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Kaufman, Herbert 1922-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 263 publications in 5 languages and 11,335 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Redactor
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Most widely held works about Herbert Kaufman
 
Most widely held works by Herbert Kaufman
Red tape, its origins, uses, and abuses by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death, taxes and red tape. The trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, that bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form - from the tax form filled out annually to the time-consuming wait to renew a driver's licence ... Red Tape remains a definitive account of one of modern life's greatest, but absolutely necessary, scourges. Kaufman, a lifelong student of government and bureaucratic behavior, takes us on a unblinking tour of the dismal landscape of red tape: it's messy, it takes too long, it is out of date, it makes insane demands, it increases costs, it slows progress. But Kaufman also shows us another side. Red tape is generated by our government's response to the demands of both interest groups and ideas about what is best for the greater good of society. Red tape strives to protect us ... to guarantee a social safety net ... and to maintain due process of law. Kaufman posits that one person's red tape is another perason's protection"--Résumé de l'éditeur
The administrative behavior of federal bureau chiefs by Herbert Kaufman( )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time, chance, and organizations : natural selection in a perilous environment by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing New York City; politics in the metropolis by Wallace Stanley Sayre( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forest ranger, a study in administrative behavior by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the rare book that remains in print for nearly fifty years, earning wide acclaim as a classic. The Forest Ranger has been essential reading for generations of professionals and scholars in forestry, public administration, and organizational behavior who are interested in the administration of public lands and how the top managers of a large, dispersed organization with multiple objectives like the Forest Service shape the behavior of its field officers into a coherent, unified program. Published as a special reprint in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service, The Forest Ranger is as relevant and timely today as when it was first issued in 1960. In addition to the original text, this special reprint of The Forest Ranger includes two new forewords and an afterword that highlight how much we have learned from Herbert Kaufman. The first foreword, by Harold K. (Pete) Steen, former president of the Forest History Society, considers the book's impact on the forestry community and explains its continued relevance in light of changes in the culture and mission of today's Forest Service. The second, by Richard P. Nathan, co-director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, considers the book's contribution to our understanding of administrative and organizational behavior. A new afterword by author Herbert Kaufman describes how his landmark study came into being and offers a candid assessment of how his theories about the agency's operations and its future have held up over time. In 1960, the Forest Service had a welldeserved reputation for excellence, and The Forest Ranger was a seminal analysis of the how's and why's of its success. Kaufman also warned, however, that an organization so unified and well adapted to its environment would have difficulties navigating social change. He was right in his concerns: The environmental, civil rights, and women's movements have all presented challenges to the character and purpose of the Forest Service, ultimately changing the organization in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Now, as then, The Forest Ranger is a striking and prescient case study of how a complex organization operates and evolves over time
The social status of the professional musician from the Middle Ages to the 19th century by Walter Salmen( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and policies in State and local governments by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and Thai and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administrative feedback; monitoring subordinates' behavior by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reports on a study of administrative feedback from subordinates to leaders in nine federal bureaus. It describes the processes by which information about subordinates flows back to headquarters and assesses that information in an effort to find out whether leaders could, if they want to, learn what happens below. The findings indicate that increasing the volume of administrative feedback is unlikely to increase the leaders' knowledge of subordinate behavior; indeed, it may cause troublesome problems. To improve knowledge, the most promising remedies are those that would increase leaders' incentives to use what is already available to them. The result could be a significant redistribution of power in bureaucracies. (Author)
Are government organizations immortal? by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of organizational change by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The environment of modern organizations is so complex and volatile that we take for granted that organizational change is necessary for organizational survival. Yet the literature on organizations has for years described manifold obstacles to such change. First published in 1971, this book extracts from that literature and from experience a comprehensive yet concise overview of those barriers. Because these elements of the analysis are as valid now as when they were originally written, The Limits of Organizational Change is still widely read and cited nearly a quarter-century later. From the premises of this argument, Kaufman drew a number of conclusions about organizational survival and extinction, age and size, centralization and decentralization, and organizational evolution. Subsequent research and reflection induced him to refine and modify some of those inferences. The modifications are spelled out in a new preface that gives fresh relevance to his findings and his conjectures. Yet The Limits of Organizational Change is not a ponderous, labored work. As one reviewer remarked, it is "a delightful set of essays ... a review of empirical research in a witty, conversational style. . . ." (The Rocky Mountain Social Science Journal). It is a book one can enjoy as well as profit from, and will be a useful tool for managers, organizational studies scholars, and sociologists."--Provided by publisher
The New York City health centers by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1959 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual differences and theory in a motor learning task by David Zeaman( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear of Bureaucracy : a raging pandemic by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UN Publications Board by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative marketing for printing services by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of human organizations by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnel administration in the government of New York City, a report prepared for the Mayor's Committee on Management Survey of the City of New York by Wallace Stanley Sayre( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The direction of organizational evolution by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotham in the air age by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1952 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political ingredient of public health services : a neglected area of research by Herbert Kaufman( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Red tape, its origins, uses, and abuses
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The forest ranger, a study in administrative behaviorThe social status of the professional musician from the Middle Ages to the 19th centuryThe limits of organizational change
Alternative Names
カウフマン, ハーバート

Languages
English (241)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

Thai (1)