The Organization of mental health services: societal and community systems

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Sage Publications, Jan 1, 1986 - Medical - 311 pages
Organizational analysts have become increasingly interested in mental health systems. This book is designed to influence the direction of future research and stimulate additional work in this important and rapidly changing area. The book first looks at health service organization at the macro-level, applying concepts from organizational theory and looking at existing data in this area. The focus then shifts to the micro-level, describing empirical studies of community level services.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
Theoretical Perspectives
15
W RICHARD SCOTT
31
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About the author (1986)

W. Richard (Dick) Scott (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology with courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine, Stanford University. He has spent his entire professional career at Stanford and served as the founding director of the Stanford Center for Organizations Research. He is the author of many articles and more than a dozen scholarly books, including two widely used texts in the area of organizations: an early book, Formal Organizations (1962), coauthored with Peter M Blau, and the more recent volume, Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems (1981/1987/1992/1998), now in its 4th edition. Scott is a past fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was the recipient in 1988 of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Management and Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 1996, he received the Richard D. Irwin Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management from the Academy of Management.