Organizational Theory

Organizational Theory : Texts and Cases

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Comprehensive and current, the third edition of Organizational Theory makes important theories accessible and interesting in order to teach future managers the skills and concepts necessary to succeed. *An integrated flow between chapters - allows students to clearly see how topics relate to each other from the start. *An in-depth look at organizational culture from the origins of culture to its relationship with organizational effectiveness. *Detailed coverage of the stakeholder approach to organizations and the implications of this approach for organizational effectiveness. *Explanations of the most recent developments in organizational structure such as the product team structure, outsourcing, and the network organizations. *Discussion of recent literature on inter-organizational linkage mechanisms, including the role of resource dependence theory and transaction cost theory in explaining why organizations choose different types of linkage mechanisms. *An integrated account of the strategy-structure relationship. *Comprehensive coverage of international strategy and structure and global organizational design.* An analysis of new technological developments, including the Internet, integrated with traditional concepts already used in organizational theory. See how technical complexity, task non-routinism, and task interdependence affect organizational design. *A detailed discussion of both population ecology theory and institutional theory. Look for more information on the Web at more

Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 210 x 255 x 23mm | 1,071g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 3rd International edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0130315516
  • 9780130315519

Table of contents

1. Organizations and Organizational Stakeholders. 2. Basic Challenges of Organizational Design. 3. Designing Organizational Structure: Authority and Control. 4. Designing the Organizational Structure: Specialization and Coordination. 5. Managing Organizational Culture and Ethics. 6. Managing the Organizational Environment. 7. Organizational Strategy and Structure. 8. Managing the International Environment. 9. Organizational Design and Technology. 10. Managing the New Technological Environment. 11. Organizational Birth, Growth, Decline, and Death. 12. Decision Making and Organizational Learning. 13. Managing Innovation and Change. 14. Organizational Conflict, Power and more