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Tva And The Grass Roots

Author : Philip Selznick
ISBN : 9781610270533
Genre : Political Science
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Famous and influential study of politics in action at all levels in the creation and expansion of the Tennessee Valley Authority with all its land use, agricultural, political and human effects. Landmark application of political and social theory coupled with prodigious research and insightful analysis made this a legendary work. Newly republished in print and digital formats in the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books, this acclaimed book is presented to a new generation of social scientists and historians with a substantive new Foreword by Berkeley law professor Jonathan Simon. Digital formats feature active TOC, linked notes and tables, and even a fully-linked subject matter index. All formats include embedded page numbers from prior editions for continuity of reference and citation. They are reproduced in modern format with hyperaccurate proofreading of text and notes, and properly formatted tables.
Category: Political Science

Food At The Grass Roots

Author : Tennessee Valley Authority. Dept. of Agricultural Relations
ISBN : UOM:39015069929639
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 71.83 MB
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Category: Agriculture

The Tennessee Valley Authority

Author : J. R. Wright (writer on resources development.)
ISBN : UIUC:30112049804609
Genre : Regional planning
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Category: Regional planning

The Tva

Author : David Eli Lilienthal
ISBN : UCAL:B3904756
Genre : Regionalism
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Category: Regionalism

Power Plays

Author : Richard A. Colignon
ISBN : 079143012X
Genre : Social Science
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Power Plays provides a conflict model of organizational behavior based on a historical reanalysis of the creation and early development of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) from its origins as a World War I munitions plant to its consolidation as the largest electric utility in the United States. It also examines Philip Selznick's classic work, TVA and the Grass Roots. The book shows how the interactions among the Depression, New Deal politics, the promise of electricity, and diverse ideologies with the strategic and tactical maneuvers of a policy network explain the institutionalization of the TVA.
Category: Social Science

Tva And The Dispossessed

Author : Michael J. McDonald
ISBN : 157233164X
Genre : History
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One of the most notable agencies of the New Deal era, the Tennessee Valley Authority was created with a warrant to plan for the socioeconomic improvement of "forgotten" Americans. The construction of the Norris Dam, it was thought, would benefit the region socially as well as economically. This book analyzes and assesses TVA's social experiment in modernization at the grassroots level, using population removal in the Norris Basin as a test case.
Category: History

Leadership In Administration

Author : Philip Selznick
ISBN : 9781610270571
Genre : Social Science
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Foundational study of how institutions work and how leadership promotes them. Often cited in many fields and consistently assigned to classes in a variety of departments -- including sociology and business, and executive training in management and military leadership -- this book is considered to have virtually created the modern field of institutional-leadership management. It is still recognized as a lively and accessible presentation of the institutionalist school's answer to traditional "rationalist" approaches. Selznick's analysis goes beyond efficiency and traditional loyalty: he examines the more nuanced variables of effective leadership of organizations in business, education, government, the military, and labor. Quality, authorized ebook format includes linked notes and Contents and embedded pagination from print editions for continuity of referencing and classroom adoptions across all platforms.
Category: Social Science

Food At The Grass Roots

Author : Tennessee Valley Authority. Dept. of Agricultural Relations
ISBN : UOM:39015069929639
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 79.83 MB
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Category: Agriculture

Encyclopedia Of Management Theory

Author : Eric H. Kessler
ISBN : 9781506307794
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 59.10 MB
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In discussing a management topic, scholars, educators, practitioners, and the media often toss out the name of a theorist (Taylor, Simon, Weber) or make a sideways reference to a particular theory (bureaucracy, total quality management, groupthink) and move on, as if assuming their audience possesses the necessary background to appreciate and integrate the reference. This is often far from the case. Individuals are frequently forced to seek out a hodgepodge of sources varying in quality and presentation to provide an overview of a particular idea. This work is designed to serve as a core reference for anyone interested in the essentials of contemporary management theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully apply them. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, it also offers essays on cutting-edge research as one might find in a handbook. And, like an unabridged dictionary, it provides concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features and Benefits: Two volumes containing over 280 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resources available on management theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. Standardized presentation format, organized into categories based on validity and importance, structures entries so that readers can assess the fundamentals, evolution, and impact of theories. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader’s Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Management Theory allows readers to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. An appendix with Central Management Insights allows readers to easily understand, compare, and apply major theoretical messages of the field. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion. Key themes include: Nature of Management Managing People, Personality, and Perception Managing Motivation Managing Interactions Managing Groups Managing Organizations Managing Environments Strategic Management Human Resources Management International Management and Diversity Managerial Decision Making, Ethics, and Creativity Management Education, Research, and Consulting Management of Operations, Quality, and Information Systems Management of Entrepreneurship Management of Learning and Change Management of Technology and Innovation Management and Leadership Management and Social / Environmental Issues PLUS: Appendix of Chronology of Management Theory PLUS: Appendix of Central Management Insights
Category: Business & Economics

Institutions And Ideals

Author : Matthew S. Kraatz
ISBN : 1784417254
Genre : Business & Economics
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The aims of volume 44 in the Research in the Sociology of Organizations series are partly expository and celebratory, but primarily aspirational and forward-looking and examine the profound contribution Philip Selznick made to organizational scholarship and the field of institutional theory.
Category: Business & Economics

Prisoners Of Myth

Author : Erwin C. Hargrove
ISBN : 1400821533
Genre : History
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Prisoners of Myth is the first comprehensive history of the Tennessee Valley Authority from its creation to the present day. It is also a telling case study of organizational evolution and decline. Building on Philip Selznick's classic work TVA and the Grass Roots (1949), a seminal text in the theoretical study of bureaucracy, Erwin Hargrove analyzes the organizational culture of the TVA by looking at the actions of its leaders over six decades--from the heroic years of the New Deal and World War II through the postwar period of consolidation and growth to the time of troubles from 1970 onward, when the TVA ran afoul of environmental legislation, built a massive nuclear power program that it could not control, and sought new missions for which there were no constituencies. The founding myth of multipurpose regional development was inappropriately pursued in the 1970s and '80s by leaders who became "prisoners of myth" in their attempt to keep the TVA heroic. A decentralized organization, which had worked well at the grass roots, was difficult to redirect as the nuclear genii spun out of control. TVA autonomy from Washington, once a virtue, obscured political accountability. This study develops an important new theory about institutional performance in the face of historical change.
Category: History

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Martin V. Melosi
ISBN : 9781469616605
Genre : Reference
File Size : 39.9 MB
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From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.
Category: Reference

The Tennessee Valley Authority

Author : J. R. Wright (writer on resources development.)
ISBN : UIUC:30112049804609
Genre : Regional planning
File Size : 21.61 MB
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Category: Regional planning