Organizations Rational, Natural, and Open Systems

ISBN-10: 013016559X
ISBN-13: 9780130165596
Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: W. Richard Scott
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Description: While emphasizing sociological approaches to organizations, this text summarizes and comments on the contributions of other disciplines to the study of organization. These include: economics; political science; strategy; and management theory.

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Book details

List price: $77.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

While emphasizing sociological approaches to organizations, this text summarizes and comments on the contributions of other disciplines to the study of organization. These include: economics; political science; strategy; and management theory.

An Introduction To Organizations
The Subject is Organizations
Three Perspectives On Organizations
Organizations as Rational Systems
Organizations as Natural Systems
Organizations as Open Systems
Combining the Perspectives
Environments, Strategies And Structures
Conceptions of Environments
Creating Organizations
Boundary Setting and Boundary Spanning
Sources of Structural Complexity: The Technical Core
Sources of Structural Complexity: The Peripheral Components
Goals, Power, and Control
Organizations And Society
Organizational Pathologies
Organizational Effectiveness
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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