Theorists Theories Concepts Historical Works Domains

100

Who is Frederick Winslow Taylor
This theorist is known as the "father of Scientific Management."

100

What is "classical theory"
This theory finds its basis in strict hierarchical design, efficiency of process and production, specific division of labor, and control mechanism.

100

What is "Pillars of Administration"
What are the foundational concepts that should integrated within all public administrative work?

100

What is "General and Industrial Management"
In what work does Henri Fayol present his 14 principles of administration?

100

What is "Classical Organization Theory"
The basic tenets of this theoretical domain are rooted in the industrial revolution of the 1700s and the professions of industrial engineering and economics

200

Who is Chester Bernard
This theorist states, "A formal organization is a system of consciously coordinated activities or forces of two or more persons.

200

What is "double loop learning"
One of the key concepts of Human Relations Theory was proposed by Chris Argyris and is defined in part as "learning which is concerned with the surfacing and resolution of conflict rather than with its suppression

200

What is "budgeting, representation, service provision"
Name three ways government is different from private organizations.

200

What is "The Science of Muddling Through"
In this 1959 work, Charles Lindblom outlines two approaches to policy making: rational-comprehensive method and the incremental method.

200

What is "Classical Org Theory domain"
In what theoretical domain is Frederick Taylor most relevant?

300

Who is Herbert Simon
This theorist created the "proverbs of administration" to expose common misunderstandings about the universal understandings of organization and management.

300

What is Systems Theory
This theory owes a considerable debt to structural/functionalists and is, at its base level, concerned with social systems conceived as a whole

300

What is a "rational man"
What kind of "man" takes in all the complexities, possible alternatives, and possible consequences of a situation when making a decision?

300

What is "Notes on the Theory of Organization"
What work by Luther Gulick first presented the acronym, POSDCORB?

300

What is "Neo-Classical"
This domain's perspective regards instrumental rationality as the essence of that part of human organizing known as administration.

400

Who is Mary Parker Follett
This theorist called for "power with" as opposed to "power over" workers.

400

What is Neo-Classical Theory
What theory emphasizes the tenets of the Classical Theory domain but considers a different approach that includes human capital

400

What are formal organizations
What kind of organizations, does Barnard say, comprise the "consciously coordinated" activities of people?

400

What is "Politics as a Vocation"
In which work did Max Weber discuss the difference between politics and administration and how public work should be a "calling."

400

What is "Human Relations Theory"
This theoretical domain grew out of a suspicion that organizations could not be totally built along lines of efficiency.

500

Who is Chris Argyris
This theorist argued that "rational-man" theorists like Simon exclude important variables about organizational settings and thus cannot make adequate predictions about organizational events.

500

What is "Theory X and Y"
These two theories proposed by Mc Gregor embody "management by control" and "management by objectives".

500

What is "instrumental rationality"
What kind of rationality includes in its definition, action which is rational only to the extend that it effectively accomplishes predefined goals.

500

What is "The functions of the executive"
In response to authors like Frederick Taylor, this 1937 book was the first to discuss the processes of coordination and decision making which the author found to be central to understanding organizational life

500

What is "Systems Theory Domain"
This theoretical domain was the first to provide a view of organizations which takes into account interactive environments dynamic relationships.

Organizational Theory in Public Administration - Round I

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