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Compiled by the most influential authors in the field, CLASSICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY is a collection of the most enduring works in organization theory. Designed for those new to the field, the text helps students grasp the important themes, perspectives, and theories of the field by describing what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with developments in other fields. This text is not simply a retelling of the history of organization theory, its evolution is told through the words of the distinguished theorists themselves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155068698
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay M. Shafritz is Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over forty textbooks and reference books on business and public administration. He holds a doctorate from Temple University and an MPA from the Baruch College of the City University of New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A Chronology of Organization Theory 10
I Classical Organization Theory 25
1 Socrates Discovers Generic Management: Xenophon (1869) 34
2 Of the Division of Labour: Adam Smith (1776) 36
3 On the Division of Labour: Charles Babbage (1832) 41
4 Superintendent's Report: Daniel C. McCallum (1856) 50
5 The Engineer as an Economist: Henry R. Towne (1886) 52
6 General Principles of Management: Henri Fayol (1916) 56
7 The Principles of Scientific Management: Frederick Winslow Taylor (1916) 69
8 Bureaucracy: Max Weber (1946) 81
9 Notes on the Theory of Organization: Luther Gulick (1937) 87
II Neoclassical Organization Theory 97
10 The Proverbs of Administration: Herbert A. Simon (1946) 101
11 Foundations of the Theory of Organization: Philip Selznick (1948) 114
12 Theories of Bureaucracy: James G. March and Herbert A. Simon (1958) 124
13 A Behavioral Theory of Organizational Objectives: Richard M. Cyert and James G. March (1959) 133
III The Organizational Behavior Perspective, or Human Resource Theory 143
14 The Giving of Orders: Mary Parker Follett (1926) 150
15 A Theory of Human Motivation: A. H. Maslow (1943) 159
16 The Human Side of Enterprise: Douglas Murray McGregor (1957) 174
17 That Urge to Achieve: David C. McClelland (1966) 181
18 Intervention Theory and Methods: Chris Argyris (1970) 188
19 Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost: Irving L. Janis (1971) 193
IV "Modern" Structural Organization Theory 201
20 Mechanistic and Organic Systems: Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker (1961) 207
21 The Concept of Formal Organization: Peter M. Blau and W. Richard Scott (1962) 212
22 Organizational Choice: Product versus Function: Arthur H. Walker and Jay W. Lorsch (1968) 217
23 Organization-Environment Interface: Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch (1969) 229
24 The Matrix Organization--Who Needs It?: Stanley M. Davis and Paul R. Lawrence (1977) 234
25 Five Basic Parts of the Organization: Henry Mintzberg (1979) 243
26 In Praise of Hierarchy: Elliott Jaques (1990) 255
V Systems, Contingency, and Population Ecology Organization Theory 263
27 Organizations and the System Concept: Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn (1966) 270
28 Organizations in Action: James D. Thompson (1967) 281
29 General Systems Theory: Applications for Organization and Management: Fremont E. Kast and James E. Rosenzweig (1972) 294
30 Information Processing Model: Jay Galbraith (1973) 308
31 A Concept of Organizational Ecology: Eric Trist (1977) 316
32 The Population Ecology of Organizations: Michael T. Hannan and John Freeman (1977) 329
VI Multiple Constituencies/Market Organization Theory 343
33 Organizational Effectiveness: A Multiple-Constituency Approach: Terry Connolly, Edward J. Conlon, and Stuart Jay Deutsch (1980) 351
34 Values in Organizational Theory and Management Education: Michael Keeley (1983) 358
35 External Influences on Managers: Ian Mitroff (1983) 370
36 Understanding the Employment Relation: Oliver E. Williamson (1975) 379
VII Power and Politics Organization Theory 397
37 Understanding the Role of Power in Decision Making: Jeffrey Pfeffer (1981) 404
38 Sources of Power of Lower Participants in Complex Organizations: David Mechanic (1962) 424
39 Leadership in an Organized Anarchy: Michael D. Cohen and James G. March (1974) 432
40 Power Failure in Management Circuits: Rosabeth Moss Kanter (1979) 449
41 Organization Development: A Political Perspective: Anthony T. Cobb and Newton Margulies (1981) 462
42 The Power Game and the Players: Henry Mintzberg (1983) 473
VIII Organizational Culture and Symbolic Management Organization Theory 481
43 Defining Organizational Culture: Edgar H. Schein (1985) 490
44 The Making of an Organizational Saga: Burton R. Clark (1970) 503
45 Organizations as Culture-Bearing Milieux: Meryl Reis Louis (1983) 509
46 Organizations As Shared Meanings: Linda Smircich (1983) 520
47 Cultural and Competing Perspectives in Administrative Theory and Practice: Thomas J. Sergiovanni (1984) 527
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