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Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives

Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives
Author: Mary Jo Hatch
ISBN 13: 9780199260218
ISBN 10: 199260214
Edition: 2
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2006-03-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 394
List Price: $79.95

Lively and clearly written, this comprehensive and innovative work provides a multi-disciplinary and contemporary introduction to organization theory. Offering an even-handed, balanced appreciation of different perspectives, its approach is pluralist, reflecting the diverse nature of organizational theory as a field of study influenced by thinkers from a variety of disciplines. Readers are encouraged to 'adopt' these perspectives to expand their own views on the subject and to enhance their understanding. This book also introduces the multi-perspective approach, explores the ways in which organizations are analyzed, and covers topics of central importance in organizational theory, including decision-making, power, conflict, control, and change within organizations.