First published in 1998. This is Volume VIII of the eighteen in the Sociology of Work and Organization series and offers an analysis of modern theories in relation to organisation and bureaucracy. The present study tries to provide some guidance which may help students to orient themselves with greater ease in the labyrinth of organisational writings. More specifically, it tries to identify and examine critically some of the major approaches to the study of organisations, and the ways in which such approaches are linked with each other.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part One THE STUDY OF BUREAUCRACY; Chapter 1 THE CLASSICAL APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF BUREAUCRACY; Chapter 2 THE IDEAL TYPE OF BUREAUCRACY; Chapter 3 THE POST-WEBERIAN THEORIES OF BUREAUCRACY; Part Two THE MANAGERIAL TRADITION; Chapter 4 TAYLORISM AND FORMAL THEORIES OF ADMINISTRATION; Chapter 5 THE HUMAN RELATIONS APPROACH TO THE ORGANISATION; Chapter 6 ORGANISATION THEORY: DECISION-MAKING IN ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXTS; Part Three CONVERGING TRENDS; Chapter 7 TOWARDS A BROADENING OF SCOPE; Conclusion; Notes; INDEX;
Nicos P. Mouzelis