For the first time, prominent scholars of the major disciplines in organization studies come together to search for common ground. Economists, sociologists and psychologists put aside their disciplinary, their language and paradigm barriers, in seeking to address common problems and find universal solutions. Recent advances in population ecology, transaction cost ecomonics, control theory, leadership studies and decision-making are among the topics covered as well as new syntheses on old confrontations between issues of power and efficiency and of rationality and norms. These papers, stemming from the International Symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Organization Studies (Wassenaar, Netherlands, May 1990) reflect the interdisciplinary rapprochement that has gathered momentum over the last ten years, and will surely point to important new directions in organization studies for the future. Organizational researchers, PhD students and students of advanced courses in organizational studies, as well as researchers in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics will find this an important reference and study volume.