Contributions Of Administrative Management Theories

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THREE LEADING ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT THEORISTS; CHESTER BARNARD, HENRI FAYOL AND MAX WEBER AND THEIR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY

1 INTRODUCTION
A theory is developed from a real life observation and attempts to give a widely accepted well-substantiated analysis, explanation, description and interpretation of phenomena in order better understand it.Theory enables us to not only understand phenomena, but to also be able make use of available information to take carefully assessed approaches according to the relative theoretical principles and it enables us to deduce from the present situations future predictions of our reality.
The administrative theory attempts to rationally design an organization as a whole consisting of a formalized administrative structure that is hierarchal. It defines individual members within an organization by their specific of roles and responsibilities, making up a collective effort. It calls for a clear division of labour, a common objective as an organization, a clear delegation of power and authority to relevant responsible administrators. The administrative theory has been adopted in both public and private organizations as a guiding principle as to question how organizations function and operate and how they should be managed. The contributions of the three leading theorists in administrative management theory; Chester Barnard, Henri Fayol and Max Weber each attempted to answer these questions with the objective to

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