ERIC Number: EJ280907
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
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Central Perspectives and Debates in Organization Theory.
Astley, W. Graham; Van de Ven, Andrew H.
Administrative Science Quarterly, v28 n2 p245-73 Jun 1983
Classifies organizational theories, by analytical level and assumptions about human nature, into four perspectives (system-structural, strategic choice, natural selection, collective action), each with different concepts of organizational structure, behavior, change, and managerial roles. Identifies six debates generated among the perspectives and integrates the debates on a metatheoretical level. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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