Organization theory and management studies

“Critically discuss the continued relevance of the Hawthorne studies to 21st Century Management. In developing your argument, please give

consideration to the work of McAuley et al. (2014), Burnes and Cooke (2013), Roethlisberger (1948), Franke and Kaul (1978) and any other

relevant sources you wish to use.”

With regard to the above title and making use of a range of resources please provide a critical discussion of the arguments for and

against the continued use of the insights published by the Hawthorne Studies collaborators. Please provide some insight into the

epistemological models that your arguments are built. How might engagement with other models have changed the course of your discussion?

Reference List: (ONLY USE THESE REFERENCES)

Gault, J; Leach, E and Duey, M (2010) “Effects of business internships on job marketability: the employers’ perspective”, Education +

Training, Vol. 52 Iss: 1, pp.76 – 88

Shah, M. & Chenicheri, S. N. (2011). Employer satisfaction of university graduates: Key capabilities in early career graduates. In

Developing student skills for the next decade. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 1-2 February 2011. Perth: Edith

Cowan University.

McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs. 9-48 (Chapter 2 – Organization theory: what is it, and why

does it matter?)

Burnes, B and Cooke, B (2013) Kurt Lewin’s Field Theory: A Review and Re-evaluation. International Journal of Management Reviews Volume 15

(4): 408-425

McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs. 49-91 (Chapter 3 – Modernist organization theory: back to the

future?)

And McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs. 92-138 (Chapter 4 – Neo-modernist organization theory:

putting people first?)

Roethlisberger, FJ (1948) Human Relations: Rare, Medium, or Well-Done? Harvard Business Review Volume 26 (1): 89 – 107

McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs 223 – 260 (Chapter 7 – Post-modernist organization Theory).

McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs 301 – 356 (Chapter 9 – Reflective organization theory: symbols,

meanings and interpretations).

McAuley et al. (2014) Organization Theory: Challenges and Perspectives Pgs. 178 – 222 (Chapter 6 – From Classical beginnings to New Wave

leadership and management: the evolution of management theory).

Franke, RH and Kaul, JD (1978) The Hawthorne Experiments: First Statistical Interpretation. American Sociological Review. Vol. 43 (No. 5):

623-643

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