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Title Managing modernity : the end of bureaucracy? / edited by Stewart R. Clegg, Martin Harris, Harro Hopfl
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xv, 309 pages) : illustrations
Contents LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS; Introduction: Managing Modernity: Beyond Bureaucracy?; 1. 'Without Regard to Persons': Problems of Involvement and Attachment in 'Post-Bureaucratic' Public Management; 2. Bureaucratic and Post-Bureaucratic Accountability in Britain: Some Sceptical Reflections; 3. New Lock, New Stock, New Barrel, Same Gun: The Accessorized Bureaucracy of Health Care; 4. Applying Soft Bureaucracy to Rhetorics of Choice: The UK NHS 1983-2007
Summary Bureaucracy has long been a cornerstone of advanced industrial societies, and a defining feature of modernity. At the same time, many commentators from all quarters argue that it is on the wane in this post-this or that world; or that if it isn't, it should be dismantled to free up organizations, enterprise, and innovation. But do we live in a more or less bureaucratic world? Do contemporary forms and means of communication undermine or modify bureaucracy, or does technology create new 'iron cages' and forms of control?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed November 1, 2021)
Subject Bureaucracy -- Forecasting
Organizational behavior.
Organizational change.
Organizational sociology.
Public administration.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Negotiating.
Organizational behavior.
Organizational change.
Organizational sociology.
Public administration.
Form Electronic book
Author Clegg, Stewart., editor
Harris, Martin., editor
Höpfl, Harro., editor
ISBN 9780191612749