Read your Rainey text, Chapter 2, pages 16-52 and Chapter 4, pages 86-98. Write a brief explanation of the following theories, including key words, from which to study for this week’s quiz. Please note, the definitions on your quiz may not be exactly worded as what you write here. But the objective is that you will understand and recognize which explanation corresponds best to each theory. Because the quizzes are only 30 minutes, you will do well only if you are well prepared.
Understanding and Managing Public Organizations (5th ed.)
Chapter 2, “Understanding the Study of Organizations” (pp. 16–52)
Chapter 4, “Analyzing the Environment of Public Organizations” (pp. 86–98)
I have assigned these pages in the Rainey text because all together they provide a comprehensive overview of the most important theories of organizational development and management, paying attention to similarities and differences between non-public and public organizations.
Rainey, H.G. (2014).
In Defense of Bureaucracy
I included this article because it emphasizes the positive aspects of Max Weber’s theory of bureaucracy and illustrates why “bureaucracy is not a four-letter word.
I have assigned this reading because it illustrates how various leaders of the World Bank have applied different organizational theories to their management of the Bank. Although the author emphasizes organizational culture in the title and the text, the article is just as much about the theories we study in Week 1 and shows how different organizational theories succeed and fail in various situations and circumstances.
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