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Running Header: Organizational Theory Article Review 1 Assignment F: Organizational Theory Article Review Christina Long ELAD 8043 Advanced Organizational Theory and Inquiry Summer 2021 Arkansas State University
Organizational Theory Article Review 2 Assignment F: Organizational Theory Article Review This analysis will synthesize the contextual data found in William Ouchi and Raymond Price’s organizational theory Type Z. In an article published by Elsevier Science, Ouchi and Price compare the conceptual frameworks of American organizations to Japanese organizations. Ouchi and Price developed their theory based on the ideas of organizational theories Elton Mayo, Chris Argyris, Douglas McGregor, and Rensis Likert. In the article, Ouchi and Price claimed that Mayo, Argyris, McGregor, and Likert were the founding fathers of organizational theory Type Z’s development and often referred to their ideas as Type Z organizations throughout the article. In their analysis, Ouchi and Price focus on the role of bureaucracy and hierarchical structures in an organization. They often tied the hierarchical structures of American organizations to that of the populous of society. For example, the article stated, “Type Z organization, like any clan, on the other hand, has some outstanding weaknesses. Because it is so homogeneous concerning

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