Classics of Organization Theory

ISBN-10: 0534631568

ISBN-13: 9780534631567

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

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Description: Compiled by the most influential authors in the field, CLASSICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY is a collection of the most enduring works in organization theory. Designed for those new to the field, the text helps students grasp the important themes, perspectives, and theories of the field by describing what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with developments in other fields. This text is not simply a retelling of the history of organization theory, its evolution is told through the words of the distinguished theorists themselves.

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List price: $224.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

J. Steven Ott is a professor and dean emeritus at the University of Utah. He has written numerous books on organization theory, organizational behavior, nonprofit organizations, and organizational culture. His recent journal articles have appeared in the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, Public Organization Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Administration Review, and Public Integrity. He teaches organizational behavior, organizational leadership and change, the nonprofit sector in society, nonprofit organization management, and organization theory. Ott worked as a management consultant to organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors for 26 years before joining the faculties at the universities of Maine and Utah. His Ph.D. is from the University of Colorado, his M.S. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. form Pennsylvania State University.

Yong Suk Jang is a professor of Public Administration at Yonsei University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University and taught at the University of Utah (2001-2004) and Korea University (2004-2008). His current research interests include macro-comparative analyses of nation-states and organizations, governance, and neo-institutionalism. Recent publications include Classics of Organization Theory, 6th & 7th ed. (Wadsworth Cengage Learning) and articles in Administrative Science Quarterly, Asian Business and Management, Sociological Perspectives, International Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Social Science Computer Review, Development and Society, Korean Public Administration Review, Journal of Korean Association for Policy Studies, The Journal of Educational Administration, Review of International Area Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, Human Resource Management Review, and Korean Journal of Sociology.

Classical Organization Theory
Socrates Discovers Generic Management
Of the Division of Labour
Superintendent's Report
The Engineer as Economist
General Principles of Management
The Principles of Scientic Management
Bureaucracy
Notes on the Theory of Organization
Neoclassical Organization Theory
The Economy of Incentives
Bureaucratic Structure and Personality
The Proverbs of Administration
Foundations of the Theory of Organization
A Behavioral Theory of Organizational Objectives
Human Resource Theory, or the Organizational Behavior Perspective
The Giving of Orders
The Hawthorne Experiments
A Theory of Human Motivation
The Human Side of Enterprise
Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost
"Modern" Structural Organization Theory
Mechanistic and Organic Systems
The Concept of Formal Organization
Organizational Choice: Product versus Function
The Five Basic Parts of the Organization
In Praise of Hierarchy
Technology as a Contingency Factor
Organizational Economics Theory
Markets and Hierarchies
Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Learning from Organizational Economics
Managing Business Transactions
Power and Politics Organization Theory
Understanding the Role of Power in Decision Making
Democracy and the Iron Law of Oligarchy
The Bases of Social Power
The Power of Power
Power Failure in Management Circuits
The Power Game and the Players
Organizational Culture Theory
Defining Organizational Culture
Culture and Organizational Learning
Changing Organizational Cultures
Organizational Culture: Pieces of the Puzzle
Reform Through Changes in Organizational Culture
The Z Organization
In Search of Excellence: Simultaneous Loose-Tight Properties
The Fifth Discipline: A Shift of Mind
Gendering Organizational Theory
Creating a Government that Works Better and Costs Less: Report of the National Performance Review, Vice President Al Gore (1993)
Creating the Multicultural Organization: The Challenge of Managing Diversity
Theories of Organizations and Environments
Organizations and the System Concept
Organizations in Action
Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony
External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective
Demography of Corporations and Industries
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