Max Weber's comeback, wearing topical hats
- Adapting TQM to Change Indian Bureaucracy: A View From Inside. KUMAR, MADHU RANJAN; SAHAY, B. K.; RANJAN, P. // Quality Management Journal;2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p23
This paper aims to study how TQM can be used to transform Indian bureaucracy. A study in six units of Indian government was followed by action research in one unit of Indian government. The research shows that within the context of ISO, a prevalence of robust corrective and preventive actions...
- Towards educational inclusion in Bosnia-Herzegovina "Project ethnography" in development anthropology. Tarabusi, Federica // Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1
Over time, the relationship between anthropology and development has been so problematic that today many key issues and open questions remain unresolved in the academic world. Although engaged with post-modernism theoretical legacy, more recently, attention has shifted from these approaches to...
- Management by Crisis. Summers, Jim // Public Personnel Management;May/Jun77, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p194
Focuses on the study of management by crisis. Processes involved; Presence of bureaucracy in the work system; Advantages and disadvantages of management by crisis.
- A Prank and Its Possibilities. // Communication Currents;Jun2012, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p2
The article discusses several ways in which individuals can survive and prosper in their everyday life, that include communicating with groups, interacting with institutions, negotiating with corporations, and using bureaucracy to navigate their way.
- Privatization makes more sense than bureaucracy. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;7/30/2012, Vol. 30 Issue 31, p10
The author examines the collaboration entered into by the city of Grand Rapids with Livonia, both in Michigan, for a new state-empowered entity to share services which functions he thought could simply be privatized instead of being layered into a new bureaucracy.
- Bureaucratic Organization and Educational Change. Kimbrough, Ralph B.; Todd, Eugene A. // Educational Leadership;Dec1967, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p220
The article discusses bureaucracy, a pattern of ordering and specifying relationships among personnel in an organization, and educational change in the U.S. Under a bureaucratic form of organization, authority is vested in a position rather than in an individual. And also, the rankings of...
- Relations among Perceived Environmental Uncertainty, Organization Structure, and Boundary-Spanning Behavior. Leifer, Richard; Huber, George P. // Administrative Science Quarterly;Jun77, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p235
Boundary-spanning activity is conceived of as an intervening variable between organization structure and perceived environmental uncertainty (PEU). This is due primarily because, since boundary spanners operate at the skin of the organization, their functions are to interpret environmental...
- HOW DOES BUREAUCRACY IMPACT INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY? A CROSS-LEVEL INVESTIGATION OF TEAM CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES ON GOAL ORIENTATION-CREATIVITY RELATIONSHIPS. Hirst, Giles; Van Knippenberg, Daan; Chin-Hui Chen; Sacramento, Claudia A. // Academy of Management Journal;Jun2011, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p624
Offering important counterpoint to work identifying team influences stimulating creative expression of individual differences in goal orientation, we develop cross-level theory establishing that team bureaucratic practices (centralization and formalization) constrain creative expression....
- Gagging on chaos. Bart, Christopher K. // Business Horizons;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p26
Discusses how bureaucracy and tight controls facilitate and support innovation efforts in several corporations. How bureaucracy aids innovation; Ensuring the success of new products; Formal reward system; How formal training breaks down barriers to innovation; Formal structure; Formal...