Pandemonium: Towards a Retro-Organization Theory

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SAGE Publications, Feb 28, 1997 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
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`A truly bizarre and sometimes filthy historical canter through abatoirs, satyriasis and Noel Edmonds' House Party, among other things, towards a theory of organisation' - The Times

'The author pursues a vigorous polemic on organisational development' - Financial Times

In this irreverent and inventive book, Gibson Burrell seeks to circumvent the established frameworks which have defined our understanding of organization and organizations. He brings us tales from under the edge which enmire us in the nether side of modernist organization.

By looking backwards deep into the history of Western societies, and sideways across the broad domain of social and cult

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Contents

A Rough Guide to Pandemonium
1
Pandemonium Awaits
7
Into Pandemonium
36
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Gibson Burrell is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Warwick. He is also co-editor of Organization: the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society published by Sage. With Gareth Morgan, he co-authored the path-breaking book Sociological Paradigms and Organizational Analysis in 1979 and has since published numerous articles in books and journals.

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