CHAPTER 11 Associations, Boards and Employment Hierarchies



In Chapter 5 we discussed broad categories of social organisation. Here we examine many different types of organisations more specifically. A scout troop, the Anglican Church, General Motors, the City of Pasadena, the Red Cross, a Law Partnership and the Army can all be accurately described as organisations, yet their purposes, structures, financial sources, systems, leadership, members and employees (if any) all differ. It is important to distinguish them because their purpose and nature lead to appropriately different work relationships.

One common classification separates organisations into public, private and voluntary, but that is of little help in understanding in detail ...

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