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American Sociological Review This is an important book....It classifies organizations on the basis of organizational properties and systematically examines variations among different types of organization....The scope of Etizioni's approach include a wide variety of organizations, from religious societies to concentration camps...valuable reading for all students of organization.The Annals American Academy of Political and Social Science ...a challenging and fresh approach to an important area which has, in general, leaned too closely and too heavily for too long a time on the giant contributions of Max Weber.American Political Science Review ....the analysis of Charisma, and the critique of Weber's well-known discussion of this phenomenon, are among the best things in the book.Personnel Psychology Etzioni breaks into new territory....Perhaps now the ideas planted so long ago by Barnard and Simon will receive the nurture which they so deserve...a contribution of significance. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Amitai Etzioni is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Policy Research. His other books include Political Unification and The Active Society: A Theory of Societal and Political Processes. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 544 pages
  • Free Press; Revised edition edition (December 4, 1975)
  • English
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  • By Socrates on December 28, 2012

    Vintage does not mean outdated. The work Etzioni did on power and influence in organizations still rings true today. I use some of his ideas in my work as a leadership development consultant.

  • By ROGER A REVELL on October 17, 2012

    This is a revised edition of the book originally published in 1961. It covers many dynamics of organizations in 580 pages. One of the most significant contributions of Etzioni here is his outstanding chapter on charisma bringing together the work of Max Weber and Talcott Parsons. A major theme of the book is the relationship between compliance and other organizational variables. Power is a strong minor theme, and the author explains power dynamics from both the individual and the collective perspectives. It is a classic in organizational behavior, but not a quick read. Highly recommended for readers seeking a solid OB foundation.


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