Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Evaluation Society$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Dahler-Larsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804776929

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 24 October 2019

Organizational Understandings

Organizational Understandings

Rational, Learning, and Institutionalized Organization

Chapter:
(p.33) 1 Organizational Understandings
Source:
The Evaluation Society
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.003.0002

This chapter introduces three different models that help in the study of evaluation from the viewpoint of organizational theory. These three models are the institutionalized organization, the rational organization, and the learning organization. The institutionalized organization provides important contrast to the ideals of the rational and learning organizations, while the rational organization gives a primary ideal for the very occurrence of organization within today's society. Finally, learning organization zeroes in on the ideal that most evaluators share.

Keywords:   organizational theory, evaluation, institutionalized organization, rational organization, learning organization, ideals, evaluators

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.