Bureaucracy or Participation: The Logic of Organization

Bureaucracy or Participation: The Logic of Organization

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Bureaucracy or Participation: The Logic of Organization by SAGE Publications

In this theoretical study Professor Abrahamsson creates a process model of organizations based on the idea that organizations are instruments for the pursuit of class or group interests. The book is composed of three main sections: (1) a review of the existing theories of bureaucracy with special emphasis on classical Marxism, Weber and Robert Michels; (2) a critique of the accepted systems theory of organizations which points to a basis for the development of an alternative theory; and (3) a summary of the 'radical democratic'/'democratic elitism' debates with a critique of the assumptions of the former school.

'A theoretically sophisticated critique of organization theory from a coherent, scholarly perspective...one of th

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ISBN-13: 9780803908376
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/01/1977
Series: SAGE Library of Social Research Series , #51
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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