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1 Combing the Perspectives I. Three Attempts at Integration (1) Etzioni’s Structuralist Model The rational and natural system models are complementary. Etizioni combines both views and examines the distribution of power as well as the bases on which power relations are accepted and become legitimate among the participants in organizations. All organizations embody conflicting tendencies and interests: between formal and informal structures, rational and non-rational aspects of behavior, controlling and controlled participants.
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2 Combing the Perspectives I. Three Attempts at Integration (2) Lawrence and Lorsch’s contingency model Organizational design decisions are contingent upon environmental conditions. The more homogeneous and stable the environment, the more appropriate will be the formalized and hierarchical form. And the more diverse and changing the task environment, the more suitable will be the less formalized and more organic form.
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3 Combing the Perspectives I. Three Attempts at Integration (3) Thompson’s Levels Model
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