What are Organizations?
An organization is the rational coordination of the activities of a number of people for the achievement of some common explicit purpose or goal, through division of labour and function, and through a hierarchy of authority and responsibility (Schein, 1980, p. 15). An organization is a collection of interacting and interdependent individuals who work toward common goals and whose relationships are determined according to a certain structure (Duncan, 1981). An organization is a relatively enduring social system which is purposive and hierarchical (Mansfield, 1984).
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