Complex organizations: a critical essay

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Random House, 1986 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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This classic in organizational theory provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of thought as it presents a critical, sociopsychological, and historical orientation to the field of organizational analysis. Vividly written, with theories made concrete by specific, student-oriented examples, it takes a critical view toward organizations, analyzing their impact on individuals, groups, and society as a whole. New chapters on economic theories of organization and the conditional power theory are among the features of this revised edition.

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This book is brilliant! The author puts all the major organizational theories into historical and cultural context. Plus, he adds some perspicacious editorializing along the way. This is perfect for a grad seminar in org theory. Read full review

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Still in the middle of this, but one of the best, liveliest, and shortest books I've ever read on bureaucracy and organizations. Read full review

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Contents

WHY BUREAUCRACY?
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MANAGERIAL IDEOLOGIES AND THE ORIGINS OF
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THE HUMAN RELATIONS MODEL
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JSTOR: Teaching Complex Organizations: A Survey Essay
Teaching Complex Organizations: A Survey Essay. Betty Dobratz. Teaching Sociology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 78-83. Jan., 1988. TEACHING COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS: A ...
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Complex organizations; a critical essay. [worldcat.org]
Complex organizations; a critical essay. By: Charles Perrow. Type: English : Book : Non-fiction. Publisher: Glenview, Ill., Scott, Foresman [1972] ...
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Soc 422: Complex Organizations Spring 2007: Tu/Th 12:30–1:45 ...
Soc 422: Complex Organizations. Spring 2007: Tu/Th 12:30–1:45, Chavez 400. Kieran Healy. Social Sciences 404. kjhealy@arizona.edu ...
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Complex organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. Complex organizations may refer to:. organizations that have many people, processes, ...
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Exploring Complex Organizations: A Cultural Perspective Barbara ...
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Sociology 530: Organizations
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Soc 267 syllabus
Charles Perrow (1986) Complex Organizations: A Critical Essay. New York: mcgraw-Hill. Perrow offers very insightful and readable, but often out of date, ...
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Book Review on: Complex Organizations—a Critical Essay. (by Charles Perrow, 1986, 3rd edition). By: Ling Zhou. I will first briefly summarize the content of ...
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About the author (1986)

Charles Perrow is professor emeritus of sociology at Yale University. He has worked as a consultant for the U.S. military, the White House, and the nuclear-power industry.

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