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Decisions and Organizations
     

Decisions and Organizations

by James G. March
 

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For over 30 years, James March has provided perhaps the most profound, sustained and innovative contribution to the field of organizational theory. His work on the nature and process of decision-making in organizations has come to dominate contemporary understanding of not only this issue, but the workings of organizations generally.

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For over 30 years, James March has provided perhaps the most profound, sustained and innovative contribution to the field of organizational theory. His work on the nature and process of decision-making in organizations has come to dominate contemporary understanding of not only this issue, but the workings of organizations generally.

This book collects together for the first time over 20 of James March's key essays, including those co-authorised with R. M. Cyert and J. P. Olsen and others. The coverage ranges from his early work on the behavioural theory of the firm, through conflict and adaptive rules in organizations, to decision-making under ambiguity (including the famed 'garbage can' model). The book includes a new introduction, summarizing the development of the author's work and ideas up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631158127
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Pages:
300

Meet the Author

James G. March is Fred H. Merrill Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He has inspired generations of students with his work in organizational theory. His previous publications include ‘Decisions and Organizations’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1989), ‘Behavioral Theory of the Firm’ (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1992) and ‘The Pursuit of Organizational Intelligence’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1998).

Thierry A. Weill is Professor of Technology Management at Ecole des Mines in Paris. From 2000 to 2002, he acted as scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of France, Lionel Jospin. He is the author of two books, over 40 scientific papers, and several patents. He chairs a monthly workshop on technology and innovation management.

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