Organizations: cases, issues, concepts

Paton, Rob ed. (1988). Organizations: cases, issues, concepts. Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.: Sage Publications.


There is more to managing in organizations than some popular notions of management suggest: this book is designed to promote an understanding of organizations and the things which go on in them.

The selected readings cover large and small, public and private organizations, and deal with concepts ranging from interpersonal to inter-organizational levels of analysis. Issues provides middle-level generalizations about particular problem areas, and can easily be related to students' experience, using the Concepts. The Cases can be used to illustrate particular issues and applications of the concepts.

This book is suitable for introductory courses in management and organization, and is particularly appropriate for students whose principal subject of study may be in other areas such as computing, engineering, acounting or operations research.

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