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General Administrative Theory - Max Weber

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Yara Khaled Hilal

on 7 August 2012

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Transcript of General Administrative Theory - Max Weber

General Administrative Theory
(1864-1920) Outline The General Administrative Theory Overview of the general adminstrative theory

Max Weber's Biography

Max Weber's contribution to the theory (Bureaucracy)

Main characteristics of the bureaucratic managment

Criticism of the theory Early form of organization theory

Pioneered by Henri Fayol (1841-1925)

Concered with achieving the 'most rational' organization

Focused on the productivity ot the total organization and not individual workers Well known German sociologist

Known as the "father of bureaucracy"

Believed in the efficiency of the organization based on rational authority Bureaucracy Specialization of labor

Formalization of lines of authority in a hierarchal structure

Career advancement based on merit

Rules and decisions in written format

Impersonality in application of rules Connecting the dots! Criticism
of the theory Management oriented theory

Lack of importance to informal organization

Coercive attitude

Lack of motivation and communication THANK YOU :) Presented by:
Michael Hanna
Ramy Salah
Lobna Tarek
Ahmed Kenawy
Gina Aziz
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