Administration in Organizations
Thoenig, Jean-Claude (2015), Administration in Organizations, in Wright, James D., International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier : Amsterdam, p. 103–108
Book titleInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Book authorWright, James D.
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Abstract (EN)Administration in organizations emerged as a specific field of inquiry for social sciences in the middle of the twentieth century. Herbert Simon has defined a program that allows social sciences to move from principles to concepts about action and action taking. Four main perspectives of administration and management are currently influential for further knowledge building as well as for practice-oriented approaches: the art and craft of handling strategic actors and power-based processes, the processes by which moral communities are built and integrated, the cognitive and epistemic dynamics generating cohesion and shared identities inside differentiated organizations, and domination regimes.
Subjects / KeywordsBehaviors; Authority; Organizations; Sociology; Culture; Administration; Decision; Knowledge; Hierarchy; Power; Management; Rules; Integration
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