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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.+An '''organization''' or '''organisation''' (see [[American and British English spelling differences|spelling differences]]) is an [[entity]], such as an [[institution]] or an [[association]], that has a collective [[goal]] and is linked to an external environment. The word is derived from the Greek word ''organon'', itself derived from the better-known word ''ergon'' which means "[[organ]]" .
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 +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.
 +== See also ==
 +*[[Organism]]
 +*[[Organized crime]]
 +*[[Pecking order]]
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An organization or organisation (see spelling differences) is an entity, such as an institution or an association, that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment. The word is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived from the better-known word ergon which means "organ" .

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.

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