Organization Theory : A Strategic Approach
For upper-level undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in Organization Theory.Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach, 6th Edition, provides a strategic, applied approach to organization theory that emphasizes decision-making. Presenting a balance of theory, research, and practice, this text focuses on how students as potential future managers can use their knowledge of organization theory to be better managers and organization members.
- Hardback | 418 pages
- 203.2 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
- 01 Aug 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 6th edition
Back cover copy
The Sixth Edition of "Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach" continues to present a balance of theory, research, and practice. Theory and research are necessary to provide coherence, certainty, and predictability in an otherwise incoherent, uncertain, and unpredictable world. However, in presenting theory and research, we maintain a belief that theory and research should provide practical value to the inhabitants of organizations--the managers and members of organizations. To accomplish this balance, we have provided numerous examples from organizations to illustrate the theories, concepts, and research findings throughout the text.
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Organization Theory and the Manager. 2. Structure and Design-Basic Organizational Building Blocks. II. THE CONTEXT OF ORGANIZATIONS. 3. Organizational Goals and Effectiveness. 4. The Global Environment for Organizations. 5. Managing the Environment. 6. Organizational Technology. 7. Organizational Size, Growth, and Life Cycles. III. MANAGING THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT. 8. Patterns of Strategic Organizational Design. 9. Organizational Governance and Control. IV. ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES. 10. Organizational Culture. 11. Information and Organizational Decision Making. 12. Power and Politics: Organizations as Political Entities. 13. Innovation, Strategic Change, and Organizational Learning. V. INTEGRATIVE CASES.