formal theory and the flexible organization

Stout Jr., Russell
January 1981
Advanced Management Journal (03621863);Winter81, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
Focuses on formal theories of management and flexibility of organizations. Theories of flexibility; Structural problems with automated information systems; Importance of informality in organizations; Identification of organizational problems; Nature of managing.


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