chapter  VII
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During the last decade significant theoretical developments have occurred in organisation literature which have gone some way to meet, more or less successfully, the various criticisms about the inadequacies of organisa tion al studies. As more and more social scientists become interested in organisation problems and as they freely choose their conceptual tools from a variety of sources, boundaries between schools become increasingly uncertain and an interchange of ideas and methods constitutes a dominant feature of recent organisation theory. At present, if one can judge by the impressive volume and variety of contributions, the whole field seems to be in a state of accelerated growth, I although it is yet too early to give a definite judgement about the direction of change and the theoretical importance of all this intense intellectual activity.