This study on the nature and process of decision-making in organizations has come to dominate contemporary understanding of not only this issue, but the workings of organizations generally. This book collects together for the first time over 20 of James March's key essays, including those co-authored with R M Cyert, H A Simon and others. The coverage ranges from his early work on the behavioural theory of the firm, through conflict and adaptive rules in organizations, to decision-making under ambiguity (including the famed "garbage can" model). The book includes a new introduction, summarising the development of the author's work and ideas up to the present day. "Decisions and Organizations" provides a unique record of the work of this seminal figure, and a fresh perspective on many of the key issues in the theory of organizations. Academics and students of organisation and management theory, economics, and the sociology of organisations.
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For over 30 years, James March has made a sustained and innovative contribution to the field of organizational theory. In this series of lectures, previously unpublished in English, March explores the problems of leadership. These problems, he proposes, are dealt with more effectively in works of great literature than in management textbooks. Reading ‘War and Peace’ or ‘Don Quixote’, according to March, allows us to develop a critical ability which complements the techniques we acquire elsewhere.
March uses literature to present a range of moral dilemmas related to leadership – questions concerning the balance between private life and public duties, between ingenuity and innocence, between diversity and integration, and between the expression and the control of sexuality. He encourages us to explore ideas that are subversive, unpalatable, and which may not work in the short term, but which allow organisations to adapt in a rapidly changing world.About the Author:
James G. March is Fred H. Merrill Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University. He has inspired generations of students with his work in organizational theory. His previous publications include ‘Decisions and Organizations’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1989), ‘Behavioral Theory of the Firm’ (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1992) and ‘The Pursuit of Organizational Intelligence’ (Blackwell Publishing, 1998).
Thierry A. Weill is Professor of Technology Management at Ecole des Mines in Paris. From 2000 to 2002, he acted as scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of France, Lionel Jospin. He is the author of two books, over 40 scientific papers, and several patents. He chairs a monthly workshop on technology and innovation management.
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Book Description Blackwell Publishers;, 1988. Book Condition: Gut. 458 Seiten Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut. Sprache: Englisch. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 820 21,4 x 14,9 x 1,9 cm, gebundene Ausgabe. Bookseller Inventory # 1436079
Book Description Oxford & New York: Basil Blackwell, ., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. vi, 458 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Reprints 19 essays. Bookseller Inventory # 19852