In this volume the authors develop a systematic and chronologically based critique of the major concepts, figures and schools in organization. Themes discussed include:
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.