The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research
Book is a synthesis of the empirical literature currently available on organizational structuring. A framework is developed enabling students to handle organizational problems. For use as a supplement in upper level Organizational Design courses in Management.
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The Essence of Structure
PARTI HOW THE ORGANIZATION FUNCTIONS
THE DESIGN PARAMETERS
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