Organizations

A Very Short Introduction

Mary Jo Hatch

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Abstract

Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from, what they are today, and what they might become in the future? How and why do they have so much influence over us, and what influences them? How do they contribute to and detract from the meaningfulness of lives, and how might we improve them so they better serve our needs and desires? This Very Short Introductions addresses all of these questions and considers many more. Mary Jo Hatch introduces the concept of organizations by presenting definitions and ideas drawn from the a variety of subject areas including the physical sciences, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, literature, and the visual and performing arts. Drawing on examples from prehistory and everyday life, from the animal kingdom as well as from business, government, and other formal organizations, Hatch provides a lively and thought provoking introduction to the process of organization.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Print)9780199584536, 0199584532
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesVery Short Introductions
Number113979

Keywords

  • Organizational Theory
  • Textboxes

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Hatch, M. J. (2011). Organizations: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Short Introductions, No. 113979
Hatch, Mary Jo. / Organizations : A Very Short Introduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011. 176 p. (Very Short Introductions; No. 113979).
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