9780324405422

Organization Theory and Design (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324405422

  • ISBN10:

    0324405421

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/26/2006
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Richard Daft's best-selling text, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, integrates the most recent thinking about organizations, classic ideas and theories, and real world practice, in a way that is interesting and enjoyable for students. Throughout the text, detailed examples illustrate how companies are coping in the rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. It is one of the most systematic and well- organized texts in the market. It helps students and managers prepare for the challenges they will face in the real world. This edition provides a thorough revision to showcase current examples and research alongside time-tested information. While organization studies and real world examples are insightful for understanding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give students opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Organizations
Organizations and Organization Theory
Organizational Purpose and Structural Design
Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness
Fundamentals of Organization Structure
Open System Design Elements
The External Environment
Interorganizational Relationships
The International Environment and Organization Design
Internal Design Elements
Manufacturing and Service Technologies
Information Technology and Control
Organization Size, Life Cycle and Decline
Managing Dynamic Processes
Organizational Culture and Ethical Values
Innovation and Change
Decision Making Processes
Conflict, Power, and Politics
Integrative Cases
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