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Automated Organizations

Development and Structure of the Modern Business Firm


Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nelio Oliveira
    Pages 1-4
  3. Traditional Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 15-26
  4. Changes in the Situational Factors

  5. Internal Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 103-122
    3. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 123-143
  6. The Automated Bureaucracy and Its Variations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 147-199
    3. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 201-218
  7. To Finish

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Nelio Oliveira
      Pages 221-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-236

About this book


This book attempts to characterize a new organizational form that is now visible in many companies as a substitute of previous forms related to mechanized or mechanistic standards. The book is based on the approach of organizational structure and on Henry Mintzberg’s work on organizational configurations. As a matter of fact, it attempts to supplement and update Mintzberg's organizational taxonomy, taking into account changes in the structure and work organization of business firms. The book is written for all people whose work is related to organizations and who are interested in the subjects it deals with.


Automation Bureaucracy Labor Organization Organizational Change Organizational Structure

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.of Minas Gerais - PUC MinasPontifical Catholic UniversityBelo HorizonteBrazil

About the authors

After working in organizations for several years, at present, Nelio Oliveira teaches courses in Business Administration and Information Systems in Brazil at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais - PUC Minas. He also conducts research on Organizations and provides consulting in Management.

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