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Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747
Incorporates: Journal of Management History (Archive)

Online from: 1967

Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies

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Formal organizations in contemporary society: The relevance of historical perspectives


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Title:Formal organizations in contemporary society: The relevance of historical perspectives
Author(s):Rocky J. Dwyer, (Centre of Innovative Management, Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada)
Citation:Rocky J. Dwyer, (2005) "Formal organizations in contemporary society: The relevance of historical perspectives", Management Decision, Vol. 43 Iss: 9, pp.1232 - 1248
Keywords:Bureaucracy, Management, Organizational theory
Article type:Literature review
DOI:10.1108/00251740510626290 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – The paper examines the importance and pervasiveness of formal organizations in contemporary society.

Design/methodology/approach – An examination of the historical, classic, and modern theorists' perspectives was undertaken to determine the relevancy of the theories in dealing with the changing social, technological and cultural values of today's organization and society.

Findings – Understanding the importance and pervasiveness of formal organizations in contemporary society would enable individuals to influence better factors associated with changing values.

Practical implications – The findings suggest that an intrinsic understanding of the various dimensions, which help, create and shape an organization, can be influenced at both the micro and macro levels.

Originality/value – This paper presents an overview of the literature which both enhances personal knowledge and understanding at the theoretical and practical levels so as to enable individuals to gain insight on the inherent factors that may be influenced to advance organizational goals and objectives.



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