Organizations in Action

Organizations in Action

“Authority and Power in 'Identical' Organizations,” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 62, November, 1956, pp. 290-301. With F. L. Bates, “Technology, Organization and Administration,” Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 2, December ...

Author: James D. Thompson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780765809919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 795

Organizations act, but what determines how and when they will act? There is precedent for believing that the organization is but an extension of one or a few people, but this is a deceptively simplified approach and, in reality, makes any generalization in organizational theory enormously difficult. Modern-day organizations—manufacturing firms, hospitals, schools, armies, community agencies—are extremely complex in nature, and several strategies, employing a variety of disciplines, are needed to gain a proper understanding of them. Organizations in Action is a classic multidisciplinary study of the behavior of complex organizations as entities. Previous books on the subject focused on the behavior of people in organizational contexts, but this volume considers individual behavior only to the extent that it helps explain the nature of organizations. James D. Thompson offers ninety-five distinct propositions about the behavior of organizations, all relevant regardless of the culture in which they are found. Thompson classifies organizations according to their technologies and environments. That organizations must meet and handle uncertainty is central to his thesis. Organizations in Action is firmly grounded in concepts and theories in the social and behavioral sciences. While it does not offer an actual theory of administration, the book successfully extends the scientific base upon which any emerging administrative theory must rest. This classic work is of continuing value to organizational and management specialists, behavioral scientists, sociologists, administrators, and policymakers.
Categories: Business & Economics

Peacemakers in Action Volume 2

Peacemakers in Action  Volume 2

The core of the program is a series of intensive workshops for madrasa teachers and administrators that examine the need for curricular and pedagogical changes and train teachers in the skills necessary for implementing those changes.

Author: Joyce S. Dubensky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316791011

Category: Political Science


View: 260

Every day, men and women risk their lives to stop violence in religiously charged conflicts around the world. You may not know their names - but you should. Peacemakers in Action, Volume 2 provides a window into the triumphs, risks, failures, and lessons learned of eight remarkable, religiously motivated peacemakers including: • A Methodist bishop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who confronts armed warlords on his front lawn • A Christian who travels to Syria to coordinate medical aid and rebuild postwar communities • A Muslim woman, not knowing how Kabul's imams will react, arrives to train them on how to treat women – respectfully. Volume 2 offers students of religious and grassroots peacebuilding informative techniques and methods for organizing community action, establishing trust in conflict, and instilling hope amid turmoil. The book also features updates of case studies presented in Volume 1.
Categories: Political Science

Faith in Action Volume 2

Faith in Action  Volume 2

See Kenneth R. White and John R. Griffith, The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization (Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 2010). Pim Valentijn et al., “Understanding integrated care: a comprehensive conceptual framework based on ...

Author: Stan Chu Ilo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725293878

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 782

Categories: Religion



474. Wilson, Woodrow, “The Study of Administration”, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 2, June 1887, p. 200. Denhardt, Robert B. and Joseph W. Grubbs, Public Administration: An Action Orientation, 4th ed., Thomson, Canada, 2003, p. 2.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120330825

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 524

This book presents a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and processes of the field of public administration. It provides comprehensive coverage of the major topics of this diverse field. Intended primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students of public administration and political science as well as for civil services aspirants, this book will also be a handy reference for professionals in public service and social service. The book presents an overview of the field of public administration as well as its fundamental aspects, which include the theory of administration and the nature, typology and structure of organisations. It explains the major theoretical perspectives as well as two major specialised areas of the field—public policy and development administration. It also provides an extensive presentation of the prominent aspects of the public administration and management process—span of control, coordination, communication, authority and responsibility, centralisation and decentralisation, and accountability and control.
Categories: Political Science

Educational Administration and Leadership

Educational Administration and Leadership

Knowledge and human interests (J. J. Shapiro, Trans.). Cambridge, MA: Polity Press. Habermas, J. (1987b). The theory of communicative action (Vol. 2: Lifeworld and system: a critique of functionalist reason; T. McCarthy, Trans.).

Author: David Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317577881

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 807

This volume provides diverse perspectives and paradigms in educational administration and leadership. Focusing on particular philosophical and theoretical schools of thought, it traces the contemporary history of debates in the field while also exploring emerging, non-traditional schools for insight and potential contributions to educational administration in multi-cultural contexts. It critically examines trends and issues in society and their impact on educational theory, and gives an overview of the scholarly study of organizations, administration, and leadership to develop introductory understandings of significant concepts and theories.
Categories: Education

Judicial Control of Administrative Action in India

Judicial Control of Administrative Action in India

Holdsworth , William , History of English Law ( 1903 Ed . ) , Vol . 1 - . 114 . Holland , Jurisprudence , 8th Edn . , p . 309 — 630 . Hopkins , E . R . , Administrative Justice in Canada , 17 Can . Bar . Rev . pp . 619 - 634 — 2 , 4 .

Author: A. T. Markose


ISBN: UOM:39015020190008

Category: Administrative law

Page: 852

View: 851

Categories: Administrative law

A Subject Bibliography from Highway Safety Literature

A Subject Bibliography from Highway Safety Literature


Author: United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


ISBN: UOM:39015024374483

Category: Automobiles

Page: 530

View: 450

Categories: Automobiles

Administration of Government Property in the Possession of Conractors

Administration of Government Property in the Possession of Conractors

ST 5000.3 , Vol . 2 1959 the contractor's inventory procees either be approved or disapved . The Contract Administrator's ten approval ... Action to be Taken by the Property Administrator on Contractor's Inventory Discrepancy Report a .

Author: United States. Office of Naval Material


ISBN: MINN:31951D03856930E



View: 569


CTIA Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements 2009 Vol 2

CTIA  Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements 2009 Vol 2

a draft of an implementing bill described in section 2103(b)(3) of the Act (Tab 2);. •. a statement of administrative action proposed to implement the Agreement, which includes an explanation as to how the implementing bill and proposed ...

Author: OCEANA.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199759040


Page: 489

View: 169

Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements is the only up-to-date publication available that offers the full-text coverage of all new U.S. treaties and international agreements. A unique and thorough indexing system, with indices appearing in each volume, allows quick and easy access to treaties.