Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organizations / Edition 4

Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-Making Processes in Administrative Organizations / Edition 4

by Herbert A. Simon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0684835827

ISBN-13: 9780684835822

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Free Press

In this fourth edition of his ground-breaking work, Herbert A. Simon applies his pioneering theory of human choice and administrative decision-making to concrete organizational problems. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, Professor Simon enhances his timeless observations on the human decision-making process with

Overview

In this fourth edition of his ground-breaking work, Herbert A. Simon applies his pioneering theory of human choice and administrative decision-making to concrete organizational problems. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, Professor Simon enhances his timeless observations on the human decision-making process with commentaries examining new facets of organizational behavior. Investigating the impact of changing social values and modem technology on the operation of organizations, the new ideas featured in this revised edition update a book that has become a worldwide classic.
Named by Public Administration Review as "Book of the Half Century," Administrative Behavior is considered one of the most influential books on social science thinking, and was referred to by the Nobel Committee as "epoch-making."
Written for managers and other professionals who wish to understand the decision-making processes at the heart of organization and management, it is also essential reading for students in business and management, economics, sociology, psychology computer science, government, and law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684835822
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,162,417
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Acknowledgments

I. Decision-Making and Administrative Organization

Commentary on Chapter I

II. Some Problems of Administrative Theory

Commentary on Chapter II

III. Fact and Value in Decision-Making

Commentary on Chapter III

IV. Rationality in Administrative Behavior

Commentary on Chapter IV

V. The Psychology of Administrative Decisions

Commentary on Chapter V

VI. The Equilibrium of the Organization

Commentary on Chapter VI

VII. The Role of Authority

Commentary on Chapter VII

VIII. Communication

Commentary on Chapter VIII

IX. The Criterion of Efficiency

Commentary on Chapter IX

X. Loyalties and Organizational Identification

Commentary on Chapter X

XI. The Anatomy of Organization

Commentary on Chapter XI

Appendix: What Is an Administrative Science?

Index

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