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Organizations : rational, natural, and open systems

Author: W Richard Scott
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This introduction reviews the field of organization studies - its past, present and likely areas of significant future development. Specifically, it surveys the development of rational, natural and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, W. Richard.
Organizations.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998
(OCoLC)652003590
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Richard Scott
ISBN: 0132663546 9780132663540 0138990220 9780138990220
OCLC Number: 36565953
Description: xvi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The subject is organizations --
Organizations as rational systems --
Organizations as natural systems --
Organizations as open systems --
Combining the perspectives --
Conceptions of environments --
Creating organizations --
Boundary setting and boundary spanning --
Sources and structural complexity: the technical core --
sources of structural complexity: the peripheral components --
Goals, power, and control --
Organizational pathologies --
Organizational effectiveness.
Responsibility: W. Richard Scott.
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