First published in 2000, this volume, along with its counterpart, consist of contributions to the history of management and management thought which ask and assess how important managing democratic organizations is today, and how important it will prove to be moving forward, presenting both optimistic and pessimistic interpretations. This collection describes three interrelated research programmes in the form of 38 classic essays and lists 21 authors.

part I|196 pages

Background, History and Definitions

chapter 1|39 pages

Conceptual Dimensions and Boundaries of Participation in Organizations: A Critical Evaluation

ByH. Peter Dachler, Bernhard Wilpert

chapter 2|17 pages

Organizational democracy: the history of an idea

ByMalcolm Warner

chapter 4

Theoretical considerations

Edited ByFrank Heller

chapter 6|16 pages

Power and Participation in Decision-making in Formal Organizations

ByC. J. Lammers

chapter 7|19 pages

Decision-Making and the Utilization of Competence

ByFrank Heller

chapter 9|14 pages

Participation Behavior and Personal Growth

ByBernhardt Wilpert

part II|151 pages

The Top Management Decision Making Programme (TMDM)

chapter 10|10 pages

Group Feedback Analysis: A Method of Field Research

ByFrank A. Heller

chapter 11|17 pages

Leadership, Decision Making, and Contingency Theory

ByFrank A. Heller

chapter 12|15 pages

Participation, Managerial Decision-Making, and Situational Variables 1

Organizational Behavior and Human Performance 4, 227-241 (1969)
ByFrank A. Heller, Gary Yukl

chapter 15|19 pages

Managerial Decision Making: An international comparison*

ByF. A. Heller, B. Wilpert