Bureaucratic personality and organisation structure by Christopher W. Allinson

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Published by Gower in Aldershot, Hants, England, Brookfield, Vt., U.S.A .

Written in English

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  • Organizational behavior.,
  • Bureaucracy -- Psychological aspects.

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StatementChristopher W. Allinson.
LC ClassificationsHD58.7 .A44 1984
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Paginationx, 159 p. :
Number of Pages159
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Open LibraryOL2856155M
ISBN 100566007126
LC Control Number84018680

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To ensure the safety and longevity of a company’s culture, Weber believed hiring employees based on their personality was critical. Even in today’s business world, there is an anti-bureaucratic tone.

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