Book Organizations : rational, natural, and open systems / W. Richard Scott.
Publication year: c2003.
Call Number HM786 .S15 2003
Media class: Book
Edition: 5th ed.
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013016559X 9780130165596
Includes Pref. by author.
Extent: xv, 430 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.
Part One. An introduction to organizations. The subject is organization. -- Part Two. Three perspectives on organizations. Organizations as rational systems -- Organizations as natural systems -- Organizations as open systems -- Combining the perspectives. -- Part Three. Environments, strategies, and structures. Conceptions of environments -- Creating organizations -- Boundary setting and boundary spanning -- Sources of structural complexity : the technical core -- Sources of structural complexity : the peripheral components -- Goals, power, and control. -- Part Four. Organizations and society. Organizational pathologies -- Organizational effectiveness.