Long a best-seller, this eagerly awaited sixth edition offers an illuminating overview of the field of organizations studies trough 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 makes this book a valuable resource to a wide audience. The book is completely updated and, including the discussion of approximately eleven new writers. Key Features: useful for both students and professionals in management, organization studies, industrial psychology, public administration, social psychology, sociology, political science, and communicationprovides brief summaries of major contributions to the field helps the reader understand and classify different types of organizations serves as a resource giving a general overview of the field
Derek S. Pugh is Emeritus Professor of International Manage-ment at the Open University, United Kingdom, having previously been at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aston, the London Business School, and the Open University Business School. He has been a visiting professor at business schools in France, Germany, Israel, and Italy and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Statistical Society, the Italian Academy of Business Administration, and the International Acad-emy of Management. He has served as Chairman and Honorary Vice-President of the Association of Teachers of Management of the United Kingdom and as editor of the newsletter of the British Academy of Management. He is a founding Academician of the British Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Northampton. Professor Pugh is joint author and editor of 12 books, including the first three volumes of the Aston research program: PUGH, D.S. (ed.) The Aston Programme, vols 1, 2 and 3, Ashgate(Dartmouth), 1998. His latest books are Great Writers on Organizations: The Second Omnibus Edition (2000, Dartmouth Publishing, with David J. Hickson), How to Get a Ph.D. (4th ed., 2005, Open University Press, with Estelle M. Phillips), Management Worldwide (enhanced ed., 2001, Penguin Books, with David J. Hickson), and Anglo-German Business Collaboration: Pitfalls and Potentials (1996, Macmillan, with Dagmar Ebster-Grosz). His edited volume Organization Theory: Selected Classic Readings (5th ed., Penguin Books) appears in 2007. David J. Hickson is Emeritus Professor of International Management and Organization at Bradford School of Management, England. His prin-cipal research interests are how societal culture affects managerial decision making in different nations and what influences the success of major decisions. His previous research has included processes of mana-gerial decision making, power in organizations, and bureaucratization. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the international research journal Organization Studies; a founder of the European research association in his field, the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS); and a founding member of the British Academy of Management. He has held appointments in university business schools and research institutes in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands, has an Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Umea in Sweden, and has lectured widely around the world. He has published numerous research journal papers and book chapters and is author or editor of eight books, most recently Management in Western Europe (1993, DeGruyter) and Management Worldwide: Distinctive Styles Amid Globalization ( enhanced ed, 2001, Penguin Books, with Derek S. Pugh). Prior to becoming an academic, David Hickson worked in financial administration and qualified profes-sionally as a chartered secretary and in personnel management.