Organization Theory and Public Management / Edition 1

Organization Theory and Public Management / Edition 1

by Jonathan R. Tompkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 053417468X

ISBN-13: 9780534174682

Pub. Date: 07/29/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Written with present and future public managers in mind, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT arms students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge necessary to be effective managers. The text examines each major school-of-thought by taking a chronological approach. This approach enables the reader to understand each major school in the context in which

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Written with present and future public managers in mind, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT arms students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge necessary to be effective managers. The text examines each major school-of-thought by taking a chronological approach. This approach enables the reader to understand each major school in the context in which it emerged and gained prominence. Placing each school in historical context through the use of a chronological approach to the examination of theory allows for a deeper understanding of the material and encourages the reader to develop his or her own thoughts and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534174682
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/29/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
466,483
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Organization Theory. 2. The Distinctive Context of Public Management. 3. Management Practice and Organizational Performance. 4. Max Weber's Theory of Bureaucracy. 5. Scientific Management Theory: Frederick W. Taylor. 6. Administrative Management Theory: Henri Fayol, James Mooney, and Luther Gulick. 7. Pre-Human Relations Theory: Mary Parker Follett. 8. Human Relations Theory: Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger. 9. Natural Systems Theory: Chester I. Barnard. 10. Structural-Functional Theory: Robert Merton. 11. Open Systems Theory: Socio-Technical and Structural Contingency Theorists. 12. Group Dynamics and Participative Management Theory: Kurt Lewin and Rensis Likert. 13. Human Resources Theory: Chris Argyris and Douglas McGregor. 14. Quality Management Theory: W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran. 15. Organizational Culture and Leadership Theory.

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