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10 Introduction With the quickening pace of globalization and economy of world progresses rapidly the practice of bureaucracy has a very important role in the development of organisation and management This study introduces Max Weber and his theory of bureaucracy The term bureaucracy was coined by the Max Weber Max Weber is best known as one of the leading scholars and founders of modern sociology but Weber also accomplished much economic work in the style of the youngest German Historical School He is best -known methodologically for his development of the ideal-type Wikipedia 2003 In addition he is a historian and philosopher He was born in 1864 Weber held a series of academic appointments He was the first to observe and write on bureaucracies which developed in Germany during the 19th century He considered them to be efficient rational and honest a big improvement over the haphazard administration that they replaced When Weber wrote on bureaucracy or charismatic leadership he was describing an ideal type not necessarily the form that actually occurred He did this to clarify his explanation not to pontificate On the other hand he was not totally dispassionate he preferred the rational administration of the bureaucratic method Weber studied and wrote extensively on religion His concept of charisma derived from theology His best known book is the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Bureaucracy is common in large organisation and it is not necessarily a bad thing It encourages rational approaches to management and the formal procedures speculations hierarchies and impersonal control mechanisms that it generates can sometimes be extremely effective especially in very large and complex enterprisesBennett 1994 Page19 This report consists of the concept of bureaucracy main characteristics and its the bureaucratic dysfunction is also highlighted followed by a critical analysis on the idea of bureaucracy In the later section the modern view of bureaucracy and the IRON CAGE phenomena are discussed
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