Essentials of Organizational Theory and Design

Essentials of Organizational Theory and Design

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This text presents late 1990s thinking about organizations in a way that aims to be interesting and enjoyable for students. It integrates new concepts and models from organization theory with changing events in the real world of organizations to provide an up-to-date view of organizations available at the end othe 20th century. Without sacrificing content, the text should be suitable for instructors, allowing them time to use their own cases and materials.
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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 26mm | 794g
  • South-Western
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • Illustrations
  • 0538879270
  • 9780538879279

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONS. 1. Organizations and Organization Theory. PART 2: THE OPEN SYSTEM. 2. Strategic Management and Organizational Effectiveness. 3. The External Environment. PART 3: ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND DESIGN. 4. Manufacturing, Service, and Advanced Information Technology. 5. Organization Size and Life Cycle. 6. Fundamentals of Organization Structure. 7. Contemporary Designs for Global Competitors. PART 4: DYNAMIC PROCESSES IN ORGANIZATIONS. 8. Innovation and Change. 9. Information Technology and Organizational Control. 10. Organizational Culture and Ethical Values. 11. Decision-Making Processes. 12. Power and Politics. 13. Interdepartmental Relations and Conflict. PART 5: STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE. 14. Interorganizational Relationships. 15. Toward the Learning Organization.
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