The Administrative Rational Model and Public Organization Theory
Management and International Business
One of the most prestigious scholars in the social sciences over the past half century has been Herbert A. Simon. His administrative rational model of organization is frequently identifed as a generic approach applicable to either government or corporate enterprises.In this critical essay, I examine Simon's model i ability to serve asan impetus to the types of reason and politics necessary for more authentic public organizao. T7is articl also elucidates how thefundamental concerns of his model are antithetical to the politicaL moral and rationality criteria requiredfor democratic politics and public action within organizational environments.
Administration and Society
Davis, C. R.
(1996). The Administrative Rational Model and Public Organization Theory. Administration and Society, 28(1), 39-60.
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