MG 440 Complex Organizations IN
F2J 2006 IN
McGregor, Neal L.
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Textbook: Perrow, C., (1986). Complex organizations: A critical essay. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
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INFORMATION SHEET FOR TERM PAPERS
Peter Drucker Organization Structure & Technology
Power Conflict in Organizations
Elton Mayo 21st Century Organizations
Maslow's Hierarchy of Need Humans
Change and revolution: Which comes first?
The Best Organization Structure
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Form: 60 %
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1000 words minimum (three or more letters per word) 10 %
Three references and the
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