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The conventional wisdom concerning American public administrative thought suggests that a naive orthodoxy in vogue during the first portion of this century, was exposed as ideology a few decades ago and that the demise of the orthodoxy signaled the rise of innumerable perspectives. In this...
The concept of a meshing organization is defined. A meshing organization brings about coordination between political and bureaucratic entities without threatening their autonomy. Differences between meshing organizations and other coordinative structures are explored. The strategies are...
Despite the importance of employee performance appraisal and the generally low regard in which the process is held in local government, there has been little municipal experimentation with peer appraisal—a technique demonstrated elsewhere to be reliable and valid. In this paper previous...
In this article the author uses Harry Stack Sullivan's theory of social psychiatry and various psychoanalytic applications of organizational theory to suggest to what extent bureaucratized human relations and formal organizational stuctures are products of the psyche and thereby perpetuated by...
At the core of most research programs lies a suggestive metaphor systematized into a model and then developed into an empirically testable theory. In organizational theory, machine, organic, and dramatic metaphors have abounded; however, the concerns of these metaphors may be subsumed by...
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