Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives / Edition 1

Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives / Edition 1

by W Richard Scott, Gerald F. Davis
     
 

For advanced undergraduate courses on organizations, sociology of organizations, organizations & management, and organization theory. Courses can be found in the departments of sociology, business and public administration departments.

Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 1/e, covers the early history of organization studies

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Overview

For advanced undergraduate courses on organizations, sociology of organizations, organizations & management, and organization theory. Courses can be found in the departments of sociology, business and public administration departments.

Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 1/e, covers the early history of organization studies, provides a comprehensive framework for comparing competing theoretical paradigms, and addresses major developments in the most recent decade. Its scholarly yet accessible conceptual framework encourages our diverse scholarly community to come together to consider common issues and problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131958937
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/19/2006
Series:
The Intersections Collection: Custom Resources in Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
209,695
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Subject is Organizations; The Verb is Organizing Chapter 2: Organizations as Rational Systems Chapter 3: Organizations as Natural Systems Chapter 4: Organizations as Open Systems Chapter 5: Combining Perspectives, Expanding Levels Chapter 6: Technology and Structure Chapter 7: Labor and Structure Chapter 8: Goals, Power, and Control Chapter 9: The Dyadic Environment of the Organization Chapter 10: Organization of the Environment Chapter 11: Networks In and Around Organizations Chapter 12: Strategy, Structure, and Performance: The Sociology of Organizational Strategy Chapter 13: The Rise and Transformation of the Corporate Form Chapter 14: Changing Contours of Organizations and Organization Theory

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