Organizational Theory, Design, and Change
Organizational Theory, Design, and Change continues to provide students with 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 in 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.
Table of Content
PART 1: THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
PART 2: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
- Organizations and Organizational Effectiveness
- Stakeholders, Managers, and Ethics
- Organizing in a Changing Global Environment
PART 3: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
- 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
- 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
- Organizational change is treated in a whole new perspective, highlighting how it is an outcome of the use of established organizational theory and design principles.
- In-chapter tools help students make the connection between concepts and the real-world implications of organizational design and change.
- From Chapter 1 to Chapter 14, the topics build on each other in a logical manner. Further, Amazon.com is featured in several of the book’s chapters as a running case study.
- Detailed coverage of contemporary concepts, such as the stakeholder approach to organizations, recent developments in organizational structure (i.e. product teams, outsourcing,etc.), origins of organizational culture, relationship between international strategy and global organizational design, and transaction cost theory enable students to converge on the key elements of organizational theory and design.
- Examples and case studies drawn from organizations based in India offer an extensive view of the functioning style of Indian companies across diverse sectors, helping students from Indian business schools relate to the concepts discussed in the book.