Leadership and Organizational Culture Book Review by Nicky

Leadership and Organizational Culture
Reviews Edgar Schein's text "Organizational Culture and Leadership" (2004) and Herbert Simon's text "Administrative Behavior" (1997).
# 128664 | 2,765 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 03, 2010 in Business (Administration) , Sociology (Theory) , Business (Management)

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This paper first explains that, in his text "Administrative Behavior", Herbert Simon argues that decision-making is a central part of effective organizational administration. Next, the author points out that Edgar Schein's text "Organizational Culture and Leadership" determines that effective organizational leadership is not based specifically on decision-making as much as within the organizational culture. The paper concludes that the several leadership principles that are discussed by the author are not superior to the ideas presented by either Schein or Simon.

From the Paper:

"This discussion does not seek to pit organizational culture against proper decision-making. Quite certainly, both are necessary elements to the creation of an effective organization. Instead, this account is concerned with the primary texts by Simon and Schein, which pay their foci to the common subject of effective organizational administration but which do so with decidedly distinct emphases. Our examination is concerned with the comparative examination of these respective emphases of decision-making and organizational culture."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schein, E.H. (2004). Organizational Culture and Leadership (3rd ed.) San Francisco: The Joseey-Bass Business & Management Series.
  • Simon, H.A. (1997). Administrative Behavior, (4th ed.) New York: Free Press.
  • Wikipedia. (2008). Herbert Simon. Wikimedia, Ltd. Inc.
  • Wikipedia1, (2008). Edgar Schein. Wikimedia, Ltd. Inc.

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APA Format

Leadership and Organizational Culture (2010, August 03) Retrieved October 03, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/leadership-and-organizational-culture-128664/

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