Bureaucratic Management Theory: Definition & Examples


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Who is one of the founding fathers of modern bureaucratic theory?

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1. What are two elements of bureaucratic management?

2. What is not an example of a bureaucracy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of bureaucratic management theory and its two essential elements. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include recognizing important contributors to bureaucratic management theory and identifying examples of bureaucracies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • One of the founding fathers of bureaucratic management theory
  • The two elements involved in bureaucratic management
  • Examples and characteristics of bureaucracies
  • The importance of bureaucratic management theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bureaucracy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on bureaucratic management theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the essential elements of this theory and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bureaucracies

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson on Bureaucratic Management Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what a bureaucracy is
  • Differentiate between public and private sector bureaucracies
  • Recognize Max Weber's contributions to the field of bureaucratic management theory
  • Know the two elements of this theory: organizational hierarchy and rational-legal decision-making rules
  • Review some examples of bureaucratic management structures