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Perrow, Charles

Overview
Works: 83 works in 384 publications in 10 languages and 11,831 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HM131, 363.1
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Most widely held works by Charles Perrow
Complex organizations; a critical essay by Charles Perrow( Book )

70 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic in organizational theory provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of thought as it presents a critical, sociopsychological, and historical orientation to the field of organizational analysis. Vividly written, with theories made concrete by specific, student-oriented examples, it takes a critical view toward organizations, analyzing their impact on individuals, groups, and society as a whole. New chapters on economic theories of organization and the conditional power theory are among the features of this revised edition
Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies by Charles Perrow( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety - building in more warnings and safeguards - fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system helped produce the meltdown and subsequent fire.) By recognizing two dimensions of risk - complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling - this book provides a powerful framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them."--Jacket
Organizational analysis; a sociological view by Charles Perrow( Book )

48 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next catastrophe : reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial, and terrorist disasters by Charles Perrow( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Next Catastrophe is a penetrating reassessment of the very real dangers we face today and what we must do to confront them. Written in a highly accessible style by a renowned systems-behavior expert, this book is essential reading for the twenty-first century. The events of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina - and the devastating human toll they wrought - were only the beginning. When the next big disaster comes, will we be ready?."--Jacket
Organization for treatment; a comparative study of institutions for delinquents by David Street( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical attack on business by Charles Perrow( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The AIDS disaster : the failure of organizations in New York and the nation by Charles Perrow( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors, both sociologists, come down hard on both private and public organizations (hospitals and the blood industry, for example) for the devastating slowness of their reactions to the AIDS crisis. Unlike Nussbaum's "Good Intentions" with its sweeping indictments, Perrow and Guillen confine their view to New York City, one of the hardest-hit areas, arguing for all-out war on poverty and sexual discrimination as the prime way of conquering AIDS
Organizing America : wealth, power, and the origins of corporate capitalism by Charles Perrow( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Normale Katastrophen : die unvermeidlichen Risiken der Grosstechnik by Charles Perrow( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociología de las organizaciones by Charles Perrow( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le organizzazioni complesse : un saggio critico by Charles Perrow( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dang ke ji bian cheng zai nan : yu gao feng xian xi tong gong cun by Charles Perrow( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on organizations by Charles Perrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu zhi she hui xue by Feiluo(PerrowCharles)( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and Structure of Industrial Firms: United States, 1967 by Charles Perrow( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The data for this study were obtained from the salaried personnel of 14 manufacturing firms located in two different industrial areas of the country. With two exceptions, the number of employees in these companies ranged between roughly 1,000 and 2,000, while the size of the management groups ranged from lows of 57-73 to highs of 242-366. Questions were asked about the distribution of power among divisions of the company, the discretion allowed employees, the individual influence of employees, and the coordination of individuals and groups within the firm. The dataset is structured with the individual employee as the unit of analysis, but the data can be aggregated on the basis of functional group and/or level within the organization, as well as by organization and by plant
Análisis de la organización : aspecto sociológico by Charles Perrow( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organisations à hauts-risques et normal accidents actes de la quatorzième séance, 2 juin 1999 by Charles Perrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resident home program. [A report prepared for the Michigan Dept. of Corrections and the McGregor Fund of Detroit by Charles Perrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and structure of industrial firms, United States, 1967 by Charles Perrow( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The data for this study were obtained from the salaried personnel of 14 manufacturing firms located in two different industrial areas of the country. With two exceptions, the number of employees in these companies ranged between roughly 1,000 and 2,000, while the size of the management groups ranged from lows of 57-73 to highs of 242-366. Questions were asked about the distribution of power among divisions of the company, the discretion allowed employees, the individual influence of employees, and the coordination of individuals and groups within the firm. The dataset is structured with the individual employee as the unit of analysis, but the data can be aggregated on the basis of functional group and/or level within the organization, as well as by organization and by plant
A society of organizations by Charles Perrow( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The next catastrophe : reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial, and terrorist disasters
Alternative Names
Charles Perrow American sociologist

Charles Perrow Amerikaans socioloog

Charles Perrow sociologo statunitense

Charles Perrow US-amerikanischer Organisationstheoretiker und Soziologe

Perrow, C. B.

Perrow, Charles B. 1925-

Perrow, Charles Bryce 1925-

페로, 찰스

ペロー, C

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Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologiesThe next catastrophe : reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial, and terrorist disastersThe AIDS disaster : the failure of organizations in New York and the nationOrganizing America : wealth, power, and the origins of corporate capitalism