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Organizations: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #263)

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Organizations are everywhere. We meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But we rarely give much thought to where they came from, what they are today, and what they might become in the future. How and why do they have so much influence over us, and what influences them? How do they ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bojan Tunguz
Sep 07, 2011 Bojan Tunguz rated it did not like it
Organizations are everywhere. It is impossible not to be a part of at least one major organization, be it your place of work, worship, or education. Understanding what organizations are and how they operate, evolve, and dissolve are important topics that any educated person ought to explore. Unfortunately, it is impossible to glean any useful information about organizations from this very short introduction.

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Aug 05, 2015 Daniel Wright rated it really liked it
The title does not look promising, but this turned out to be actually quite interesting, touching on a wide range of disciplines to make salient points about organizations of all types.
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