Classical Theories of Public Administration

8 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2013

See all articles by Hassan Elkatawneh

Hassan Elkatawneh

Walden University; University of the Rockies

Date Written: April 7, 2013


Many believe that the classical school represents the first source of the managerial process, in the late nineteenth century, while it was considered a product of the interaction between the employers and the capital control during that period. The focus was in that period to confirmation the interest of employers, and the production process, whereby the classical school / traditional management Includes two main theories:1) Theory of bureaucracy, 2) The theory of scientific management.

Keywords: Theory of bureaucracy, theory of scientific management, public policy and administration

Suggested Citation

Elkatawneh, Hassan, Classical Theories of Public Administration (April 7, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Hassan Elkatawneh (Contact Author)

Walden University ( email )

Minneapolis, MN 55401-2511
United States

University of the Rockies ( email )

555 East Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3612
United States

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