ASA logo
Organizational Theory/Complex Organizations
Cover Page
Requires Subscription DOC

How to Cite

Prechel, Harland. 2010. “Organizational Theory/Complex Organizations”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course examines the primary theories of complex organizations. These theoretical perspectives focus on bureaucracy, scientific management, human relations, decision-making, power, control, change and the relationship between organizations and their environments. A crucial aspect of the course is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the...

Download this resource to see full details. Download this resource to see full details.


Subject Area(s):
Organizations, Formal and Complex
Resource Type(s):
Class Level(s):

When using resources from TRAILS, please include a clear and legible citation.

Cover Page
Requires Subscription DOC

Our website uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, to increase the speed and security for the site, to provide analytics about our site and visitors, and for marketing. By proceeding to the site, you are expressing your consent to the use of cookies. To find out more about how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy .