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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 - OvertureChapter 1 -About Theories of OrganizationChapter 2 - Assumptions About the Nature of Social Science and Society - Gibson Burrell and Gareth MorganPart II - Closed System Rational ModelsChapter 3 - The Classical Approach: The Fundamentals of Top Management - Ralph C. DavisPart III - Closed System Natural ModelsChapter 4 - The Functions of the Executive - Chester BarnardPart IV - Integrative Approaches to OrganizationChapter 5 - Organizations Power and Compliance: Amatai Etzioni's A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations - Robert J. HouseChapter 6 - James D. Thompson's Organizations in Action - Donna GoehlePart V - Open System Rational Models Bounded RationalityChapter 7 - James March and Herbert Simon, Organizations - Henry Tosi Contingency TheoriesChapter 8 -Burns and Stalker, The Management of InnovationChapter 9 - Woodward's Industrial Organization - Donna GoehleChapter 10 - Organization Analysis: A Sociological Point of View - Charles PerrowChapter 11. Henry Mintzberg, The Structuring of Organizations - Janice H. Zahrly Economic ApproachesChapter 12-Agency Theory: an Assessment and Overview - Kathleen EisenhardtChapter 13 - Theory of Managerial Capitalism - Henry TosiChapter 14 The Markets and Hierarchies Program of Research: Origins, Implications, Prospects - Oliver Williamson and William OuchiPart VI - Open System Natural ModelsChapter 15 - Selznick's TVA and the Grass Roots - Henry TosiChapter 16 The Population Ecology of Organizations by - Michael Hannan and John FreemanChapter 17 - The Adolescence of Institutional Theory - W. Richard ScottPart VII - Critical Theory and Post ModernismChapter 18 Critical Organizational Theory - John M. JermierChapter 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
  • ISBN10: 1412924995

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