Organizations: A Very Short Introduction by Mary Jo HatchOrganizations: A Very Short Introduction by Mary Jo Hatch

Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

byMary Jo Hatch

Paperback | April 30, 2011

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Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from, what they are today, and what they mightbecome in the future? How and why do they have so much influence over us, and what influences them? How do they contribute to and detract from the meaningfulness of lives, and how might we improve them so they better serve our needs and desires? This Very Short Introductions addresses all of these questions and considers many more. Mary Jo Hatch introduces the concept of organizations by presenting definitions and ideas drawn from the a variety of subject areas including the physical sciences, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology,literature, and the visual and performing arts. Drawing on examples from prehistory and everyday life, from the animal kingdom as well as from business, government, and other formal organizations, Hatch provides a lively and thought provoking introduction to the process of organization.
Mary Jo Hatch is an organization theorist doing research, teaching, and consulting in the areas of organizational culture, identity, and corporate branding. She has worked with, and studied, many companies including LEGO Group, Novo Nordisk, Johnson and Johnson, and Nissan. She has written or co-authored several books including Organi...
Title:Organizations: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. What is organization?2. What is the best way to organize?3. What does it mean to be an organization?4. Who does organizing serve?5. How does organizing happen?6. Why do organizational scholars disagree?7. Where do we go from here?