The Social Structure of an Organization: Representation for Success

Document Type : Research Paper


Higher Institute of Management, Management and Risk Management Research Unit, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia


Organization theory is a discipline on the boundary between economics of organizations, sociology of organizations, management and political science. She is interested in organizations, both commercial and non-commercial, in all their diversity (company, hospital, union, organization, administration, conventions). It analyzes their functioning, structure and development for the purpose of better understanding, in order, if necessary, is able to offer their corrections or improvements. The main themes of this discipline are the power relations and social reporting, analysis and communication patterns in groups. Its development followed the socio-political developments of the twentieth century, the authors articulated around empirical or theoretical work widely. The sociology of organizations can be defined as a branch of sociology that studies how actors construct and coordinate the activities organized. It can also be defined as a social science that studies specific organizations named entities, and their modes of governance and interactions with their environment, and applies sociological methods to the study of these entities. In this paper, we will try to present the different specificities of the social structure of the organization.


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