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Writers on Organizations

Sixth Edition


January 2007 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Long a best-seller, this eagerly awaited sixth edition offers an illuminating overview of the field of organizations studies trough the views of leading writers whose ideas are presently the subject of much interest and debate.  Derek S. Pugh and David J. Hickson do a masterful job of capturing the essence of each writer's contribution to the field--providing coverage of all the cutting-edge theories in management today.  The clear explanation of complex ideas and the breadth of coverage makes this book a valuable resource to a wide audience.  The book is completely updated and, including the discussion of approximately eleven new writers.   Key Features: useful for both students and professionals in management, organization studies, industrial psychology, public administration, social psychology, sociology, political science, and communicationprovides brief summaries of major contributions to the field helps the reader understand and classify different types of organizations serves as a resource giving a general overview of the field  
Introduction to the Sixth Edition

 
 
1 The Structure of Organizations
Max Weber

 
Derek Pugh and the Aston Group, including John Child and David Hickson

 
Lex Donaldson

 
Alfred D. Chandler

 
Oliver E. Williamson

 
Henry Mintzberg

 
Charles Handy

 
Stewart Clegg

 
Christopher Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal

 
 
2 The Organization in its Environment
Tom Burns

 
Paul Lawrence and Jay Lorsch

 
Jeffrey Pfeffer and Gerald R. Salancik

 
Raymond E. Miles and Charles C. Snow

 
Michael T. Hannan and John Freeman

 
Geert Hofstede

 
Richard Whitley

 
 
3 Management and Decision-making in Organizations
Henri Fayol

 
Frederick W. Taylor

 
Peter F. Drucker

 
Michel Foucault

 
Herbert A. Simon

 
James G. March

 
Karl E. Weick

 
 
4 People in Organizations
Elton Mayo and the Hawthorne Investigations

 
Rensis Likert and Douglas McGregor

 
Edgar H. Schein

 
Frederick Herzberg

 
Eric Trist and the Work of the Tavistock Institute

 
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

 
 
5 Organizational Change and Learning
Paul J. DiMaggio and Walter W. Powell

 
Andrew Pettigrew

 
Chris Argyris

 
Peter Senge

 
Kathleen Eisenhardt

 
Gareth Morgan

 
 
About the Authors

Not comprehensive enough

Mrs Angela Balog
Business Administration Dept, St Francis University
April 4, 2014

good book, comprehensive, easy to read.

Dr Julie Barris
Continuing Education, St Francis University
August 4, 2011

This textbook will be adopted as an optional reference book to supplement the primary course text.

Professor Hector Flores
Management Dept, University of Massachusetts
January 28, 2010

Derek S. Pugh

Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Manage­ment at the Open University, United Kingdom, having previously been at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aston, the London Business School, and the Open University Business School. He has been a visiting professor at business schools in France, Germany, Israel, and Italy and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Statistical Society, the Italian Academy of Business Administration, and the International Acad­emy of Management. He has served as Chairman and Honorary Vice-President of the Association of Teachers of Management of the United Kingdom and as... More About Author

David John Hickson

David J. Hickson is Emeritus Professor of International Management and Organization at Bradford School of Management, England. His prin­cipal research interests are how societal culture affects managerial decision making in different nations and what influences the success of major decisions. His previous research has included processes of mana­gerial decision making, power in organizations, and bureaucratization. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the international research journal Organization Studies; a founder of the European research association in his field, the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS); and a founding... More About Author

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