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Structures of Organizations

  • Mike Smith
  • John Beck
  • Cary L. Cooper
  • Charles Cox
  • Dick Ottaway
  • Reg Talbot

Abstract

The structures of organizations can be thought of as falling into two categories: micro and macro. The micro aspect of organizational behaviour deals with the behaviour in organizations of individuals, groups and inter-group activities (Chapters 2–9). These areas are often thought to be the special domain of the psychologist. The macro aspects of organizational behaviour, the central concern of this chapter, deal with the global behaviour of an organization as a social system. These aspects include the structure, the influence of the technology used by the organization, and the relationship of the organization to the environment.

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Contingency Theory Turbulent Field Protestant Ethic Protestant Work Ethic Tennessee Valley Authority 
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© Mike Smith, John Beck, Cary L. Cooper, Charles Cox, Dick Ottaway and Reg Talbot 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Smith
    • 1
  • John Beck
    • 1
  • Cary L. Cooper
    • 1
  • Charles Cox
    • 1
  • Dick Ottaway
    • 1
  • Reg Talbot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management SciencesUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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