Bureaucracy or Participation: The Logic of Organization

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SAGE Publications, Aug 1, 1977 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
In this theoretical study Professor Abrahamsson creates a process model of organizations based on the idea that organizations are instruments for the pursuit of class or group interests. The book is composed of three main sections: (1) a review of the existing theories of bureaucracy with special emphasis on classical Marxism, Weber and Robert Michels; (2) a critique of the accepted systems theory of organizations which points to a basis for the development of an alternative theory; and (3) a summary of the 'radical democratic'/'democratic elitism' debates with a critique of the assumptions of the former school.

'A theoretically sophisticated critique of organization theory from a coherent, scholarly perspective...one of th

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Theories of Bureaucracy
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Classical and Modern in Organization Theory
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