Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Bureaucratic Experience by Ralph P. Hummel

Everyone has trouble with bureaucracy. Citizens and politicians have trouble controlling the runaway bureaucratic machine. Managers have trouble managing it. Employees dislike working in it. Clients can't get the goods from it. Teachers have difficulty getting a grip on it. Optimists argue that soon all of this will be fixed. The new Fifth Edition of Ralph P. Hummel's classic text maintains just the opposite - that despite all the current rhetoric from proponents of total quality management, corporate reengineering, and the new public management, it's still "business as usual" for bureaucracies. The persistent reality of organizational structure remains resilient in the face of feel-good trends and values. For this edition the book has been thoroughly revised and updated, with two key changes: each of the six core chapters has been trimmed and edited to consolidate and streamline the important organizational theory developments since the book's initial publication; and, each chapter contains newly added critiques of the postmodern theory of modern organizations, pursuing the theme that postmodernism covers up the persistent reality of organizational structure.

Buy The Bureaucratic Experience by Ralph P. Hummel from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780765610119
ISBN-10: 0765610116
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Bureaucratic Experience by Ralph P. Hummel

Book Reviews - The Bureaucratic Experience by Ralph P. Hummel

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bureaucratic Experience book by Ralph P. Hummel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Ralph P. Hummel

Bureaucratic Experience by Ralph P. Hummel
Hardback, August 2007
$264.60