ORG 716 Week 3 Individual Assignment Organizational Theories Matrix

Organizational Theories Matrix

Complete the matrix by listing at least five organizational theories and the correlating theorists, concepts, strengths, and weaknesses of each theory. Answer the questions following the matrix. Include a reference page consistent with APA guidelines, and primary sources where available.

Answer the following questions based on your research and the matrix:

·         What is organizational theory? Why does organizational theory matter?

·         Which theories or theorists differ from your views on organizational design? Why?

·         What theories have guided your organization’s successes or failures? How?

·         What are the challenges of finding primary sources as compared to secondary sources in researching organizational theories?