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Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives

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For advanced undergraduate courses on organizations, sociology of organizations, organizations & management, and organization theory. Courses can be found in the departments of sociology, business and public administration departments.

Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems 1/e, covers the early history of organization studies, provides a comp
Paperback, 452 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Prentice Hall (first published 1997)
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Sep 07, 2011 Jlnelso rated it really liked it
Terrible title that totally betrays the clarity and interest level of this book! Read ch. 2-4. Wordy but meaty content. I used to be so into organizations, and this kind of reminded me why.
Jul 23, 2011 Stephen rated it liked it

Good foundational piece explaining the wide range of theories for organizational development and design.
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Apr 11, 2011 Jim Flora rated it really liked it
This book covers a lot of ground, and it does so fairly well. Clearly written, but definitely dense. If you're serious about studying organizations, this would be a good place to start.
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This book is so poorly edited and organized (ironic!) as to be virtually unreadable.
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Brilliant compilation of the major academic research into social and business organizational patterns. Applicable to almost any discipline.
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See my review of Morgan: again, a tough read, but its' all there...
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W. Richard (Dick) Scott received his undergraduate and M.A. degrees from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

He is currently Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University where he also holds courtesy appointments in the Graduate School of Business, School of Education, and School of Medicine. He has been at Stanford througho
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