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Complex organizations

a critical essay

by Charles Perrow

  • 105 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Organization

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Perrow ; academic consultants, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., Harold L. Wilensky
    The Physical Object
    Pagination270 p. ;
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16653187M
    ISBN 100394332903
    LC Control Number78024300

    Are Organizations True Complex Adaptive Systems? Good managers fail because their management practices were developed to solve complicated problems, but their problems are much more than complicated; they are complex. Altering fundamental assumptions about how organizations and projects should be managed is a difficult assignment. Human Services as Complex Organizations, Second Edition brings together the latest theoretical and empirical studies on human service organizations. It pays particular attention to the distinct attributes of these organizations, reviews the appropriateness of various theoretical perspectives, and applies new theoretical approaches to study these organizations such as institutional logic, moral Author: Yeheskel Hasenfeld.

    Chapter 10 An * in front of a card indicates bolded text in the notes. Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Perrow/Complex Organizations Normal Accident Theory. His book, Normal Accidents () introduced the idea that people will interact with complex technological systems to create whole, or unitary, systems. Interactions occur within these systems over two significant dimensions of interactive complexity and coupling of components. The.

    Complexity theory and organizations, also called complexity strategy or complex adaptive organizations, is the use of the study of complexity systems in the field of strategic management and organizational studies.. Complexity theory is an interdisciplinary theory that grew out of systems theory in the s.: It draws from research in the natural sciences that examines uncertainty and non. Charles B. Perrow (February 9, – Novem ) was an emeritus professor of sociology at Yale University and visiting professor at Stanford authored several books and many articles on organizations, and was primarily concerned with the impact of large organizations on society.


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