Organization Theory and Design

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Cengage Learning, Jan 26, 2006 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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Richard Daft's best-selling text, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, integrates the most recent thinking about organizations, classic ideas and theories, and real world practice, in a way that is interesting and enjoyable for students. Throughout the text, detailed examples illustrate how companies are coping in the rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. It is one of the most systematic and well- organized texts in the market. It helps students and managers prepare for the challenges they will face in the real world. This edition provides a thorough revision to showcase current examples and research alongside time-tested information. While organization studies and real world examples are insightful for understanding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give students opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.
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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

Organizational Purpose and Structural Design
53
Open System Design Elements
135
Internal Design Elements
243
Managing Dynamic Processes
357
Integrative Cases
517
Glossary
591
Name Index
601
Corporate Name Index
610
Subject Index
614
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About the author (2006)

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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