Classics of Organization Theory / Edition 7

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495569411
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 57,021
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah. His principal research interests include organizations, comparative political and economic sociology, globalization, and quantitative methods. Professor Jang has also won numerous honors and awards which include; MacArthur Consortium Dissertation Fellowship at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford (2000-2001), MacArthur Consortium Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford (1999-2000), Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Pre-Graduate and Graduate Fellowship (1992-1998), The Highest Honor Prize of the President of Yonsei University (1988-1990), and Yonsei University Undergraduate Scholarship (1987-1989). He also is currently co-directing a project exploring the evolution of business incubation in Korea.

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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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