Modern Developments within Organizational Theory

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The writer looks at the way organizational theory has developed over the last 50 years, discussing some of the most recent developments and trends in the way research is taking place and some of the recent additions and extensions to organizational theory. Included in the discussion is the work of Goleman, including its series on emotional intelligence and leadership styles, consideration of different organizational structures as hypothesized by Charles Handy and the trend towards meta-analysis within organizational theory. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.