Classics of Organization Theory

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Jay M. Shafritz, J. Steven Ott
Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996 - Management - 617 pages
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Offering more than 40 works representative of the many contributions to the field of organizational behaviour, this work provides the framework for understanding the articles' place in the history of the field and the impact that particular articles have had on current developments in the field of organizational behaviour. The readings are organized by major topics within the field, and articles are edited to permit readers to focus on core themes.

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Tough reading. It covers all the basic traditional management theories from Adam Smith to the latest theories.The chapter about organizational cultures is good. Read full review

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REading for class, and I hate it. It's wordy. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Chronology of Organization Theory
11
Chapter I
29
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Jay M. Shafritz is Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 40 textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.

J. Steven Ott is a professor and dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. He has written numerous books on organization theory, organizational behavior, nonprofit organizations, and organizational culture. His recent journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Public Integrity. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational leadership and change, nonprofit organization management, organization theory, administrative theory, and the practice of management. In addition, Ott has also worked as a management consultant for 26 years before joining the faculties at the universities of Maine and Utah. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, and his M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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