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Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives

 
 
 
 
Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives
Author: W Richard Scott - Gerald F. Davis
ISBN 13: 9780131958937
ISBN 10: 131958933
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2015-04-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $138.47
 
 

This broad, balanced introduction to organizational studies enables the reader to compare and contrast different approaches to the study of organizations. This book is a valuable tool for the reader, as we are all intertwined with organizations in one form or another. Numerous other disciplines besides sociology are addressed in this book, including economics, political science, strategy and management theory. Topic areas discussed in this book are the importance of organizations; defining organizations; organizations as rational, natural, and open systems; environments, strategies, and structures of organizations; and organizations and society. For those employed in fields where knowledge of organizational theory is necessary, including sociology, anthropology, cognitive psychology, industrial engineering, managers in corporations and international business, and business strategists.