Theories of Organization

Theories of Organization

By: Henry L. Tosi (author)Paperback

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Many students have learned about the theories of organization, not by reading the original works, but by reading discussions of theories in textbooks. This sets the theories in context and provides some useful and important information, but those who take this approach to learning fail to see the more complete underlying theoretical structures, which are set forth clearly in Henry Tosi's Theories of Organization.

About Author

Henry Tosi is currently the McGriff Professor of Management Emeritus at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1964. Before coming to Gainesville, he was on the faculty at Michigan State University and the University of Maryland. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of California-Irvine, Emory University, Cornell University in the United States. He also has held visiting appointments at Luigi Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), LUISS (Rome, Italy), the University of Catania in Sicily, and the University of Modena (Modena, Italy). He has been the President of the Midwest Division of the Academy of Management, a founding member of the Organizational Behavior Division and the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, as well as serving on the Board of Governors. In addition, he has served on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Research, and The Academy of Management Review. Along with Bernard Bass and Robert House, he is a founding editor of The Leadership Quarterly. His research has covered a range of diverse topics. His work on Management by Objectives was among the first serious research studies on the role of goals and goal setting in organizations. His most recent work has been on CEO compensation issues and organizational control. His scholarly papers have appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Personnel Psychology, The Journal of Applied Psychology, The Journal of Business, Human Relations, Business Horizons, and The California Management Review.


Part I - Overture Chapter 1 -About Theories of Organization Chapter 2 - Assumptions About the Nature of Social Science and Society - Gibson Burrell and Gareth Morgan Part II - Closed System Rational Models Chapter 3 - The Classical Approach: The Fundamentals of Top Management - Ralph C. Davis Part III - Closed System Natural Models Chapter 4 - The Functions of the Executive - Chester Barnard Part IV - Integrative Approaches to Organization Chapter 5 - Organizations Power and Compliance: Amatai Etzioni's A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations - Robert J. House Chapter 6 - James D. Thompson's Organizations in Action - Donna Goehle Part V - Open System Rational Models Bounded Rationality Chapter 7 - James March and Herbert Simon, Organizations - Henry Tosi Contingency Theories Chapter 8 -Burns and Stalker, The Management of Innovation Chapter 9 - Woodward's Industrial Organization - Donna Goehle Chapter 10 - Organization Analysis: A Sociological Point of View - Charles Perrow Chapter 11. Henry Mintzberg, The Structuring of Organizations - Janice H. Zahrly Economic Approaches Chapter 12-Agency Theory: an Assessment and Overview - Kathleen Eisenhardt Chapter 13 - Theory of Managerial Capitalism - Henry Tosi Chapter 14 The Markets and Hierarchies Program of Research: Origins, Implications, Prospects - Oliver Williamson and William Ouchi Part VI - Open System Natural Models Chapter 15 - Selznick's TVA and the Grass Roots - Henry Tosi Chapter 16 The Population Ecology of Organizations by - Michael Hannan and John Freeman Chapter 17 - The Adolescence of Institutional Theory - W. Richard Scott Part VII - Critical Theory and Post Modernism Chapter 18 Critical Organizational Theory - John M. Jermier Chapter 19 -Past Postmodernism? Reflections and Tentative Directions - Marta Calas and Linda Smircich

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  • ISBN13: 9781412924993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781412924993
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 1412924995

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