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Contemporary Organizational Theories
This paper analyzes contemporary organizational theories as products of an evolutionary process.
# 110521 | 1,712 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2008 in Business (Administration) , Business (Management)

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The paper relates that contemporary organizational theories have shifted the focus of control from the organizational structure itself to the value and contribution of the individual. The paper explains this to mean that today's theories have changed from being essentially hierarchical, rigid and lacking agility. The paper shows how theories today take a more integrated approach to responding to customers and the broader market influences.

Organizational Theories' Evolutionary Pattern of Growth
The Future of Organizational Theories' Evolution

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Christian Cordes. "The Role of "Instincts" in the Development of Corporate Cultures." Journal of Economic Issues 41.3 (2007): 747-764. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest.13 Jan. 2008
  • Gerald F Davis. "Mechanisms and the Theory of Organizations. " Journal of Management Inquiry 15.2 (2006): 114-118. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 15 Jan. 2008
  • Anil K Gupta, Paul E Tesluk, M Susan Taylor. "Innovation At and Across Multiple Levels of Analysis. " Organization Science 18.6 (2007): 885-897,1022-1023. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest;14 Jan. 2008
  • Michael G. Jacobides. "The architecture and design of organizational capabilities. " Industrial and Corporate Change 15.1 (2006): 151. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest. 13 Jan. 2008
  • James A Kitts, Paul T Trowbridge. "Shape up or ship out: social networks, turnover, and organizational culture. " Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 13.4 (2007): 333-353. ABI/INFORM Global. ProQuest 12 Jan. 2008

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