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Organizations

Management Without Control

Howard P. Greenwald

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Organizations

Management Without Control

Howard P. Greenwald

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Organizations: Management Without Control provides a comprehensive understanding of the functions of formal organizations and the challenges they face. The most effective organizations provide members with opportunities to achieve their personal goals while pursuing the organization's objectives. Using a practical approach with minimal jargon, author Howard P. Greenwald covers the basic features of organizations such as roles, structure, reward systems, power and authority, and culture and introduces important theoretical perspectives related to these features.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the theme of "management without control": This volume differs from most standard texts by highlighting both the challenges and opportunities that result from the independence of the individuals in the organization's ranks.
  • Stresses the importance of individual motivation and self-fulfillment: Recognizing the individual's responsibility for their own success, the book helps readers evaluate clues to whether the organization to which they belong is an adequate opportunity.
  • Offers a critical perspective on current fads and management ideologies: Proposing no formulaic solutions, the book provides the perspectives required to understand each organization's uniqueness and to develop remedies to issues as they arise.
  • Makes theory accessible through numerous real-life examples: Chapters include examples from life in business organizations, government agencies, non-profits, clubs, friendship groups, and families.
  • Examines multinational corporations: Challenges involved in management on an international scale are explored as the book applies the principle of individual and group independence to global matters.
  • Underscores multidisciplinary interest in organizations: Content is drawn from sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and management science.

Intended Audience

This introductory textbook on formal organizations is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Organizational Behavior, Managing Complex Organizations, Sociology of Organizations, and Government/Non-profit Management in the departments of business, public administration, health administration, social work, sociology, and psychology.

Instructor's Resources

An Instructor's Resource CD is available upon request. This CD provides PowerPoint presentations, test questions, additional examples and cases, suggested exercises, and much more!

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Year
2007
ISBN
9781452210599
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In 
addition,
organizations 
must 
deal 
effectively 
with 
potential 
conflict 
with
the 
broader 
society.
Despite 
the 
positive 
contributions 
they 
often 
make,
organizations 
cannot
be 
counted 
upon 
to 
operate 
effectively 
or 
benefit 
their 
members 
and 
the 
broader
society.
The 
manner 
in 
which 
organizations 
address 
their 
members’
needs 
and
relate 
to 
broader 
social 
forces 
helps 
determine 
their 
effectiveness 
and 
longevity.
These 
factors 
also 
influence 
the 
public’s 
perception 
of
the 
organization 
as 
favorable
or 
unfavorable.
Social 
and 
management 
scientists 
have 
formulated 
many 
theories 
about 
organi-
zations.
Some 
have 
focused 
on 
organizations 
as 
mechanisms 
rationally 
designed
to 
accomplish 
tasks.
Others 
have 
highlighted 
the 
organization’s 
environment,
including 
its 
economic,
technological,
and 
legal 
dimensions.
Still 
others 
have
concentrated 
on 
the 
presence 
of
conflict:
among 
members 
of
organizations,
between 
members 
and 
the 
organization 
itself,
and 
between 
the 
organization 
and
the 
surrounding 
society.
Several 
theories 
focusing 
on 
other 
dimensions 
have 
made
important 
contributions 
as 
well.
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