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Grasp the important themes, perspectives, and theories of the field with CLASSICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY. This collection of the most enduring works in organization theory, written by distinguished theorists, describes what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with events and changes in other fields.

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Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
A Chronology of Organization Theoryp. 10
Classical Organization Theoryp. 31
Socrates Discovers Generic Management (1869)p. 39
Of the Division of Labour (1776)p. 41
Superintendent's Report (1856)p. 46
The Engineer as Economist (1886)p. 48
General Principles of Management (1916)p. 52
The Principles of Scientific Management (1916)p. 65
Bureaucracy (1922)p. 77
Notes on the Theory of Organization (1937)p. 83
Neoclassical Organization Theoryp. 92
The Economy of Incentives (1938)p. 97
Bureaucratic Structure and Personalityp. 107
The Proverbs of Administration (1946)p. 116
Foundations of the Theory of Organization (1948)p. 129
A Behavioral Theory of Organizational Objectives (1959)p. 139
Human Resource Theory, or the Organizational Behavior Perspectivep. 149
The Giving of Orders (1926)p. 156
The Hawthorne Experiments (1941)p. 162
A Theory of Human Motivation (1943)p. 171
The Human Side of Enterprise (1957)p. 183
Groupthink: The Desperate Drive for Consensus at Any Cost (1971)p. 189
˘Modern÷ Structural Organization Theoryp. 197
Mechanistic and Organic Systems (1961)p. 201
The Concept of Formal Organization (1962)p. 206
Organizational Choice: Product versus Function (1968)p. 211
The Five Basic Parts of the Organization (1979)p. 222
Technology as a Contingency Factor (1998)p. 234
Organizational Economics Theoryp. 243
Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure (1976)p. 247
The Economics of Organization: The Transaction Cost Approach (1981)p. 255
Learning from Organizational Economics (1986)p. 263
Managing Business Transactions (1990)p. 268
Power and Politics Organization Theoryp. 271
Understanding the Role of Power in Decision Making (1981)p. 277
Democracy and the Iron Law of Oligarchy (1915/1962)p. 291
The Bases of Social Power (1959)p. 298
The Power of Power (1966)p. 307
Power Failure in Management Circuits (1979)p. 320
The Power Game and the Players (1983)p. 330
Theories of Organizational Culture and Changep. 338
The Concept of Organizational Culture: Why Bother? (2004)p. 349
Organizational Culture: Pieces of the Puzzle (2002)p. 361
The Z Organizationp. 383
Appreciative Inquiry (2005)p. 395
Theories of Organizations and Environmentsp. 401
Organizations and the System Concept (1966)p. 407
Organizations in Action (1967)p. 419
Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony (1977)p. 433
External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective (1978)p. 449
Demography of Corporations and Industries (2000)p. 461
Theories of Organizations and Societyp. 473
Gendering Organizational Theory (1992)p. 480
Creating the Multicultural Organization: The Challenge of Managing Diversity (2001)p. 489
Corporate Citizenship: Social Responsibility, Responsiveness, and Performance (1989)p. 496
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Theory of the Firm Perspective (2001)p. 513
Social Entrepreneurship (2006)p. 523
Social Enterprise: Beyond Economic Outcomes and Individual Returns (2006)p. 528
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