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Business Organization (RLE.

Author/Creator:
O'Shaughnessy, John.
Publication:
London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (199 pages)
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Organizations Ser.
Routledge Library Editions: Organizations Ser.
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Summary:
This book presents an integrated view of the three main approaches to organization - classical, human relations and systems - showing what each has of value to contribute and how they complement each other. The three approaches are introduced, followed by critical analysis. The main classical problems are reviewed in the light of the systems approach. Finally there is a comparative summary in tabular form, an illustrative systems study and a decision schedule.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Title Page
Copyright Page
Original Title Page
Original Coypright Page
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
I. Introduction
Approaches to Organization
Setting Objective
Time Span Covered by Objectives
Coverage
Primary Objective, Profit
Secondary Objectives:
Marketing
Product Innovation, Efficiency
Departmental Objectives
Difficulties in Setting Objectives
II. The Classical Approach
Determining Objectives
Grouping Activities
Span of Control
Grouping to Achieve Economies of Scale
Grouping to Achieve Co-ordination
Grouping by Nature of Activity
Conflict of Factors
Co-Ordination and Committees
Co-Ordination and Divisionalization
Delegating Authority
Decentralization and Divisionalization
Specifying Responsibility or Accountability for Performance
Establishing Relationships
Work Organization
III. The Human Relations Approach
Individual Needs and Wants
Behaviour of Work Groups
Behaviour of the Supervisor
Inter-Group Behaviour
Human Relations and Classical Organization Problem
IV. The Systems Approach
Systems Definition
Systems Approach to Organization
Specifying Objectives
Listing the Sub-Systems, or Main Decision Area
Analysing the Decision Areas and Establishing Information Needs
Designing the Communication Channels for the Information Flow
Grouping Decision Areas to Minimize Communications Burden
The Systems Contribution to Classical Organization Problems
Postscript and Summary
Appendix I. Illustrative Systems Study
Appendix II. Decision Schedule
Refereces
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: O'Shaughnessy, John Business Organization (RLE: Organizations)
ISBN:
9781135960384
9780415824736
OCLC:
851695746