Organizations: rational, natural, and open systems

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Prentice-Hall, 1981 - Social Science - 381 pages

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A very useful summary of the field of organizational science. Its treatment of three different paradigms to understand organizations (as rational, natural, and open systems) is tremendously insightful ... Read full review


The Subject is Organizations
The Elements of Organizations
Defining the Concept of Organization

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W. Richard Scott received his Ph.D degree from the University of Chicago. He is now Professor Emeritus of Sociology, with courtesy appointments in the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, at Stanford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, the most recent being Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations 2002, with Ruef, Mendel and Caronna; Institutions and Organizations, 2001 (2nd ed), and Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 2003 (5th ed).

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