Choose an organization and examine the organizational structure using formal, informal, and systems theoretical
models. Apply the models to the analysis of organizational processes
and
operations, including decision making, communication, leadership, control and
change.
Considers how size, technology, task and other structural characteristics
affect overall
organizational performance.
Use any of these organizational theories:
1 Weber – Legitimate
Bureaucracy and Authority
2 Pugh – Does Context Determine
Form?
3 Williamson – The Modern
Corporation
4 Bartlett and Ghoshal – The
Transnational Organization
5 Handy – The Virtual
Organization
6 Burns – Mechanistic and Organismic
Structures
7 Lawrence and Lorsch – High-Performing
Organizations in
Three Environments
8 Pfeffer and Salancik – The
Design and Management of
Externally Controlled Organizations
9 Miles and Snow – Organizational
Fit
10 Hannan and Freeman – The
Population Ecology of
Organizations
11 Hofstede – Motivation,
Leadership and Organization: Do
American Theories of Organization Apply
Abroad
12 Fayol – General Principles
of Management
13 Taylor – Scientific
Management
14 Mintzberg – The Manager’s
Job: Folklore and Fact
15 Kanter – Power Failure in
Management Circuits
16 March – The Technology of
Foolishness
17 Mayo – Hawthorne and the
Western Electric Company
18 Herzberg – The
Motivation-Hygiene Theory
19 Schein – Career Anchors
20 Weick – Enacted Sensemaking
in Career Situations
21 Argyris – Defensive
Routines
22 DiMaggio and Powell – Institutional
Isomorphism
23 Pettigrew – Context and
Action in the Transformation of the
Firm
24 Senge – Building Learning
Organizations
25 Morgan – Imaginization: On Spider Plants
26 Peters – Creating the Curious
Corporation
27 Foucault – The Means of Correct
Training
28 Clegg – Modernist and
Post-Modernist Environments
29 Eisenhardt – Making Fast
Strategic Decisions in High-Velocity
Environments
30 Donaldson – Contingency Fit
and Performance