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Organic Models of the Organisation

Abraham, F. D. (1990). A visual introduction to dynamic systems theory for phychology, Aerial Press, Santa Cruz

Beer, S. (1985). Diagnosing the system for organisations, John Wiley, Chichester

Bertalanffy, L. V. (1968). General systems theory: Foundations, development, applications, Braziller, New York

Bolman, L. G. and Deal, T. E. (1985). Modern approaches to understanding and managing organisations, Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Burns, T. (1984). 'Mechanistic and organismic structures', in Pugh, D. S., Organisation theory: Selected readings, Penguin, London, 40-51

Cameron, K. S., Sutton, R. I., et al. (eds) (1988). Readings in organisational decline: Frameworks, research and prescriptions, Ballinger, Cambridge

Jantsch, E. (1980). The self-organising universe, Pergamon Press, New York

Kimberly, J. R., Miles, R. H., et al. (1980). The organisational life cycle: Issues in the creation, transformation, and decline of organisations, Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Lacoursiere, R. B. (1980). The life-cycle of groups, Human Sciences Press, New York

Lippitt, G. (1982). Organisational renewal: A holistic approach to organisation development, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs

Mink, O. G., Schultz, J. P. et al. (1986). Developing and managing open organisations: A model and methods for maximising organisational potential, OHRD Associates, Austin

Mintzberg, H. (1983). Structure in fives: Designing effective organisations, Prentice-Hall, London

Mintzberg, H. 'The effective organisation: forces and forms', Sloan Management Review, 32 (2) 54-68

Organisation

Aldrich, H. E. 1979, Organisations and Environments, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

Barney, J. (1986). 'Organisational Culture: can it be a source of sustained competitive advantage?', in Academy of Management Review, Vol 11, pp. 656-665.

Bartlett, C. and Ghoshal, S. (1994). 'Beyond the m-form: toward a managerial theory of the firm' in Strategic Management Journal, Vol 14, Special Issue, pp 23-46

Beach, D. S., (1970). Personnel: The Management of People at Work, Macmillan, New York.

Bolman, L. G. and Deal, T. E. (1985). Modern approaches to understanding and managing organisations, Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Bolman, L.G., and Deal, T.E. (1991). Reframing Organisations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Collins, O., and Moore, D. G. (1970). The Organisation Makers, Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York.

Collins, O., Moore, D. G. and Unwalla, D. (1967). The Enterprising Man, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Graduate School of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Deal, T.E., and Kennedy, A. A. (1983). Corporate Cultures, Addison-Wesley

Dessler, G. (1980). Organisation Theory: Integrating Structure and Behaviour, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Gergen, K. (1992). 'Organisation theory in the postmodern era', in Reed, M. and Highes, M. (eds) Rethinking Organisation: New directions in organisation theory and analysis, Sage, Newbury Park, 207-226

Ghemawat, P. (1991). Commitment, Free Press

Ivanoff, P. and Prentice, E. (1994). 'Management Development Best Practice: An Enterprise Perspective', HR Monthly September edition

Kohls, J. and Buller, P. (1994). 'Resolving cross-cultural ethical conflict: exploring alternative strategies', Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 13 pp 31-8

Limerick, D. and Cunnington, B. ( ). Managing the New Organisation, Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Malnight, T. W. (1995). 'Globalisation of an ethnocentric firm: an evolutionary perspective', Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 16 pp 119-41

Martin, J. (1990). 'Deconstructing organisation taboos: The suppression of gender conflict in organisations', Organisation Science, 1(4), 339-359

Milliman, J., Von Glinow, M. and Nathan, M. (1991). 'Organisational life cycles and strategic international human resource management in multinational companies: implications for congruence theory', Academy of Management Review, 16 (2) 318-339

Mintzberg, H. 'The effective organisation: forces and forms', Sloan Management Review, 32 (2) 54-68

Mintzberg, H. (1979). 'The Structuring of Organisations', Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs

Mintzberg, H. (1989). Mintzberg on management: inside our strange world of organisations, The Free press, New York

Morgan, G. (1986). Images of Organisation, Sage, Newbury Park.

