Organizations: rational, natural, and open systems

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Prentice-Hall, 1987 - Business & Economics - 377 pages
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A very useful summary of the field of organizational science. Its treatment of three different paradigms to understand organizations (as rational, natural, and open systems) is tremendously insightful ... Read full review

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Super-titanic book!! Read full review

Contents

THE SUBJECT
3
The Defining Characteristics
32
Webers Theory of Bureaucracy
40
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

W. Richard Scott received his Ph.D degree from the University of Chicago. He is now Professor Emeritus of Sociology, with courtesy appointments in the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, at Stanford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, the most recent being Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations 2002, with Ruef, Mendel and Caronna; Institutions and Organizations, 2001 (2nd ed), and Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 2003 (5th ed).

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