Weber's Theory of Bureaucracy

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21718: Organizational Analysis and Design

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Assignment One – Cover Sheet Student Name and ID: Chetan S Chakravarthy (10911598) Class - Day-Time, or Intensive: Thursday, 18:00 – 21:00 Lecturer: Geoff Breach DECLARATION OF ORIGINAL WORK: I declare that this assignment is my own work. I have referenced all sources of information and ideas and have put all material taken word-for-word from my sources within quotation marks and where available have included a page number as part of my referencing. I am aware that the penalties for plagiarism and cheating can be severe at UTS. I am also aware that Lecturers and other Academic staff, may, at their discretion, require an oral defence of this work. As required, I have attached a printed copy of the TURNITIN Report for my essay as an Appendix to this Essay, so that the Lecturer may check my work for plagiarism or similarity to sources of any kind, including past students’ essays. (To assist your Lecturer to understand what assistance you might have needed in the preparation of this assignment please also indicate where you have sought support.) I have/have not (strike out which does not apply) sought assistance from the ELSSA Centre/from within the Faculty/or other services within UTS (strike out which does not apply) in the preparation of this essay (please indicate sources of support and note that this detail may be verified by your Lecturer).

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MARKING SHEET – ASSESSMENT ITEM 1 - SPRING 2010

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Contents
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. ABSTRACT ................................................................................................................................................ 4 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................... 4 ORGANISATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN ............................................................................... 5 ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE ..................................................................................................... 7 ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN ............................................................................................................... 9 MAX WEBER .......................................................................................................................................... 10 BUREAUCRACY .................................................................................................................................... 11 STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF MAX WEBER’S BUREAUCRACY ............................ 16 CONCLUSION......................................................................................................................................... 19 REFERENCES: ................................................................................................................................... 20

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1. ABSTRACT
What makes bureaucracies so popular and effective? We contend that the basis for functioning of an organisation is interdependence and collusion of activities. Once a hierarchy emerges, authority, on varied bases becomes apparent. We discuss the...
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