The Study of Organizations: Positions, Persons, and Patterns


Readers are introduced to basic terms and principles used in the study of organizations as an invitation to further learning. The approach blends classical writing on organizations with current research and examples illustrating key elements of positions, patterns, and persons. A discussion of role analysis shows how these elements enter into the actual behavior of participants. Discussions of such topics as interaction and bureaucracy and a unique chapter on paperwork and record-keeping are presented.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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