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Pandemonium : towards a retro-organization theory

Pandemonium : towards a retro-organization theory

Author: Gibson Burrell
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
À truly bizarre and sometimes filthy historical canter through abatoirs, satyriasis and Noel Edmonds' House Party, among other things, towards a theory of organisation' - The Times. 'The author pursues a vigorous polemic on organisational development' - Financial Times. In this irreverent and inventive book, Gibson Burrell seeks to circumvent the established frameworks which have defined our understanding of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burrell, Gibson.
London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 1997
(DLC) 96071480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gibson Burrell
ISBN: 9781849207072 1849207070 0803977778 9780803977778 9781446221846 1446221849 144622399X 9781446223994 9786612262548 6612262540 1282262548 9781282262546
OCLC Number: 650008363
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Rough Guide to Pandemonium --
Ch. 1 Pandemonium Awaits --
Ch. 2 Into Pandemonium --
Ch. 3 Magic Kingdom --
Pandemonium Municipal Library --
Ch. 4 First Exhibit: Abattoirs and Death --
Ch. 5 Second Exhibit: Pain and Disease --
Ch. 6 Third Exhibit: Satyrsville --
Ch. 7 Fourth Exhibit: Panopticon City --
Ch. 8 Fifth Exhibit: The Pillory --
Ch. 9 Sixth Exhibit: The Hall of Mirrors.
Responsibility: Gibson Burrell.


This work challenges the assumptions and values of contemporary linear organization theory. Disclaiming the voices of positivist science, the author presents a metaphor for the rejection of  Read more...


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Burrell has produced a retro-organization theory that seeks to describe the underbelly (or is it the reality?) of orgnizations in pre-enlightenment terms. Organizations are as pandemonium.... Whether Read more...

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