This new edition of the successful textbook Organization Theories discusses various approaches to theory formation in organization research, offers a critical presentation of the most important organization theories and evaluates their empirical explanatory power. It includes chapters on the foundations of organization theory in scientific theory, Max Weber’s analysis of bureaucracy, management teachings (from good-practice rules through Taylorism to the human relations movement), decision-making theory in the behavioural sciences, the situational approach, institutional economic theory, approaches involving evolutionary theory, neo-institutionalism, interpretive theories, network theory and Luhmann’s systems theory. All the chapters have been revised and updated for the eighth edition.
Alfred Kieser, Mark Ebers (Hrsg.) Organisationstheorien ISBN 978-3-17-034896-7 Kohlhammer, Stuttgart