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AuthorSethi, Narendra K. author
TitleSocial Sciences in Management [electronic resource] : An Environmental View / by Narendra K. Sethi
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1972
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Descript 117 p. online resource


The study of environment in the administrative management conยญ text is of a relatively recent vintage. It owes much to the comparative emphasis upon the applications of social disciplines within the organยญ ization's framework. It derives much from the modem perspectives of a total managerial strategy unrestricted by the limited internal firm situations. Basically, environmental studies have contributed to the incorporation of an extra-business and profit dimension in the manaยญ gerial functions. Much has already been written about social sciences and their behavioral utility for rational administration. After several years of teaching and consulting activities focusing on this subject, I was quite convinced, however, that an "Environmental Interaction" approach could contribute to the effectiveness of both the practicing manager and the preaching academician in their persuasive efforts to apply environmental outlook in everyday business decisions and functions. This is the basic rationale for this book. I am grateful to a number of people who have contributed to the direct and indirect preparation of this research study. Dean John C


I. Introduction -- General Introduction -- Statement of the Problem -- Methodology of Research -- Scope and Limits of the Study -- Definitions of Important Terms and Concepts -- Hypotheses of the Study -- Overview of the Book. -- II. Synthesizing Social Sciences -- Models of Organizational Systems -- Organizational Models: Overview -- Models of Environmental Systems -- Environmental Models: Overview -- Summary. -- III. Social Sciences Integration Model -- Preliminary Observations -- Action-Orientation of the Model -- Ecological Variables -- Socio-Economic Variables -- Institutional Variables -- Technological Variables -- Summary. -- IV. Social Sciences Integration in the Future -- Preliminary Observations -- Directions in the Future Environment -- Growth of Computerization in Newer Application -- Growth of Professional Fluidity -- Growth of Social Involvement -- Growth of Global Integration -- Action-Orientation of the Model -- Summary. -- V. Summary and Conclusion -- Environmental Adjustment -- Environmental Structure -- Inter-Disciplinary Approach -- Social Productivity and Profitability -- Human, Technological, and Organizational Considerations -- Dimensions of Futurity -- User Reference of the Proposed Model -- VI. Social Sciences Integration Model Deployment - A Hypothetical Case Study -- Methodology of Research -- Brief Description of the Company, Its Organization, and Industry -- Analysis of the Environment Interacting with the Firm -- The Dilemma -- Alternatives Suggested in the Corporate Meetings -- The Actual Development of the Model Scheme in the Companyโ{128}{153}s Operations -- Critical Analysis of the Operations -- The Final Outcome as Judged by Results -- Guidelines from the Case Analysis for Future Policy -- Conclusion. -- VII. Annotated Bibliography -- Author Index

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