Classics of Organization Theory

ISBN-10: 0534173047

ISBN-13: 9780534173043

Edition: 3rd 1992

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This volume collects the most important works in organization theory, as written by the most influential authors in the field. These are the works of the "masters"-and, having withstood the test of time, the ideas presented by each of the works are commonly referenced in the study of organizational theory. This text is designed to help students learn about, understand, and appreciate key themes and perspectives in the field. The authors begin the text by describing what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with developments in other fields. Each chapter focuses on one major perspective of organization theory, helping students absorb these concepts before moving onto new ones.
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/3/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 534
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.06" long
Weight: 1.408
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.

A Chronology of Organization Theory
Classical Organization Theory
Socrates Discovers Generic Management: Xenophon (1869)
Of the Division of Labour: Adam Smith (1776)
On the Division of Labour: Charles Babbage (1832)
Superintendent's Report: Daniel C. McCallum (1856)
The Engineer as an Economist: Henry R. Towne (1886)
General Principles of Management: Henri Fayol (1916)
The Principles of Scientific Management: Frederick Winslow Taylor (1916)
Bureaucracy: Max Weber (1946)
Notes on the Theory of Organization: Luther Gulick (1937)
Neoclassical Organization Theory
The Proverbs of Administration: Herbert A. Simon (1946)
Foundations of the Theory of Organization: Philip Selznick (1948)
Theories of Bureaucracy: James G. March and Herbert A. Simon (1958)
A Behavioral Theory of Organizational Objectives: Richard M. Cyert and James G. March (1959)
The Organizational Behavior Perspective, or Human Resource Theory
The Giving of Orders: Mary Parker Follett (1926)
A Theory of Human Motivation: A. H. Maslow (1943)
The Human Side of Enterprise: Douglas Murray McGregor (1957)
That Urge to Achieve: David C. McClelland (1966)
Intervention Theory and Methods: Chris Argyris (1970)
Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost: Irving L. Janis (1971)
"Modern" Structural Organization Theory
Mechanistic and Organic Systems: Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker (1961)
The Concept of Formal Organization: Peter M. Blau and W. Richard Scott (1962)
Organizational Choice: Product versus Function: Arthur H. Walker and Jay W. Lorsch (1968)
Organization-Environment Interface: Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch (1969)
The Matrix Organization--Who Needs It?: Stanley M. Davis and Paul R. Lawrence (1977)
Five Basic Parts of the Organization: Henry Mintzberg (1979)
In Praise of Hierarchy: Elliott Jaques (1990)
Systems, Contingency, and Population Ecology Organization Theory
Organizations and the System Concept: Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn (1966)
Organizations in Action: James D. Thompson (1967)
General Systems Theory: Applications for Organization and Management: Fremont E. Kast and James E. Rosenzweig (1972)
Information Processing Model: Jay Galbraith (1973)
A Concept of Organizational Ecology: Eric Trist (1977)
The Population Ecology of Organizations: Michael T. Hannan and John Freeman (1977)
Multiple Constituencies/Market Organization Theory
Organizational Effectiveness: A Multiple-Constituency Approach: Terry Connolly, Edward J. Conlon, and Stuart Jay Deutsch (1980)
Values in Organizational Theory and Management Education: Michael Keeley (1983)
External Influences on Managers: Ian Mitroff (1983)
Understanding the Employment Relation: Oliver E. Williamson (1975)
Power and Politics Organization Theory
Understanding the Role of Power in Decision Making: Jeffrey Pfeffer (1981)
Sources of Power of Lower Participants in Complex Organizations: David Mechanic (1962)
Leadership in an Organized Anarchy: Michael D. Cohen and James G. March (1974)
Power Failure in Management Circuits: Rosabeth Moss Kanter (1979)
Organization Development: A Political Perspective: Anthony T. Cobb and Newton Margulies (1981)
The Power Game and the Players: Henry Mintzberg (1983)
Organizational Culture and Symbolic Management Organization Theory
Defining Organizational Culture: Edgar H. Schein (1985)
The Making of an Organizational Saga: Burton R. Clark (1970)
Organizations as Culture-Bearing Milieux: Meryl Reis Louis (1983)
Organizations As Shared Meanings: Linda Smircich (1983)
Cultural and Competing Perspectives in Administrative Theory and Practice: Thomas J. Sergiovanni (1984)
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