lecture 10-16 - W. Richard Scott: Organizations are...

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W. Richard Scott: Organizations are rational natural and open systems Organizations: social structures created by individuals to support the collaborative pursuit of specified goals Common problems faced by organizations: o Define objectives o Induce participants to contribute o Control and coordinate contributions o Resources must be exchanged with environments o Participants must be selected, trained, and replaced o Relations with neighbors must be maintained Corporate person: idea that organizations act like and in some cases have the legal rights as individual citizens Employment is dominated by relatively few large organizations while most employers are small. o Largest three percent of employing organizations employ over 50% of US workers o Yet, over 50% of organizations have fewer than four employees. Normative structure: values, norms, role expectations of organization for its members Behavioral structure: actual behavior of organization and its members
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lecture 10-16 - W. Richard Scott: Organizations are...

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