Parker, M. (1992). 'Post-modern organisations or postmodern organisation theory', Organisation Studies, 13(1), 1-17

Peters, T and Waterman, R. (1982). In Search of Excellence, Harper and Row, New York

Porras, J. I. (1987). Stream analysis: A powerful way to diagnose and manage organisational change, Addison Wesley, Reading

Prahalad, C. and Hamel, G. (1990). 'The core competence of the corporation', Harvard Business Review, May-June, 71-90

Rajagopalan, N. and Spreitzer, G. M. (1996). 'Toward a Theory of Strategic Change: A Multi-Lens Perspective and Integrative Framework', in Academy of Management Review, Vol. 22, No 1, 48-79

Quinn, J. (1992). Intelligent Enterprise, Free Press

Senge, P. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation, Doubleday

Schein, E. (1985). Organisational Culture and Leadership, Jossey Bass

Weick, K. (1979). The Social Psychology of Organising, Addison-Wesley, Reading MA

Weick, K. (1995). Sensemaking in Organisations, Sage,

Weiner, N., and Mahoney, T. A. (1978). 'A Model of Corporate Performance as a Function of Environmental, Organisational, and Leadership Influences', in Academy of Management Journal, 24, pp. 453-470.

Weisbord, M. R. (1978). Organisational diagnosis: A workbook of theory and practice, Addison Wesley, Reading

Willmott, H. (1994). 'Bringing agency (back) into organisational analysis: responding to the crisis of (post)modernity', in Parker, M. and Hassard, J. (eds), Towards a new theory of organisations, Routledge, London

Wood, J. D. (1997). 'Managing Across the Cultural Divide', in Business Review Weekly, March 31.

Organisational Analysis

Astley, W. G. (1985). 'Administrative science as socially constructed truth', Administrative Science Quarterly, 30(4), 497-513

Bertalanffy, L. V. (1968). General systems theory: Foundations, development, applications, Braziller, New York

Blauberg, I. V., Sadovsky, V. N. et al. (1977). Systems Theory: Philosophical and methodological problems, Progress Press, Moscow

Bolman, L.G., and Deal, T.E. 1991b, Modern Approaches to Understanding and Managing Organisations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Bolman, L.G., and Deal, T.E. (1991). Reframing Organisations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Burrell, G. and Morgan, G. (1987). Sociological paradigms and organisational analysis, Gower, Aldershott

Clegg, S. (1990). Modern organisations: Organisation studies in the post-modern world, Sage, London

Cooper, R. and Burrell, G. (1988). 'Modernism, postmodernism and organisational analysis: an introduction'' Organisation Studies, 9(1), 91-112

Korukonda, A. R. and Hunt, J. G. (1991). 'Premises and paradigms in leadership research', Journal of Organisational Change Management, 4(2), 19-33

Kuhn, T. S. (1970). The structure of scientific revolutions, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Lilienfeld, R. (1988). The rise of system theory: An ideological analysis, Krieger, New York

McWhinney, W. (1992). Paths of change: Strategic choices for organisations and society, Sage, Newbury Park

Morgan, G. (1993). Imaginisation: The art of creative management, Sage, Newbury Park

Reed, M. and Hughes, M. (eds), Rethinking organisation: New directions in organisation theory and analysis, Sage, Newbury Park

Smircich, L. (1986). Behind the debate over the validity of alternative paradigm research, American educational Research Association, San Francisco

Organisational Ecology

Moore, J. 1993, 'Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition', in Harvard Business Review, May-June, pp. 75-86.

Nelson, R., 'Why Do Firms Differ, and How Does it Matter?', Strategic Management Journal, Vol 12, pp 61-74

Hannan, M. and Freeman, J. (1989). Organisational Ecology, Harvard University Press

Organisational Learning, Learning

Bellingham, R. and Cohen, B. (1990). Ethical Leadership, Human Resources Press, Amherst, Mass

Bigelow, J. (1994). 'International Skills for Managers: Integrating International and Managerial Skill Learning', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol 23, No 1

Garvin, D. A., (1993), 'Building a Learning Organisation', Harvard Business Review, July-August,

Kim, D. H., (1993), 'The Link between Individual Learning and Organisational Learning,' Sloan Management Review, Fall, 37-50.

