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A Behavioral Theory of Management
Thomas A. Petit
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 10, No. 4 (Dec., 1967), pp. 341-350
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/255267
Page Count: 10
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DIGEST OF THE ARTICLE: There are three types of managers. Technical managers strive to rationally produce the firm's output. Institutional managers cope with uncertainty in the environment. Organizational managers mediate between technical and institutional managers. The three types of managers differ according to task, viewpoint, technique, time horizon, and decision-making strategy.
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