ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR by Hubert A. Simon

ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For students of administration and for practical administrators, this study of organizational behavior -- of what is to be done rather than how- may be of practical value. I confess that I found it pedagogical in content, pedantic in style, and theoretical rather than down to earth in application. Perhaps in some organizations, the practical would stem out of this critical analysis of the basic principles of administration, with all its inadequacies; the role played by questioning values and facts; the concepts of social behavior systems; the psychology of the individual in organizations; the roles of authority, of communication, of efficiency, of loyalty. The most provocative part of the text deals with specific problems and techniques (centralization vs decentralization, etc.). But it seems to be designed for students of social science, rather than for busy administrators.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1947
Publisher: Macmillan