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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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"The chapter introductions are excellent and provide students with a very good overview of the different schools of organization theory"

"I admire this book tremendously and depend upon it extensively. I greatly appreciate their lively, informative chapter introductions and astute selections of writings on organization theory."

"The introductions do an excellent job of connecting the various readings together, providing a logic for each section ... The organization is strong, as a whole this is an excellent reader."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534631567
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/21/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (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.

J. Steven Ott is a professor and dean emeritus at the University of Utah. He has written numerous books on organization theory, organizational behavior, nonprofit organizations, and organizational culture. His recent journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Public Integrity. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational leadership and change, the nonprofit sector in society, nonprofit organization management, and organization theory. Ott worked as a management consultant to organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors for 26 years before joining the faculties at the universities of Maine and Utah. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, his M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. form Pennsylvania State University.

Yong Suk Jang is a professor of Public Administration at Yonsei University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University and taught at the University of Utah (2001-2004) and Korea University (2004-2008). His current research interests include macro-comparative analyses of nation-states and organizations, governance, and neo-institutionalism. Recent publications include Classics of Organization Theory, 6th & 7th ed. (Wadsworth Cengage Learning) and articles in Administrative Science Quarterly, Asian Business and Management, Sociological Perspectives, International Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Social Science Computer Review, Development and Society, Korean Public Administration Review, Journal of Korean Association for Policy Studies, The Journal of Educational Administration, Review of International Area Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, Human Resource Management Review, and Korean Journal of Sociology.

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Table of Contents

1. CLASSICAL ORGANIZATION THEORY. Socrates Discovers Generic Management, Xenophon (1869). Of the Division of Labour, Adam Smith (1776). Superintendent's Report, Daniel C. McCallum (1856). The Engineer as Economist, Henry R. Towne (1886). General Principles of Management, Henri Fayol (1916). The Principles of Scientic Management, Frederick Winslow Taylor (1916). Bureaucracy, Max Weber (1922). Notes on the Theory of Organization, Luther Gulick (1937). 2. NEOCLASSICAL ORGANIZATION THEORY. The Economy of Incentives, Chester I. Barnard (1938). Bureaucratic Structure and Personality, Robert K. Merton (1957). The Proverbs of Administration, Herbert A. Simon (1946). Foundations of the Theory of Organization, Philip Selznick (1948). A Behavioral Theory of Organizational Objectives, Richard M. Cyert and James G. March (1959). 3. HUMAN RESOURCE THEORY, OR THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR PERSPECTIVE. The Giving of Orders, Mary Parker Follett (1926). The Hawthorne Experiments, Fritz J. Roethlisberger (1941). A Theory of Human Motivation, Abraham H. Maslow (1943). The Human Side of Enterprise, Douglas Murray McGregor (1957). Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost, Irving L. Janis (1971). 4. "MODERN" STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION THEORY. Mechanistic and Organic Systems, Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker (1961). The Concept of Formal Organization, Peter M. Blau and W. Richard Scott (1962). Organizational Choice: Product versus Function, Arthur H. Walker and Jay W. Lorsch (1968). The Five Basic Parts of the Organization, Henry Mintzberg (1979). In Praise of Hierarchy, Elliott Jaques (1990). Technology as a Contingency Factor, Richard M. Burton and Børge Obel (1998). 5. ORGANIZATIONAL ECONOMICS THEORY. Markets and Hierarchies, Oliver E. Williamson (1975). Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure, Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling (1976). Learning from Organizational Economics, Jay B. Barney and William G. Ouchi (1986). Managing Business Transactions, Paul H. Rubin (1990). 6. POWER AND POLITICS ORGANIZATION THEORY. Understanding the Role of Power in Decision Making, Jeffrey Pfeffer (1981). Democracy and the Iron Law of Oligarchy, Robert Michels (1915/1962). The Bases of Social Power, John R. P. French Jr. and Bertram Raven (1959). The Power of Power, James G. March (1966). Power Failure in Management Circuits, Rosabeth Moss Kanter (1979). The Power Game and the Players, Henry Mintzberg (1983). 7. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THEORY. Defining Organizational Culture, Edgar H. Schein (1993). Culture and Organizational Learning, Scott D. N. Cook and Dvora Yanow (1993). Changing Organizational Cultures, Harrison M. Trice and Janice M. Beyer (1993). Organizational Culture: Pieces of the Puzzle, Joanne Martin (2002). 8. REFORM THROUGH CHANGES IN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE. The Z Organization, William G. Ouchi (1981). In Search of Excellence: Simultaneous Loose-Tight Properties, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr. (1982). The Fifth Discipline: A Shift of Mind, Peter M. Senge (1990). Gendering Organizational Theory, Joan Acker (1992). Creating a Government that Works Better and Costs Less: Report of the National Performance Review, Vice President Al Gore (1993). Creating the Multicultural Organization: The Challenge of Managing Diversity, Taylor Cox Jr. (2001). 9. THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS. Organizations and the System Concept, Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn (1966). Organizations in Action, James D. Thompson (1967). Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony, John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan (1977). External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective, Jeffery Pfeffer and Gerald Salancik (1978). Demography of Corporations and Industries, Glenn R. Carroll and Michael T. Hannan (2000).

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