Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation [NOOK Book]

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Foundational study of how institutions work and how leadership promotes them, now available in a quality ebook format. Features original page numbers inserted from the print editions, to provide continuity across all platforms and make course adoptions easier.

Often cited in many fields and consistently assigned to classes in a variety of departments -- including sociology and business, and executive training in management and military ...
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Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation

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Overview

Foundational study of how institutions work and how leadership promotes them, now available in a quality ebook format. Features original page numbers inserted from the print editions, to provide continuity across all platforms and make course adoptions easier.

Often cited in many fields and consistently assigned to classes in a variety of departments -- including sociology and business, and executive training in management and military leadership -- this book is considered to have virtually created the modern field of institutional-leadership management. It is still recognized as a lively and accessible presentation of the institutionalist school's answer to traditional "rationalist" approaches.

Selznick's analysis goes beyond efficiency and traditional loyalty: he examines the more nuanced variables of effective leadership of organizations in business, education, government, the military, and labor. Selznick notes that such concepts as organizational character, values, and statesman-like leadership are central to institutions that want to succeed and avoid drift and opportunism.

Beyond the usual platitudes and generalities of leadership, this book takes a realistic look at what successful management means. It is not just about engineering people to produce more or making the agency run "smoothly." That only matters once concrete aims and values are established. Selznick notes that it is in specifics and nimble responsiveness, and recognition of legitimate but risky outside forces, that true leadership is found. Leaders that allow their institutions to become models of technocratic mechanics enjoy only short-term success, and he makes his point with accessible examples from industry, government, and the military.

The new digital edition of 'Leadership in Administration' from Quid Pro Books features quality ebook formatting, active Contents, linked endnotes, and Index. To facilitate continuity in research and adoption for classes, it embeds the original pagination. In addition, and not found in any prior edition even in print, it includes an explanatory and substantive new Foreword (2011) by law professor and sociologist Robert Rosen of the University of Miami. As Rosen notes, "Wielding deep knowledge of normative and political theory in one hand and attentiveness to capacities for growth and development in the other, Selznick demonstrates in this book what organizational leadership means and how organizational leaders may fail." No wonder, then, that "generations of business students have profited from studying the book" while it "has been assigned for over half a century to students studying organizations. The continuing appeal of the book stems from its concentrated attention to a basic fact of (organizational) life: commitment."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012411617
  • Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/11/2011
  • Series: Classics of the Social Sciences , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,263,692
  • File size: 227 KB

Meet the Author

Long renowned as a Professor of Jurisprudence & Social Policy at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley, and former chair of its Department of Sociology, Philip Selznick authored many influential books including 'TVA and the Grass Roots,' 'Law, Society and Industrial Justice,' and 'The Organizational Weapon.' His other quality NOOKbooks include 'TVA and the Grass Roots,' with 2011 Foreword by Berkeley law professor Jonathan Simon.
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