Organization Theory: Selected Readings (Penguin business)

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As consumers, clients, customers or, perhaps most significantly, as employers or employees, everyone depends on formal organizations. This resource book explains how such organizations work and why people within them behave in the way they do. There are five separate but interrelated sections, each with a short introduction to the readings selected: organization structure, the organization in its environment, management and decision-making, people in organizations and organizational change and learning. The text is a companion volume to "Writers on Organizations" by Derek S. Pugh and Derek J. Hickson.

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We live in a highly organizational world. As citizens, consumers, clients, customers or, perhaps most significantly, as employers or employees, we depend on formal organizations. How do such organizations work and why do people within them behave the way they do?

The invaluable book provides the answers. Covering such areas as organization structure and environment, management and decision-making, people, change and learning, it brings together the selected writings of leading authorities on the cutting edge of the thinking, practice and research of organization theory - from Max Weber's seminal writings on bureaucratic organization to the latest management thinking. Now in its fifth edition, Organization Theory has been thoroughly revised and brought right up to date to include contributions by writers who have had a profound impact on the subject: Michel Foucault's influential examination of discipline and control, Stewart Clegg's anticipation of working relationships based on networking rather than hierarchy, Kathleen Eisenhardt's report on strategic decision-making in high-velocity business environments and Lex Donaldson's discussion of organizational adaptation to achieve better performance.

Together with its companion volume Writers on Organizations by Derek S. Pugh and David J. Hickson, Organization Theory is an indispensable resource for student and manager alike.

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Derek S. Pugh is a Professor of International Management at the Open University Business School. He has also co-written Management Worldwide and Writers on Organizations (also Penguin).

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