The study of bureaucracy must include certain key questions: what are bureaucrats and bureaucracies; why do they exist and what are their functions; how do they behave; how much power do they possess; what is their impact on efficiency and production; and how do they affect society?
This book contains analyses of all these issues, done by a variety of economists of differing backgrounds, approaches and opinions, broadly categorized under the labels Neoclassical, Institutionalist, and Marxist, although there are overlaps and correspondences that cross ideological and/or paradigmal boundaries.
In this book the labels are employed as a guide to the reader with a preference for one approach over the others, and as an indication of how chapters in different sections are related in their approaches.
`... this is really an interesting and worthwhile reading book ... and I can only recommend it to every reader who wants to know something about bureaucracy.' Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 152:3 (1996)
|The Study of Bureaucracy||p. 1|
|The Behavior of Corporate Bureaucrats||p. 25|
|Bureaucracy and Class Marxism||p. 39|
|The Emergence and Functions of Managerial and Clerical Personnel in Marx's Capital||p. 61|
|An Institutionalist Theory of Bureaucracy: Organizations and Technology||p. 83|
|A Model of Corporate Organizational Structure||p. 103|
|Public Sector Bureaucracy: The Neoclassical Structure||p. 113|
|Bureaucracy/Technocracy, Market Structure and Behavior: An Institutionalist's View||p. 131|
|The Economic Functions of Clerical and Managerial Personnel: A Historical Perspective||p. 155|
|Bureaucracy and Society: An Institutionalist Perspective||p. 189|
|Communist Bureaucrats and the Transition to the Market Economy||p. 205|
|Paradigms, Insights, and Problems||p. 223|
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Series: Recent Economic Thought
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 31st December 1993
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.25