Organizations /
James G. March and Herbert A. Simon ; with the collaboration of Harold Guetzkow.
2nd ed.
Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1993.
ix, 287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
063118631X (alk. paper)
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Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1993.
063118631X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-275) and index.
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This book provides the original and definitive treatments of such fundamental concepts as bounded rationality, attention focus, and problem solving.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 1
Organizational Behaviorp. 20
The Significance of Organizations as Social Institutionsp. 21
The Literature of Organization Theoryp. 23
Organization of This Bookp. 25
Some Types of Propositionsp. 26
Some Psychological Postulatesp. 28
"Classical" Organization Theoryp. 31
Taylor's Scientific Managementp. 31
Theories of Departmentalizationp. 40
Operational and Empirical Problems of Classical Administrative Sciencep. 49
Conclusionp. 52
Motivational Constraints: Intraorganizational Decisionsp. 53
Influence Processesp. 54
Theories of Bureaucracyp. 55
Satisfaction and Productivityp. 66
Motivation to Producep. 71
Conclusionp. 101
Motivational Constraints: The Decision to Participatep. 103
The Theory of Organizational Equilibriump. 103
The Participantsp. 108
Employee Participation: The Participation Criterionp. 110
Employee Participation: The General Modelp. 112
Factors Affecting the Perceived Desirability of Movement from the Organizationp. 113
Factors Affecting the Perceived Ease of Movement from the Organizationp. 119
Extension to Other Participantsp. 125
Opportunism and Organizational Survivalp. 128
Conclusionp. 130
Conflict in Organizationsp. 132
Individual Conflictp. 133
Organizational Conflict: Individual Conflict Within an Organizationp. 137
Organizational Conflict: Intergroup Conflict Within an Organizationp. 140
Organizational Reaction to Conflictp. 149
Interorganizational Conflictp. 152
Conclusionp. 155
Cognitive Limits on Rationalityp. 157
The Concept of Rationalityp. 158
Performance Programs in Organizationsp. 163
Perception and Identificationsp. 172
The Division of Workp. 179
Communicationp. 182
Organization Structure and the Boundaries of Rationalityp. 190
Planning and Innovation in Organizationsp. 193
The Concept of Initiationp. 193
The Process of Innovationp. 197
The Occasions of Innovationp. 203
The Elaboration of Programsp. 207
Organization Level and Innovationp. 215
The Planning Processp. 221
Conclusionp. 232
Postscriptp. 234
Bibliographyp. 236
Numerical Index to Variablesp. 276
Indexp. 281
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