Labour Studies Index

The Obsolescence of Bureaucracy

Document type Article
Author Matejko, Alexander J.
Journal Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations
Volume 35
Date 1980
ISSN 0034-379X
Pages 467-493


The bureaucratic model becomes more and more self-defeating in present time because it is highly inadequate to meet the challenges of the modem world. Literature on the alternative models of collective work is now available. These are also several highly encouraging practical experiences. Fewer and fewer people still trust that any substitute for bureaucracy is just unrealistic.