This title was first published in 2000: A collection of the thoughts of many great writers on organizations. These writers are from a variety of different backgrounds. Some draw upon their expertise as practising managers, some on their knowledge of rational and local government administration, and some on the findings of their research work. All have attempted to draw together information and distil theories about how organizations function and how they should be managed. The volume seeks to provide a general overview of the field, and does not provide critical analysis of the views provided.