in institutional approaches, or identifying "niches" in organizational ecology (DiMaggio, 1986).

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Beyond this there are interesting differences that may be related to system effectiveness and performance capacity. Religion and community networks There are particularly interesting questions to ask about the role of religion in structuring occupational and community networks. Burt (1992) has demonstrated that informal ties are essential to career mobility, and that the best ties to have are those that are scattered across different parts of an organization that are ordinarily not in contact with one another.

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