Publication of books and papers is often taken as an indicator of the popularity of a subject. In recent years, interest in the study of orga-nization and management has been on the increase. Of course, growing/ popularity also attracts people to the bandwagon. The book under review represents a situation of this kind. Either the author is not clear about the scope of his subject, or he wants to use a popular label to sell something which by now is quite conventional and even unexciting. This issue hits the reader in the very first para of the first chapter. The author begins:
O & M stands for organiza¬tion and methods. O & M may also be taken to mean organization and manage¬ment. But we are going to stick to the rather more specific and conservative heading of ‘organization and methods’. Organiza¬tion and management indi-cate rather wider or larger areas of administration or work organization while methods on the other hand indicate a more limited and better defined area within the general area of organi¬zation and management.
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