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Long a best-seller, this eagerly awaited Sixth Edition offers an illuminating overview of the field of organization studies through the views of leading writers whose ideas are presently the subject of much interest and debate. Authors Derek S. Pugh and David J. Hickson do a masterful job of capturing the essence of each writer's contribution to the field—providing coverage of all the classic and cutting edge theories in management today.

New to the Sixth Edition:

Discusses the work of new writers and brings the work of previous writers up-to-date: Takes into account the changing organizational issues and new work making an impact in the field.; Incorporates new material on leading experts: This updated edition includes the presentation of six additional writers—Stewart Clegg, Lex Donaldson, Peter Drucker, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Michel Foucault, and Richard Whitley.; Illuminates the ideas of a wide range of key organizational thinkers: The authors include summaries of major contributions to the field, past and present, to help readers understand and classify different types of organizations.

Intended Audience:

This handy resource can be used by both students and professionals in Management, Organization Studies, Industrial Psychology, Public Administration, Social Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Communication.

Meet author Derek Pugh! Visit his website at http://www.derekpugh.com or email him at d.s.pugh@open.ac.uk

People in Organizations
People in organizations

Management succeeds or fails in proportion as it is accepted without reservation by the group as authority and leader.

—Elton Mayo

The entire organization must consist of a multiple overlapping group structure with every work group using group ...

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