2. Brief Life Sketch of Max Weber
He was a German lawyer; a politician; a
historian; political economist & sociologist.
Weber completed his doctoral dissertation on ‘A
Contribution to the History of Medieval Business
Max Weber was the first administrative thinker to
study interrelationship between state & Society.
As a scholar of Law, he understood the
significance of power, authority & legitimacy.
3. Weber’s Theory of Bureaucracy
Weber’s Bureaucracy is based upon legal-
The following are the basic features of his
theory of Bureaucracy:
5. Division of Labor Division of work,
has a well
defined power &
Office Staffing Maintenance
8. Such a Bureaucratic organisation specifies the
duties & responsibilities of Bureaucrats.
Authority implies responsibility.
Every Bureaucratic organisation functions with a
specific procedure, laid down by the
organisation. This procedure is laid down for
performing their functions.
One of the unique features, suggested by
Weber, is the impersonal approach of an
employee, in the organisation. Every employee
should function withimpersonal approach, while