Organizations: Rational, Natural, and Open Systems
Appropriate for courses in Organizations in Sociology and Political Science departments and in Management and Administration programs. Also suitable as a secondary text in courses on Organizations and Public Policy or Public Administration.
This clear, intellectually engaging introduction reviews the field of organization studies its past, its present and its likely areas of significant future development. Specifically, it surveys the development of rational, natural and open systems theories from earlier to contemporary versions and provides a framework to allow students to comprehend past and present theories and to understand current controversies. While attending to the contributions of other disciplines to the understanding of organizations, the approach taken is primarily sociological. The arguments are addressed not only to current and future managers, but to anyone who is obliged to live and work in a society dominated by organizations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
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. The book's only problem: as it progresses, and in parallel to the evolution of the field it describes, it becomes more and more centered on administrative science.
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Brilliant compilation of the major academic research into social and business organizational patterns. Applicable to almost any discipline. Read full review
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
Alfred Dupont Chandler
Limited preview - 1977
part n Three perspectives on organizations
Organizations as Natural Systems
Organizations as Open Systems
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