Applying True Bureaucracy and Avoiding False Bureaucracy with Contingency Approach in Organizations of Iran
Elixir Mgmt. Arts 44 (2012) 7271-7274
9 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last revised: 29 Jun 2014
Date Written: May 30, 2014
The word “Bureaucracy” has been long applied in Iran, but its definitions and implications have been discussed in different forms. Most of its definitions are affected by individuals’ opinions and ideas and not by its real meaning. The importance is that unlike the current conception, bureaucracy in its real meaning is led to success although its improper use leads to poor performance of bureaucracy. In this article a scientific definition of bureaucracy is explained and its formation process in Iran is studied. Finally a solution is considered in order to optimum performance of bureaucracy in Iran. It seems that achieving the correct definition and adequate understanding of nature of bureaucracy are the best ways for planning and implementing a successful management with bureaucratic approach. Furthermore for coordinating bureaucracy with inside and outside environmental condition of the organization, this management method requires contingency and strategic approaches in order to apply it usefully and effectively in organizations with appropriate structures.
Keywords: Bureaucracy, True bureaucracy, False bureaucracy, Contingency approach, Iran
JEL Classification: L20
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