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Formal organizations : a comparative approach

Author: Peter Michael Blau; W Richard Scott
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2003.
Series: Stanford business classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Upon its publication in 1962, this book became one of the founding texts of organizational sociology. Bringing together diverse approaches, it presented a new focus of interest: the formal organization. Blau and Scott raised the level of analysis from attention solely on individual participants and work groups to a broader understanding of organizations as collective actors. In the book, the authors reviewed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blau, Peter Michael.
Formal organizations : a comparative approach.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2003
(OCoLC)52750082
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Michael Blau; W Richard Scott
ISBN: 080474890X 9780804748902
OCLC Number: 243593891
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Chandler Publishing Company, 1962. Chandler publications in anthropology. With new introd.
New introduction includes biographical and professional data for both authors.
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 312 pages).
Contents: The nature and types of formal organizations --
The organization and its publics --
The social structure of work groups --
Processes of communication --
The role of the supervisor --
Managerial control --
The social context of organizational life --
Organizational dynamics.
Series Title: Stanford business classics.
Responsibility: Peter M. Blau and W. Richard Scott.
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Upon its publication in 1962, this book became one of the founding texts of organizational sociology. Bringing together diverse approaches, it presented a new focus of interest: the formal  Read more...

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