The Social Psychology of Organizations

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Wiley, Apr 24, 1978 - Psychology - 848 pages
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Analyzes the essential problems of human organizations--the motivation to work, the resolution of conflict, the exercise of leadership, and the creation of organizational change. Examines the relations between organizations and their environments, the effect of organizational demands and opportunities on individual health, and the experimental development of organizational alternatives to conventional bureaucratic structure. Applies theoretical principles to concrete organizational problems, illustrating with research findings.

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Theoretical Approach 1 Point of Departure
1
Organizations and the System Concept
17
Defining Characteristics of Social Organizations
35
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Daniel Katz " is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the MA in Policy Studies program at the State University of New York Empire State College. A former union organizer, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice in New York City.?

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