Administrative behavior A study of decision-making processes in administrative organization Herbert A. Simon
By: Simon, Hernert A.Publisher: Estados unidos The free press 1997Edition: 4th. ed.Description: xv., 368 p. 24 cm.ISBN: 9780684835822.Subject(s): Aministración | Comportamiento otganizacional | Toma de decisionesDDC classification: 658.4
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In this fourth edition of his ground-breaking work, Herbert A. Simon applies his pioneering theory of human choice and administrative decision-making to concrete organizational problems. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication, Professor Simon enhances his timeless observations on the human decision-making process with commentaries examining new facets of organizational behavior. Investigating the impact of changing social values and modem technology on the operation of organizations, the new ideas featured in this revised edition update a book that has become a worldwide classic.
Named by Public Administration Review as "Book of the Half Century," Administrative Behavior is considered one of the most influential books on social science thinking, and was referred to by the Nobel Committee as "epoch-making."
Written for managers and other professionals who wish to understand the decision-making processes at the heart of organization and management, it is also essential reading for students in business and management, economics, sociology, psychology computer science, government, and law.
Include appendix and contents. Appendix. What is an administrative science?
Decision-making and administrative organization. - - Some problems of administrative theory. - - Fact and value in decision-making. - - Rationality in administrative behavior. - - The psychology of administrative decisions. - - The equilibrium of the organization. - - The role of authority.- - Communication. - - The criterion of efficiency. - - Loyalties and organizational identification. - - The anatomy of organitation. -
Is basically a book for organization watchers and organization designers. As the preface to the original edition explains, the book's aim is to show how organizations can be understood in terms of their decision processes. Almost all of us qualify as organization watchers, as we spend most of our waking lives in organizational environments.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction to the Fourth Edition
- Preface to the First Edition
- I Decision-Making and Administrative Organization Commentary on Chapter I
- II Some Problems of Administrative Theory Commentary on Chapter II
- III Fact and Value in Decision-Making Commentary on Chapter III
- IV Rationality in Administrative Behavior Commentary on Chapter IV
- V The Psychology of Administrative Decisions Commentary on Chapter V
- VI The Equilibrium of the Organization Commentary on Chapter VI
- VII The Role of Authority Commentary on Chapter VII
- VIII Communication Commentary on Chapter VIII
- IX The Criterion of Efficiency Commentary on Chapter IX
- X Loyalties and Organizational Identification Commentary on Chapter X
- XI The Anatomy of Organization Commentary on Chapter XI
- Appendix What Is an Administrative Science?