Accession Number : ADA118107

Title :   Perspectives in Organization Theory: Resource Dependence, Efficiency, and Ecology.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Barney,Jay B ; Ulrich,Dave

PDF Url : ADA118107

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Development of alternative models of organizations plays an important role in the development of organization theory. While many views on organizations have received varying degrees of attention, three perspectives have recently been the object of increasing interest, the resource dependence, efficiency, and ecological perspectives. This paper reviews the assumptions, theories and research of each perspective. It then integrates them by showing that a population perspective provides a meta-theoretical framework within which the other perspectives can be interpreted as guidelines. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management engineering, *Organizations, *Operations research, Management, Model theory, Resource management, Efficiency, Ecology, Power, Control, Economics, Cost effectiveness, Selection, Survival(General)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE