Great Writers on Organizations: Third Omnibus Edition

Great Writers on Organizations: Third Omnibus Edition


By (author) Derek Salman Pugh, By (author) David J. Hickson

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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 234mm x 26mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 0754670562
  • ISBN 13: 9780754670568
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Includes 11 tables and 7 figures
  • Sales rank: 1,068,880

Product description

"Great Writers on Organizations" presents succinctly each of the contributions made by 80 of the most prominent management thinkers to the understanding of organizational behaviour and managerial thinking. Among those included are early theorists such as Henri Fayol, Frederick W. Taylor and Max Weber, classical writers such as Alfred D. Chandler, Peter Drucker and Frederick Herzberg, trough to modern thinkers such as Oliver Williamson, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Charles Handy. New writers included in the Third Omnibus Edition are: Lex Donaldson, Stewart Clegg, Richard Whitley, Michel Foucault and Kathleen Eisenhardt. The volume is an indispensable resource for academics, students and managers on what the great writers have to say about the key managerial tasks of how to organize and motivate.

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Author information

Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Management at the Open University Business School, UK. David J. Hickson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bradford Management Centre, UK.

Table of contents

The structure of organizations; The organization in its environment; The functioning of organizations; Organizational practices; The management of organizations; Decision-making in organizations; People in organizations; Organizational change and learning; The organization in society; Name index; Subject index.