Organizational theory provides a framework for addressing an organization’s needs and goals. In this week’s learning activities, you discovered several factors that have had an impact on the development of organizational theory in the United States. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you summarize the development of organizational theory, using the following topics and prompts: Historic Perspectives on Organizational Theory Compare the differences between the following historic perspectives on organizational theory: classical, modern, symbolic interpretative, and postmodern. Describe the historical context related to each perspective. Contributions to Organizational Theory Assess the contributions of 2 people or 2 events that have had a significant impact on the development of organizational theory. Justify your assessment with supporting details. Describe the importance and relevance of their contributions. Support your description with historical and contextual details. Intellectual Disciplines as a Framework for Organizational Theory Select 1 intellectual discipline and explain how experts use it to inform organizational development. Refer to this week's chapter readings as needed. Support your explanation with relevant examples. Cite 3 reputable references (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality). Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.