Organization Theory and Design

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Cengage Learning, 2010 - Business & Economics - 672 pages
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Discover to the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft's best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, 10E p
  

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User Review  - Haytham Badawey - Goodreads

There's nothing in this book discussing "theory" or "design". The author discusses some random topics, some of which are closely related to organizations and some are unrelated topics. There are good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Browning - Goodreads

Great overview of many organizational challenges and typical responses by leadership as to how to align a workforce to meet those challenges. Good balance of case studies and real-life application to further explain the theoretical principles. Read full review

Contents

Organization Theory in Action
2
The Company A Short History
13
Ternary Software
20
How Do You Fit the Design? Evolution of Style
26
Organizational Purpose and Structural Design 55
38
Organizational Purpose and Structural Design
55
Strategy Organization Design and Effectiveness
56
and Design
65
Corrugated Supplies
318
Balanced Scorecard
325
Organization Size Life Cycle and Decline
332
How Do You Fit the Design? What Size
338
Amazon
344
The Salvation Army
351
Managing Dynamic Processes
371
Organization Design and Culture
381

The Strategy Paradox
71
Design Essentials
79
The Balanced Scorecard
85
Fundamentals of Organization Structure
88
The Future of Management
92
of Working on a Team
100
GE Salisbury
117
You and Organization
128
Open System Design Elements
137
The Changing Environment
144
Adapting to a Changing Environment
149
Framework for Responses to Environmental
156
eBay
163
Interorganizational Relationships
174
Resource Dependence
181
Managing Strategic Relationships
187
Designing Organizations for the International Environment
208
Designing Structure to Fit Global Strategy
216
ColgatePalmolive Company
223
Cultural Differences in Coordination and Control
233
Design Essentials
240
Internal Design Elements
251
Service Technologies
252
Printronix
259
Core Organization Service Technology
266
NonCore Departmental Technology
272
Great Ormond Street Hospital
279
Design Essentials
285
Comparing Cultures
291
Using IT for Coordination and Control
294
Management Control Systems
300
Best
311
Organizational Culture Learning and Performance
387
How Leaders Shape Culture and Ethics
393
Shop til You Drop
401
Innovation and Change
410
Technology Change
417
New Products and Services
423
Strategy and Structure Change
428
Leadership for Change
434
Innovation Climate
440
192
447
146
449
DecisionMaking Processes
450
Saskatchewan Consulting
456
United Airlines
463
Gillette Company
469
Contingency DecisionMaking Framework
475
Decision Styles
485
Conflict Power and Politics 371
490
The PurposeDriven Church
495
Semco
504
Using Power Politics and Collaboration
512
Design Essentials
520
Integrative Cases
529
197
568
Glossary
613
199
623
208
629
306
630
Corporate Name Index
634
234
635
315
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About the author (2010)

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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