Long a best-seller, this eagerly-awaited Fifth Edition offers an illuminating overview of the field of organization studies through the views of leading writers whose ideas are presently the subject of much interest and debate. Derek S. Pugh and David J. Hickson do a masterful job of capturing the essence of each writer's contribution to the field-providing coverage of all the cutting edge theories in management today. The clear explanation of complex ideas and the breadth of coverage make this book a valuable resource to a wide audience. The book is completely updated, including the discussion of eight new writers: Charles Handy, Christopher Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal, Paul J. DiMaggio, Walter Powell, Andrew Pettigrew, Peter Senge, and Gareth Morgan.
Writers on Organizations is an invaluable volume that will be useful for students and professional in many areas including management, organization studies, industrial psychology, public administration, social psychology, sociology, political science, and communication.