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Joan Acker
Gendering Organization Theory (1992) Acker argues that ordinary activities in organizations are not gender neutral.
They perpetuate the gendered subculture within the organization itself
and within wider society-as well as within organization theory.
Chris Argyris
Harvard Business School professor working in the area of Learning Systems; worked with Senge on what became the Fifth Discipline books.
Chester Barnard
The Economy of Incentives (Chester Barnard, 1938) Chester Barnard characterizes the worker as motivated by inducements which can be material in nature, in the form of incentives such as money and improved working conditions, or the more powerful form of persuasion, which can include patriotism, righteous causes, or “ideal benefactions.” Implementing the right balance of inducements, according to Barnard, is the greatest challenge of the executive officer.
J. Barney & Wm. Ouchi
Emphasize organizational theory over economic theory as a useful tool for analysing behaviour. Write on differences between American and Japanese management practices; agency and price theories.
P. Blau & W. R. Scott
Social Organizations are defined by a structure of (1) social relations among a group of people and (2) shared beliefs and orientations.