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The Enterprise and its Environment A system theory of management organization

Edited By A. L. Rice Copyright 1963
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    380 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences.
    This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press.
    Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1963 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

    1: Introduction; 1: The Consultant Role; 2: Concepts and Assumptions 8; 2: The Continuous and Controlled Assimilation of Change; 3: A Summary of Important Events From 1953 to 1956; 4: Three Experiments in Reorganization; 5: The Second Reorganization of Management; 6: The Transfer of Power; 7: The Board of Management Experiment 22; 8: The Board of Management Reconstituted; 9: Management Prepares for Further Expansion; 10: The Results of Eight Years of Reorganization; 3: The Initiation and Implementation of Change; 11: Prelude to Change; 12: Strategic Organization; 13: Sarabhai Chemicals; 14: The Separation of Sarabhai Chemicals and Sarabhai Industries; 15: The Operating and Managing Systems of the New Sarabhai Chemicals; 16: Sarabhai Industries; 17: Preparation for Implementation; 18: Implementation; 19: The Differentiation is Pushed Through; 4: The Living Organization; 20: A System Theory of Organization; 21: The Primary Task; 22: Fitting the Organization to the Task; 23: Demands on Enterprise Leadership; 24: Managing Systems; 25: Some Problems of Delegation 53; 26: Organizational Flexibility; 27: Human Needs and Enterprise Objectives; 28: The Management of Change; 29: Conclusion


    A. L. Rice