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Organization and bureaucracy : an analysis of modern theories

Author: Nicos P Mouzelis
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2000, ©1967.
Series: International library of sociology.; Sociology of work and organization, 8.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicos P Mouzelis
ISBN: 9781136253713 1136253718
OCLC Number: 864414210
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).
Contents: Cover; ORGANIZATION AND BUREAUCRACY; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE: THE STUDY OF BUREAUCRACY; I THE CLASSICAL APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF BUREAUCRACY; 1 The Marxist position; 2 Weber's political sociology; 3 Bureaucracy and oligarchy; 4 Some critical remarks; II THE IDEAL TYPE OF BUREAUCRACY; 1 Some comments on the characteristics of bureaucracy; 2 The mode of construction of the ideal type; 3 The modern uses of the term 'bureaucracy'; 4 Final considerations; III THE POST-WEBERIAN THEORIES OF BUREAUCRACY; Introduction. 1 The conceptual framework2 The 'dialectics' of bureaucracy; 3 The empirical re-examination of the 'classical' problems; 4 Critical remarks; PART TWO: THE MANAGERIAL TRADITION; IV TAYLORISM AND FORMAL THEORIES OF ADMINISTRATION; Introduction; 1 The main features of Taylorism; 2 Criticism; 3 Formal theories of administration; 4 The general framework of the 'universalist' theories; 5 Some critical remarks; 6 Conclusion; V THE 'HUMAN RELATIONS' APPROACH TO THE ORGANISATION; Introduction; 1 Hawthorne and the evolution of empirical research in industry; 2 The various subschools. 3 The evolution of the human relations school as a whole4 Criticism; VI ORGANISATION THEORY: DECISION-MAKING IN ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXTS; Introduction; 1 Decision-making and the rational aspects of behaviour; 2 The social psychology of organisational decision-making; 3 Decision-making and organisational structure; 4 Empirical 'content' and methodology; 5 Criticism; PART THREE: CONVERGING TRENDS; VII TOWARDS A BROADENING OF SCOPE; Introduction; 1 Theoretical convergence; 2 The organisation as a social system; 3 The organisation in terms of power and conflict; 4 Concluding remarks; CONCLUSION. 1 Theory of organisations: an overall view2 Theory of organisations and the problem of values; 3 Theory of organisations and levels of analysis; 4 Theory of organisations and the comparative approach; 5 Theory of organisations and history; 6 The relevance of theory; NOTES; Index.
Series Title: International library of sociology.; Sociology of work and organization, 8.
Responsibility: by Nicos P. Mouzelis.

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