Organization theory, Volumes 1-2
This comprehensive collection presents organization theory in its historical context. It includes and authoritative selection of seminal articles published since the 1960s, which exercise continuing influence on contemporary thinking about organizations. Volume one addresses classical themes, which predate and inform modern organization theory. The second volume examines current trends, and concludes with reflections on method and on theory writing.
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