ORGANIZATION THEORY DEVELOPMENT: THE BEGINNING AND THE SURVIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATION THEORIES
Keywords:Organization theories, modernism, symbolism, postmodernism
Over the years, academic researchers have offered several theories that try to explain the dynamics of organizations, both public and private, including the ways in which they are structured, make decisions, distribute power and control, resolve conflict, improve performance and so on. Understanding how organization theories have been developed through time and what some theories that are influencing the modern world of management could help researchers and academia to understand how theories are changed through time and how its tendency will be. There are three major paradigms that have influenced current organization theories, including modernism, symbolism and postmodernism. These have become the foundations of grand theories that are often cited in a number of research article. Each theory has its merits and we need to understand its assumptions and limitations in order to appropriately apply them to build further body of knowledge.
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