In this fourth edition of his ground-breaking work, Herbert A. Simon applies his pioneering theory of human choice and administrative decision-making to concrete organizational problems. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, Professor Simon enhances his timeless observations on the human decision-making process with commentaries examining new facets of organizational behavior. Investigating the impact of changing social values and modem technology on the operation of organizations, the new ideas featured in this revised edition update a book that has become a worldwide classic. Named by Public Administration Review as "Book of the Half Century," Administrative Behavior is considered one of the most influential books on social science thinking, and was referred to by the Nobel Committee as "epoch-making." Written for managers and other professionals who wish to understand the decision-making processes at the heart of organization and management, it is also essential reading for students in business and management, economics, sociology, psychology computer science, government, and law.
Herbert A. Simon is Chaired Professor in psychology and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1978, Professor Simon currently works in the field of artificial intelligence.
Introduction to the Fourth EditionPreface to the First EditionAcknowledgmentsI. Decision-Making and Administrative OrganizationCommentary on Chapter III. Some Problems of Administrative TheoryCommentary on Chapter IIIII. Fact and Value in Decision-MakingCommentary on Chapter IIIIV. Rationality in Administrative BehaviorCommentary on Chapter IVV. The Psychology of Administrative DecisionsCommentary on Chapter VVI. The Equilibrium of the OrganizationCommentary on Chapter VIVII. The Role of AuthorityCommentary on Chapter VIIVIII. CommunicationCommentary on Chapter VIIIIX. The Criterion of EfficiencyCommentary on Chapter IXX. Loyalties and Organizational IdentificationCommentary on Chapter XXI. The Anatomy of OrganizationCommentary on Chapter XIAppendix: What Is an Administrative Science?Index
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