First published in 1961, this book is a very influential book on organization theory and industrial sociology. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an organization and its environment — particularly technological and market innovations. Based on first-class scholarship, the book presents the now famous and ubiquitous classifications of ‘mechanistic’ and ‘organic’ systems. For this it has become justly famous, but the book is also a penetrating study of social systems within organizations and organizational dynamics.
|Print publication date: 1994||Print ISBN-13: 9780198288787|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.001.0001|