1. The Subject is Organizations; The Verb is Organizing 2. Organizations as Rational Systems 3. Organizations as Natural Systems 4. Organization as Open Systems 5. Combining Perspectives, Expanding Levels 6. Technology and Structure 7. Labor and Structure 8. Goals, Power, and Control 9. The Dyadic Environment of the Organization
W. Richard Scott is a professor at Stanford University and is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Organizations: Rational, Natural and Open Systems, which this new book replaces. Gerald F. Davis is a professor of Management and Organizations in the University of Michigan Business School. He brings extensive knowledge of strategy, social networks and social movements to this new book.