Organisational Theory

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CIPD Publishing, 2004 - Business & Economics - 205 pages
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Presents a study and understanding of the variety of methodologies which provide the framework for organizational practice. This book combines a strong theoretical background with the practical application of this theory by practising managers.
 

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Contents

The foundations of organisation theory
7
Rationalist theories of organisational behaviour
19
A concern for people
35
The application of the human relations approach
51
Optimistic approaches
69
The communitybased approach
85
Marx and his influence
99
Critical approaches
115
The postmodern approach
129
Social constructionism
149
Environmentalism
163
Current ideas of organisation
177
Conclusions
196
Concluding thoughts
200
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