Complex Organizations: A Critical Essay

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Random House, 1979 - Complex organizations - 270 pages
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User Review  - Dana_kendall - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

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

Contents

WHY BUREAUCRACY?
1
MANAGERIAL IDEOLOGIES AND THE ORIGINS
58
THE HUMAN RELATIONS MODEL
90
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About the author (1979)

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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