Systems of Organization: The Control of Task and Sentient Boundaries

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Psychology Press, 2001 - Social Science - 286 pages
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences.
This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press.
Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1967 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
 

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Contents

THE BUILDING OF A NEW STEEL WORKS
x
Preface page
xi
A Conceptual Framework
xviii
The processes and activities of an enterprise Systems
xviii
The back Ground To The introduction
19
Task PRIORITIES AND constraints
25
ORGANIZATIONAL MODELBull DING
33
Discontinuities in the dominant process Managing systems
40
Io constraints on GROWTH and change in
116
Temporary and Transitional Task Systems
127
or Ganizational bound Aries in the Bull DIn G OF
135
or GANIZATION FOR RESEARCH
159
The contRol of Research Institutions
169
TAsK AND constrainTs
184
I6 BOUNDARY CONTROLS IN AN AIRLINE
195
Task AND sentient GRoups IN THE FLYING system
209

The sellin G Task and THE REPREsentative
49
The primary task of a marketing unit in the consumergoods
55
The transient sellingtask boundary in speciality selling
61
ORGANIZATION OF THE SALES FORCE
65
THE DRYcLeANING Receiving office AND
79
EFFECTS OF TECHNICAL CHANGE IN DRY CLEANING
90
Disentanglement of Coincident Task Boundaries
101
THE FAMILY Business IN contemporary society
107
The Elimination of Organizational Boundaries
223
THE organizational implications of computeR
239
Task and Sentient Systems
249
Boundary controls
262
References
271
in DEx
279
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