Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives

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Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 2007 - 473 pagina's
What is organization theory and why does it matter? Where did it start, how has it developed, and what impact does it have on organisations? This book brings a fresh approach to these questions and is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates for whom the study of organizational theory or analysis is an integral part of their degree programme. What is organization theory and why does it matter? Where did it start, how has it developed, and what impact does it have on today's organisations? What challenges does it pose, what solutions can it offer, and how can it be used to make sense of contemporary management and organization? This book addresses these questions and explores organization theory from its origins right up to present-day debates. The authors pay sceptical respect to different schools of thought, encouraging the reader to engage in a critical dialogue between varying perspectives. In addition, the frequent and appealing examples show how concepts of organization theory can be seen in the context of managerial reality. A rich set of pedagogical features to support the reader includes: Stop and Think boxes to invite personal or group reflection; brief Biographies of seminal thinkers; and case Studies on organizations such as ... ideas and perspectives to introduce and summarize key theories.

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John McAuley is Head of Programmes: Research Degrees at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Joanne Duberley is Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Phil Johnson is Principal Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at The Management School, Sheffield University.

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