CAT 1999 Question Paper Question 56

Question 56

A. In rejecting the functionalism in positivist organization theory, either wholly or partially, there is often a move towards a political model of organization theory.

B. Thus the analysis would shift to the power resources possessed by different groups in the organization and the way they use these resources in actual power plays to shape the organizational structure.

C. At the extreme, in one set of writings, the growth of administrators in the organization is held to be completely unrelated to the work to be done and to be caused totally by the political pursuit of self- interest.

D. The political model holds that individual interests are pursued in organizational life through the exercise of power and influence.


A raises the main topic of the paragraph that is move towards political mode of organisational theory. D follows the suit where political mode is explained. B will follow D as it talks about power. C is the concluding statement of the paragraph. So the correct sequence is ADBC.

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