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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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
What is "double loop learning"

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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
What is "The functions of the executive"

500

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