Change in Public Bureaucracies

Change in Public Bureaucracies

by Marshall W. Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521226708

ISBN-13: 9780521226707

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines in detail the process of change in 240 city, county and state public bureaucracies responsible for local finance administration. Using the longitudinal method of analysis, the data show organizational structures to be much less stable than conventional stereotypes have suggested. Variables such as organizational leadership, claims to domain, and…  See more details below

Overview

This book examines in detail the process of change in 240 city, county and state public bureaucracies responsible for local finance administration. Using the longitudinal method of analysis, the data show organizational structures to be much less stable than conventional stereotypes have suggested. Variables such as organizational leadership, claims to domain, and survival (as opposed to replacement or reorganization) were found to mediate environmental effects on bureaucracies. The book also discusses traditional theories of bureaucracy, theories emphasizing the importance of environment for organizational theory is possible. The concluding chapter draws extensive theoretical implications from the empirical findings of the study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521226707
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Issues in organizational theory; 2. Organizational research; 3. The concept of organizational structure; 4. Some effects of leadership; 5. Organizational domains; 6. The process of bureaucratization; 7. Implications; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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