Klemp. G. and McClelland, D. (1986). 'What Characterises Intelligent Functioning Among Senior Managers', in R. J. Sternberg and K R Wagner (eds). Practical Intelligence: Nature and Origins of Competence in the Everyday World, Cambridge University Press, Boston.

Lincoln, J. R., Ahmadjian, C. L. and Mason, E. (1998), 'Organisational Learning and Purchase-Supply Relations in Japan,' California Management Review, 40, 3, Spring, 241-64

Lynn, G. S. (1998), 'New Product Team Learning', California Management Review, 40, 4, Summer, 74-93.

Mai, R. P. (1996), Learning Partnerships. Irwin, Chicago.

McPeck, J. (1981). Critical Thinking and Education, Martin Robertson, New York

Nevis, E. C., DiBella, A. J. and Gold, J. M. (1995), 'Understanding Organisations as Learning Systems', Sloan Management Review, Winter, 73-85.

Nonaka, I. (1994). 'A dynamic theory of organisational knowledge creation', Organisation Science, Vol. 5, No 1, 14-37

Palmer, P. (1984). To know as we are known: a spirituality of education, Harper, New York

Pentland, B. (1995), 'Information systems and organisational learning: the social epistemology of organisational knowledge systems', Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 5, 1, 1-22.

Powell, W. W. (1998), 'Learning From Collaboration: Knowledge and networks in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries,' California Management Review, 40, 3, Spring, 228-40.

Prokesch, S. E. (1997), 'Unleashing the power of learning: An interview with British Petroleum's John Browne', Harvard Business Review, September-October, 147-68.

Sandwith, P. (1993). 'A Hierarchy of Management Training Requirements: The Competency Domain Model', Public Personnel Management, Vol. 22, No 1 43-62

Schein, E. H., (1996), 'Three cultures of management: the key to organisational learning', Sloan Management Review, Fall, 9-20.

Senge , P. (1996) 'The leader's new work: Building learning organisations', Sloan Management Review, Fall, 7-23

Senge, P. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation, Doubleday

Senge, P. (1992), The Learning Organisation. New York, Random House.

Slater W. (1992). 'The Preparation of a Generic List of Supervisory Management Skills and the Feasibility of Defining and Assessing These Skills as Competencies', Australian Institute of Management SA

Starbuck, W. H. (1992), 'Learning by knowledge-intensive firms', In Prusak, L. (ed) (1997) Knowledge in Organisations, Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, 1997, Chapter, 8.

Stuart, I., Deckert, P., McCutcheon, D. and Kunst, R. (1998), 'Case Study: A leveraged learning network', Sloan Management Review, Summer, 81-93.

Vedder, J. N. (1992). 'How much can we learn from success', Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 6, No 1, 56-66

Organisational Structures

Bahrami, H. (1992), 'The emerging flexible organisation', in Myers, P. S. (ed). Knowledge Management and Organisational Design, Butterworth- Heinemann, Boston, 1996, Chapter, 5.

Bovasso, G. (1992), 'A structural analysis of the formation of a network organisation', Group and Organisation Management, 17, March, 86-106.

Hargadon , A. B. (1998), 'Firms as Knowledge Brokers', California Management Review, 40, 3, 209-27

Katzenbach, J. R. and Smith, D. K. (1993), The wisdom of teams, Harvard Business School Press, Boston.

Miles, R. E. and Snow, C. C. (1995), 'The new network firm: a spherical structure built on a human', Organizational Dynamics, 23, Spring, 5-18.

