This text offers a comprehensive and original introduction to organization theory and is designed to provide an even handed, balanced appreciation of the different perspectives that have contributed to our knowledge about organizations. The text's approach is pluralist, reflecting the diverse nature of organizational theory as a field of study influenced by thinkers from a variety of academic disciplines. Specifically, perspectives described as `modern', `symbolic-interpretive' and `postmodern' frame the analysis. Students are encouraged to `adopt' these perspectives to expand their own view and to enhance their understanding. A key question addressed throughout the text is the nature of the relationship between organizational theories and the reality these theories describe. Organization Theory is in three parts: * Part 1 introduces the multi-perspective approach * Part 2 explores the ways in which organizations are analysed - as entities within an environment; as subjects of strategic action; as technologies; as social structures; as cultures; and as physical structures * Part 3 covers topics of central importance in organizational theory including decision-making, power, conflict, control and change within organizations. To aid learning the text offers many diagrammatical and conceptual models and each chapter includes a summary, a list of key terms and pointers to further reading.
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This is a very engaging and lucid treatment of organization theory that is equally accessible to the thoughtful manager and the seasoned scholar ... Three cheers for the Organization Theory text ... that doesn't apologise for applying theory to the study and practice of management. This excellent [book] again confirms Kurt Lewin's adage: "There is nothing quite so practical as a good theory." ( Professor David Whetten, Marriot School of Management, Brigham Young University)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0198774907
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 198774907
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110198774907
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0198774907 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0082195