Theory is a set of inter relatedconcepts, definitions & propositionsthat present a systematic view of aphenomena.
It also specifies the relationshipamong variables with purpose of explaining and predicting thephenomena
According to D.S.Pugh . Organization theory refers tothe study of the phenomena of organizationalFunctioning and performance and of the behavior of Groups and individuals working in them. The main theories which seek to study the organizationAre 1)classical theory 2)neo classical theory3)bureaucratic theory 4)systems theory5)contigency theory These theories are based on the generally acceptedprinciples ,set of assumptions and value judgment.each theory is based on How organization can be madeeffective. They are predominantly descriptive andpredictive in nature