Mills, D. Q. (1991), The rebirth of the corporation, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Pinchot, G. and Pinchot, E. (1993), 'The rise and fall of bureaucracy', in Myers, P. S. (ed). Knowledge Management and Organisational Design, Butterworth- Heinemann, Boston, 1996, Chapter, 4.

Snow, C.C., Miles, R. E. and Coleman, H. J. (1992), 'Managing 21st Century Network Organisations,' Organizational Dynamics, 20, Winter, 5-19.

People

Bolman, L.G., and Deal, T.E. 1991b, Modern Approaches to Understanding and Managing Organisations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Milliman, J., Von Glinow, M. and Nathan, M. (1991). 'Organisational life cycles and strategic international human resource management in multinational companies: implications for congruence theory', Academy of Management Review, 16 (2) 318-339

Niehoff, B., Enz, C. A., and Grover, R. A. 1990, 'The Impact of Top-Management Actions on Employee Attitudes and Perceptions', in Group & Organisational Studies, Vol. 15 No. 3, September, pp. 337-352.

Patten, T.H. Jr. 1981, Organisational Development Through Teambuilding, John Wiley, New York.

Pfeffer, J., (1996). Competitive Advantage Through People, Free Press

Quinn, J. (1992). Intelligent Enterprise, Free Press

Performance Measurement & Organisational Performance, Measurement

Geisler, E. (1995). 'Measuring the Unquantifiable: Issues in the use of indicators in unstructured phenomena', International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Vol. 1, No 2, 145-161

LEK Partnership, and RMIT. 1997, Performance Measurement in Australia.

Markides, C. (1996). Diversification, Refocussing and Economic Performance, MIT Press

Markides, C. and Williamson, P. J., (1994). 'Related Diversification, Core Competences and Corporate Performance', Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 15, 149-165

Murphy, K.J. 1985, 'Corporate Performance and Managerial Remuneration', in Journal of Accounting and Economics, 7, pp. 11-42.

Prahalad, C. K. and Bettis, R. A. (1986). 'The Dominant Logic: a New Linkage Between Diversity and Performance', Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 7, 485-501

Physics (Models of Organisations based on)

Abraham, F. D. (1990). A visual introduction to dynamic systems theory for phychology, Aerial Press, Santa Cruz

Bertalanffy, L. V. (1968). General systems theory: Foundations, development, applications, Braziller, New York

Drucker, P. F. (1980). Managing in turbulent times, Harper Row, New York

Gleick, J. (1987). Chaos: making a new science, William Heinemann, London

Jantsch, E. (1980). The self-organising universe, Pergamon Press, New York

Lorenz, E. (1993). The essence of chaos, UCL Press, London

Planning

Makridakis, S. G. (1990). Forecasting, Planning and Strategy for the 21st Century, The Free Press, London

Mintzberg, H. (1994). The rise and fall of strategic planning, Free Press, New York

Steiner, G. A. 1979, Strategic Planning: What Every Manager Must Know, Free Press, New York.

Taylor, B. (1997). 'The Return of Strategic Planning - Once More with Feeling', Long Range Planning, Vol. 30, No 3, 334-344

Postmodern management

Boje, D. M., Gephart, R. P. and Thatchenkery, T. J. (1996). Postmodern management and organisational theory, Sage, Thousand Oaks

Burrell, G. (1988). 'Modernism, postmodernism and organisational analysis 2: The contribution of Michael Foucault', Organisation Studies, 9(2), 221-335

Calas, M. B. (1987). Organisation science/fiction: The postmodern in the management disciplines, Doctoral, University of Massachusetts

Calas, M and Smircich, L. (1991). 'Voicing seduction to silence leadership', Organisation Studies, 12(4), 567-602

Callinicos, A. (1989). Against postmodernism, Polity, Cambridge

Clegg, S. (1990). Modern organisations: Organisation studies in the post-modern world, Sage, London

Cooper, R. and Burrell, G. (1988). 'Modernism, postmodernism and organisational analysis: an introduction'' Organisation Studies, 9(1), 91-112

