Organization theory : from Chester Barnard to the present and beyond /

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Edition:Expanded ed.
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Description:vi, 268 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Industrial organization -- History.
Organizational behavior -- History.
Industrial organization.
Organizational behavior.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Williamson, Oliver E.
ISBN:0195098307 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This is a pleasant little collection of essays generally organized around the theme of Chester I. Barnard's work as expressed in his book The Functions of the Executive (1938). The essays originated in papers presented at a seminar noting the 50th anniversary of his book. As is not uncommon with such collections, there is a lack of integration and continuity. The editor, with some success, has attempted to divide the eight essays into two blocks of articles: those by organizational theorists and those by individuals with other academic specialities. The selected participants are all individuals of note and reputation. As a result, each essay is of high quality, offering both introspective summary and creative projection. It is doubtful that one could find essays more extensively referenced. This book will appeal mainly to specialists in organizational theory or those specifically interested in Barnard. University collections. -E. Owens, Western Washington University

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