Organizational Theory, Design, and Change

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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KEY BENEFIT: Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge.Organizational Theory, Design, and Change continues to provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. By making organizational change the centerpiece in a discussion of organizational theory and design, this text stands apart from other books on the market. The sixth edition has been updated to reflect the most recent trends in real-world managing techniques. Examples have been updated to provide vivid illustrations of such techniques in action. KEY TOPICS: The Organization and Its Environment; Organizational Design; Organizational Change Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain a competitive edge. This text combines theory with application to show students how organizational change can affect the profitability of a business.

Table of Contents

The Organization and Its Environment
Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness
Stakeholders, Managers, and Ethics
Organizing in a Changing Global Environment
Organizational Design
Basic Challenges of Organizational Design
Designing Organizational Structure: Authority and Control
Designing Organizational Structure: Specialization and Coordination
Creating and Managing Organizational Culture
Organizational Design and Strategy in a Changing Global Environment
Organizational Design, Competences, and Technology
Organizational Change
Types and Forms of Organizational Change
Organizational Transformations: Birth, Growth, Decline, and Death
Decision Making, Learning, Knowledge Management, and Information Technology
Innovation, Intrapreneurship, and Creativity
Managing Conflict, Power, and Politics
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Very helpful book March 20, 2011
A book of beneficial knowledge as well as practical examples. It's helpful for my major in university. It is a good text book, presents material clearly and simplistically but effectively gets the point across and makes it easy to learn and retain. Love the book! I actually rented this book and have to say that now I wish I would have purchased instead of renting.
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