Writers on Organizations

Writers on Organizations

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Who has said what about organizations and their management? This handy compendium gives easy access to the principal ideas of the leading authorities. Brief, clear resumes bring out the main thrust of their thinking. The fifth edition of this evergreen resource for student and manager alike summarises the work of a wide range of experts to provide a truly comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of organization management. It covers the structure and national and international environments of organizations, management problems, managerial decision-making and influence, people problems, and organizational change and learning.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 184 x 12mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • indexes
  • 0140250239
  • 9780140250237
  • 2,052,369

Table of contents

Part 1 The structure of organizations: Max Weber; Derek Pugh and the Aston Group, including John Child and David Hickson; Alfred D. Chandler; Oliver E. Williamson; Henry Mintzberg; Charles Handy; Christopher Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal. Part 2 The organization in its environment: Tom Burns; Paul Lawrence and Jay Lorsch; James D. Thompson; Jeffrey Pfeffer and Gerald R. Salancik; Raymond E. Miles and Charles C. Snow; Michael T. Hannan and John Freeman; Geert Hofstede. Part 3 The management of organizations: Henri Fayol; Frederick W. Taylor; Harry Braverman and the "labour process" debate; Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman; Rosabeth Moss Kanter; Karl E. Weick. Part 4 Decision-making in organizations: Herbert A. Simon; James G. March; Victor H. Vroom; Michel Crozier. Part 5 People in organizations: Elton Mayo and the Hawthorne investigations; Rensis Likert and Douglas McGregor; Edgar H. Schein; Frederick Herzberg; Eric Trist and the work of the Tavistock Institute. Part 6 Organizational change and learning: Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell; Andrew Pettigrew; Chris Argyris; Peter Senge; Gareth Morgan.show more

About D.S. Pugh

Derek S. Pugh is Visiting Professor of International Management at the Open University Business School. He has also edited ORGANIZATION THEORY for Penguin. David J. Hickson is Professor of International Management and Organization at the University of Bradford Management Centre. The authors have also co-authored the bestselling MANAGEMENT WORLDWIDE.show more

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