In this volume the authors develop a systematic and chronologically based critique of the major concepts, figures and schools in organization. Themes discussed include:
- the development of scientific management and the responses of Gramsci and Lenin to it
- the meaning of Mayo and the Human Relations School
- the development of typological systems and contingency models of the organization
- key concepts of goals, environment and technology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Classical Sociology, Organizations and Theory. 2. Max Weber, Karl Marx and Rationality In Organizations. 3. The emergence of an Organizational Theory. 4. Typologies of Organizations. 5. Organizations as Systems. 6. Organizations as Empirically Contingent Structures. 7. Organizations as Structures of Action. 8. Goals in Organizations. 9. Organization and Technology. 10. Organizations and Environments. 11. People in Organizations. 12. Power and Class in Organizations. 13. The Political Economy of Organizations. Notes. Bibliography. Indices.
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