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Change in Public Bureaucracies - Marshall W. Meyer

Change in Public Bureaucracies


Published: 31st October 1979
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This book examines in detail the process of change in 240 city, county, and state public bureaucracies responsible for local finance administration. Using the longitudinal method of analysis, the data show organizational structures to be much less stable than conventional stereotypes have suggested. Variables such as organizational leadership, claims to domain, and survival (as opposed to replacement or reorganization) were found to mediate environmental effects on bureaucracies. The book also discusses traditional theories of bureaucracy, theories emphasizing the importance of environment for organizational theory is possible. The concluding chapter draws extensive theoretical implications from the empirical findings of the study.

Issues in organizational theory
Organizational research
The concept of organizational structure
Some effects of leadership
Organizational domains
The process of bureaucratization
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ISBN: 9780521226707
ISBN-10: 0521226708
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 31st October 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56