Organization Theory and Design

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South Western College Publishing, 1998 - Business & Economics - 701 pages
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This market leading text presents the most recent thinking about organizations in a way that is interesting and enjoyable. It continues to integrate new concepts and models from organization theory with changing events in the real world of organizations to provide the most up-to-date view of organizations available.

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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  - Phoebe - Goodreads

oh boy did I nerd out on this! important to remember for you B school students that have to read it - these are PATTERNS not RULES! you don't make reality squeeze into these boxes, rather, you lay ... Read full review

Contents

A Look Inside International Business Machines
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Granite Rock Company 6
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What Is an Organization?
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About the author (1998)

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 co-authored 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 has also 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 also 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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