Cooper, R. (1989). 'Modernism, postmodernism and organisational analysis 3: The contribution of Jacques Derrida''' Organisation Studies, 10(4), 479-502

Critchley, S. (1992). The ethics of deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas, Blackwell, Oxford

Gergen, K. (1992). 'Organisation theory in the postmodern era', in Reed, M. and Highes, M. (eds) Rethinking Organisation: New directions in organisation theory and analysis, Sage, Newbury Park, 207-226

Harvey, D. (1989). The condition of postmodernity, Blackwell, Oxford

Jermier, J., Knights, D. and Nord, W. R. (1994). Resistance and Power in Organisations, Routledge, London

Kritzman, L. D. (ed) (1988). Michael Foucault: Politics, philosophy, culture, Routledge, New York

Martin, J. (1990). 'Deconstructing organisation taboos: The suppression of gender conflict in organisations', Organisation Science, 1(4), 339-359

Parker, M. (1992). 'Post-modern organisations or postmodern organisation theory', Organisation Studies, 13(1), 1-17

Parker, M. (1992). 'Getting down from the fence: A reply to Hardimos Tsoukas', Organisation Studies, 13(4), 651-653

Reed, M. and Hughes, M. (eds), Rethinking organisation: New directions in organisation theory and analysis, Sage, Newbury Park

Willmott, H. (1994). 'Bringing agency (back) into organisational analysis: responding to the crisis of (post)modernity', in Parker, M. and Hassard, J. (eds), Towards a new theory of organisations, Routledge, London

Power/political Model of Organisations

Braverman, H. (1974). Labor and monopoly capital, Monthly Review Press, New York

Buroway, M. (1979). Manufacturing consent: Changes in the labor process under monopoly capitalism, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Clegg, S. (1989). Frameworks of power, Sage, London

Gronn, P. (1986). The psycho-social dynamics of leading and following, Deakin University Press, Melbourne

Hall, R. H. (1987). Organisations: Structures, processes and outcomes. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs

Jermier, J., Knights, D. and Nord, W. R. (eds) (1994). Resistance and Power in Organisations, Routledge, London

Kakabase, A. and Parker, C. (eds) (1987). Power, politics and organisations: A behavioural science view, Wiley, New York

Srivastra, S. and Associates, (eds) (1886). Executive power: How executives influence people and organisations, Jossey Bass, San Francisco

Zaleznik, A. (1977). 'Managers and leaders: Are they different?', Harvard Business Review, 55(5), 67-80

Psychodynamic Models of Organisations

Albrow, M. (1992). 'Sine ira et studio - or do organisations have feelings?', Organisation Studies, 13(3): 313-329

Conger, J. 'The Dark Side of Leadership', in Organisational Dynamics.

De Board, R. (1990). The psychoanalysis of organisations, Tavistock/Routledge, London

Hirschhorn, L. (1988). The working within, MIT, Cambridge

Kets de Vries, M. F. (1884). The irrational executive: Psychoanalytic explorations in management, International University Press, New York

Kets de Vries, M. F. (1884). The neurotic organisation, Jossey bass, San Francisco

Little, G. (1988). Strong Leadership: Thatcher, Reagan and an eminent person, Oxford university press, Melbourne

Menzies, I. E. P. (1970). The functioning of social systems as a defence against anxiety, Tavistock, London

Menzies Lyth, I. (1988). Containing anxiety in institutions: Selected Essays, Free Associated Books, London

Smith, K. K. (1982). Groups in conflict: Prisons in disguise, Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque

Smith, K. K. (1989). 'The movement of conflict in organisations: the joint dynamics of splitting and triangulation', Administrative Science Quarterly, 34, 1-20

Smith, K. K. and Berg, D. N. (1987). Paradoxes of Group Life, Sage, San Francisco

Wells, L. (1980). 'Group-as-a-whole: A systematic socio-analystical perspective on interpersonal and group relations', in Alderfer, C. P. Advances in experiential social processes, Wiley, New York

Zaleznik, A. (1989). 'Real Work', Harvard Business Review, January-February, 57-64

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