ORG/716 Organizational Theories Matrix

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Organizational Theories Matrix

 

Complete the matrix by listing at least five organizational theories and the correlating theorists, concepts, strengths, and weaknesses of each theory. Answer the questions following the matrix. Include a reference page consistent with APA guidelines, and primary sources where available.



Organizational Theories

Author and Year

of Inception

Description of Theory

Effect of Theory on Organizational Change

Transaction Cost Theory

 

 

 

Rational Systems Theory – Open

 

 

 

Rational Systems Theory – Closed

 

 

 

Natural Models Theory – Open

 

 

 

Natural Models Theory – Closed

 

 

 

Contingency Theory

 

 

 

Institutional Theory

 

 

 

Network Theory

 

 

 

Critical Theory

 

 

 

Humanistic Theory

 

 

 

Agency Theory

 

 

 

Postmodernism Theory

 

 

 

 

 

Answer the following questions based on your research and the matrix:

 

1.     What is organizational theory? Why does organizational theory matter?

 

 

 

 

2.     Which theories or theorists differ from your views on organizational design? Why?

 

 

 

 

3.     What theories have guided your organization’s successes or failures? How?

 

 

 

 

4.     What are the challenges of finding primary sources as compared to secondary sources in researching organizational theories?

 

 

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