Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach

Front Cover
Prentice Hall, 1996 - Business & Economics - 482 pages
0 Reviews

Created for undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Theory, Organizations, and Management of Organizations.

  • This book takes a strategic systems approach an approach that focuses on how managers structure and operate organizations so that they are efficient and effective.
  • The focus of the revision is (1) a simplified writing style, one that presents theories in an easily understood manner, and then applies them, and (2) a significant updating of content.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Chapter I Organizational Theory and the Manager
Chapter Structure and Design Basic Organizational Building Blocks

13 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

William P. Anthony (PhD) (SPHR) is professor of management, Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration, and director of the DeSantis Center for Executive Management Education in the College of Business at Florida State University. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from Ohio State University and his bachelor 's degree from Ohio University. Dr Anthony has published more than 80 articles and 14 books. He has been published in a variety of management journals including Long Range Planning, Human Relations, Academy Of Management Executives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, and Human Resource Management Journal among others. He has served as a reviewer for Human Resource Management Journal and The Journal of Managerial Issues. His book Participative Management, was reprinted 10 times and translated into six different languages. Dr Anthony consults with a wide variety of business and governmental organizations throughout the United States. His previous clients include Motorala, State Farm Insurance, Intervynals Corporation, The U.S. Department of Defense, The Florida Lottery, Rayonier, Resortquest, Olin Corporation, and Goodwill Industries. He also serves as an expert witness in employment matters. Dr Anthony has served as chairman of the management department and as assistant dean in the College Of Business at Florida State University.

Bibliographic information