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 +[[Image:Duck of Vaucanson.jpg|thumb|200px|<small>The '''''Canard Digérateur''''', or '''[[Digesting Duck]]''', was an [[automaton]] in the form of [[duck]], created by [[Jacques de Vaucanson]] in [[1739]].
 +Voltaire wrote that "without [...] the duck of [[Vaucanson]], you have nothing to remind you of the glory of [[France]]." (''"Sans...le canard de Vaucanson vous n'auriez rien qui fit ressouvenir de la gloire de la France."'') This is often misquoted as "Without the shitting duck, we would have nothing to remind us of the glory of France."</small>]]
 +[[Image:Homme machine (1747) - Julien Offray de La Mettrie.jpg|right|thumb|200px|''[[Man a Machine]]'' ([[1747]]) by [[Julien Offray de La Mettrie]] (edition shown [[1750]])]]
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An '''organisation''' is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. The word itself is derived from the Greek word ''ὄργανον'' (organon) meaning ''tool''. The term is used in both daily and scientific English in multiple ways. An '''organisation''' is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. The word itself is derived from the Greek word ''ὄργανον'' (organon) meaning ''tool''. The term is used in both daily and scientific English in multiple ways.

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The Canard Digérateur, or Digesting Duck, was an automaton in the form of duck, created by Jacques de Vaucanson in 1739.   Voltaire wrote that "without [...] the duck of Vaucanson, you have nothing to remind you of the glory of France." ("Sans...le canard de Vaucanson vous n'auriez rien qui fit ressouvenir de la gloire de la France.") This is often misquoted as "Without the shitting duck, we would have nothing to remind us of the glory of France."
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The Canard Digérateur, or Digesting Duck, was an automaton in the form of duck, created by Jacques de Vaucanson in 1739. Voltaire wrote that "without [...] the duck of Vaucanson, you have nothing to remind you of the glory of France." ("Sans...le canard de Vaucanson vous n'auriez rien qui fit ressouvenir de la gloire de la France.") This is often misquoted as "Without the shitting duck, we would have nothing to remind us of the glory of France."

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An organisation is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. The word itself is derived from the Greek word ὄργανον (organon) meaning tool. The term is used in both daily and scientific English in multiple ways.

In the social sciences, organisations are studied by researchers from several disciplines, the most common of which are sociology, economics, political science, psychology, management, and organisational communication. The broad area is commonly referred to as organisational studies, organisational behaviour or organisation analysis. Therefore, a number of different theories and perspectives exist, some of which are compatible, and others that are competing.

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