"Philip Selznick has profoundly affected how all serious students of organizations think about their subject. "Leadership in Administration" is, perhaps, his masterpiece: a lucid, rigorous, yet humane analysis of the essential task of leadership that brilliantly reaffirms the organic, value-infused character of a successful enterprise, whether ...Read More"Philip Selznick has profoundly affected how all serious students of organizations think about their subject. "Leadership in Administration" is, perhaps, his masterpiece: a lucid, rigorous, yet humane analysis of the essential task of leadership that brilliantly reaffirms the organic, value-infused character of a successful enterprise, whether private or public. The central concepts of the book--'mission, ' 'distinctive competence'--have become so much a part of our vocabulary that we sometimes forget they had to be invented and that Selznick invented them. His reminder that the true exercise of leadership transcends a concern with mere efficiency is even more appropriate in today's era of quasi-scientific thought about organizations than it was when, presciently, he first set it forth in 1957."--James Q. Wilson, Harvard University "The reappearance of "Leadership in Administration" will be most welcome to students of organizations because it provides the most lucid and complete statement available of Selznick's special view of organizations. This view has given rise to the institutionalist school of organizational analysis, one of the liveliest and more irrelevant alternatives to mainstream rationalist formulations."--W. Richard Scott, Stanford University ""Leadership in Administration" has become a classic in the art of executive leadership. In fact, it is stimulating more managerial thought and organizational research today than ever before."--Robert H. Miles, Harvard Business SchoolRead Less
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Used-Acceptable. Academic, Scholarly, Research. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 162 pp. An acceptable reading/work/study/research copy. Heavily worn book. Binding coming undone. Many markings throughout text. Some pages detached from spine but all present.
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