A Teaching Topic in Strategy and Structure
This teaching topic deals with the roles and characteristics of public organizations.
Recommended Reading (Harvard MLD-110A)
W. Richard Scott and Gerald Davis, The Subject is Organizations, The Verb is Organizing, pp. 1-58 in Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural and Open Systems Perspectives, Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2007 [B]
Philip Selznick, Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation, pp. 5-22 [P]
Johan P. Olsen, "Maybe it is Time to Rediscover Bureaucracy," Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2005. 16:1-24
Allison and Zelikow, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (Glenview: Longman, 1999), pp. 1-11, 13-23, 143-153, 255-263
Thirteen Days (the movie)
Max Bazerman and Don Moore, Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (7th edition), Wiley 2009 , pp. 1-12
Joseph Nye, Powers to Lead, Chapter 2, Leadership and Power, pp. 27-52
Source: MLD-110 Syllabus, Peter Zimmerman, http://www.hks.harvard.edu/syllabus/MLD-110A.pdf (accessed 11 February 2013).
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