organization theory


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organization theory

see ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.

organization theory

a behavioural framework for the analysis of decision-making processes within large complex ORGANIZATIONS. Economic analysis frequently considers a FIRM to be a single autonomous decision-making unit seeking to maximize profit. By contrast, organization theory suggests that in large organizations decisions are often decentralized, that decisions are influenced by other than economic motives and that the decision process is influenced by the company's internal structure, or organization. Nonoptimal or satisficing decisions are the result, rather than profit maximizing. See PROFIT-MAXIMIZATION, FIRM OBJECTIVES, SATISFICING THEORY, BEHAVIOURAL THEORY OF THE FIRM.
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Organization theory is made-up of a multiplicity of largely incommensurable theoretical frameworks and schools of thoughts that help analyze, understand and explain the way organizations work and how people work and live and within them.
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Finally, Marek Szelagowski's paper describes how the evolution of business process management practices, which he describes as dynamic BPM, can--almost as a by-product--bring about the characteristics espoused by learning organization theory. This is particularly intriguing because of the difficult relationship that BPM has had with learning organization theory and knowledge management.
of Lancaster, England), over the course of his career found himself moving towards political theory via organization theory and continental philosophy, in particular the work of Jacques Derrida.
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