Classics of Organization Theory

Classics of Organization Theory

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A bestseller throughout the world, this timely new edition of Classics of Organization Theory will be as popular as ever with Political Science students. A collection of the most important works on the subject, written by the most influential authors in the field, Classics tells the history of organization theory through the words of the great theorists. Students learn what organization theory is, the story of its development, how its growth coincided with progress in other fields, as well as the contexts in which these classic readings were written. The authors have included a selection of current works important to the study of organizational theory, whilst retaining the focus on the enduring classics. * Introduction explains why there are competing perspectives for grouping theories of organisation, and why this particular framework is used in Classics.
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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 161.5 x 233.7 x 21.3mm | 712.15g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0155068695
  • 9780155068698

Table of contents

1. Classical Organization Theory 2. Neoclassical Organization Theory 3. Human Resource Theory, or the Organizational Behavior Perspective 4. "Modern" Structural Organization Theory 5. Systems Theory and Organizational Economics 6. Power and Politics Organization Theory 7. Organizational Culture and Sensemaking 8. Organizational Culture Reform Movements 9. Post-bureaucracy and the Information Age
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