Organization - Organisation Theories

Organisation Theories

Among the theories that are or have been most influential are:

  • Enterprise architecture, is the conceptual model that defines the coalescence of organizational structure and organizational behavior.
  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Agency theory (sometimes called principal - agent theory)
  • Contingency theory
  • Complexity theory and organizations
  • Critical management studies
  • Economic sociology
  • Garbage Can Model
  • Scientific management (mainly following Frederick W. Taylor)
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Weberian organization theory (refer to Max Weber's chapter on Bureaucracy in his book 'Economy and Society')

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