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Organizations
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Organizations
Management Without Control



July 2007 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a comprehensive understanding of the functions of formal organizations and the challenges they face, this text emphasizes the importance of forces that organizations or their leaders cannot fully control as a key distinctive theme. It covers basic features of organizations such as roles, structure, reward systems, power and authority, and culture and introduces important theoretical perspectives related to these features.
 
Part I: Understanding Organizations
 
1. Let's Get Organized!
 
2. The Organizational Milieu
 
3. Organizational Theories and Perspectives
 
Part II: Means of Cohesion and Coordination
 
4. Social Roles in Organization
 
5. The Rule of Structure
 
6. Reward and Punishment
 
7. Imperative Forces
 
8. Organizational Culture
 
Part III: Organizational Dynamics
 
9. Leadership and Followership
 
10. Communication and Decision Making
 
11. Politics, Conflict, and Change
 
Part IV: The Future Organization
 
12. Bureaucracy
 
13. Innovations and Experiments
 
Part V: Organizations, Personal Interests, and Responsibility
 
14. Organizations and Individual Decisions
 
15. Organizations and Society
 
Glossary
 
Table of Abbreviations
 
Suggested Readings
 
About the Author

some of the theoretical concepts were relevant in developing an insight understanding on some key management challenges

Dr Abdoulie Sallah
Business School, Staffordshire University
August 11, 2013

I really enjoyed reading this book . The content is vibrant up to date and easy to follow. This is a must for my course.

Ms Claudette Hunte Hunte
Div of Urban & Environmental Studies, London South Bank University
June 21, 2011

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