Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation / Edition 1

Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation / Edition 1

by Philip Selznick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520049942

ISBN-13: 9780520049949

Pub. Date: 04/13/1984

Publisher: University of California Press


From the Preface:
This essay outlines a perspective for the study of leadership in administrative organizations. It was written in the conviction that more reflective, theoretical discussion is needed to guide the gathering of facts that the diagnosis of troubles. This subject, like the larger study of government and society, requires our profoundest…  See more details below

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From the Preface:
This essay outlines a perspective for the study of leadership in administrative organizations. It was written in the conviction that more reflective, theoretical discussion is needed to guide the gathering of facts that the diagnosis of troubles. This subject, like the larger study of government and society, requires our profoundest intellectual concern. We shall not find any simple prescriptions for sound organizational leadership; nor will it be purchased with a bag of tricks and gadgets. It requires nothing less than the proper ordering of human affairs, including the establishment of social order, the determination of public interest, and the defense of critical values. Thus conceived, our inquiry has ancient roots. The main problems and issues have been known for a long time, although they need to be restated for the purposes of administrative theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520049949
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/13/1984
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
1,016,161
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface

1. Introduction
2. Routine and Critical Decisions
3. The Definition of Mission and Role
4. The Institutional Embodiment of Purpose
5. Conclusion

Index

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