The book EPA1 - Administrative Theory for IGNOU is a quite a useful book for distance learning students who are willing to opt for administration, management studies, industrial and organisational psychology, etc. It can also be useful for MBA aspirants looking to pursue major in HR, giving the students an overview on the subject of administrative theory, the 'bottom up' and 'top down' concepts within it, guidelines for its structure and various other fundamentals. Used widely by IGNOU students all over, this book discusses ideas about running an organisation, public administration and the role of bureaucracy. Finally, various types of hierarchies and principles are focused upon such as scalar, exemption, unity of command, departmentalisation, span of control and line-staff given by various administrative theorists on formulising organisational structure and relationships.
This is a fantastic book for IGNOU students since every aspect of the subject such as such as the history and development of the administrative theory, organisational theory, social theory, political theory and all its related topics are written in detail. The book also includes previous years' question papers to help students understand the format and types of questions that can be asked. IGNOU or the Indira Gandhi National Open University, run by the central government of India, is a wonderful gift to students who wish to pursue studies but are unable to do so due to work or other commitments and time constraints. It is also useful for those students who come from the disadvantaged segments of the society. Apart from providing students with most recent information and up-to-date knowledge bank, IGNOU involves teaching, research, training and assessments making it very significant and beneficial to students pursuing distance education.