Designing organizations: an executive guide to strategy, structure, and process

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Jossey-Bass, 2002 - Business & Economics - 197 pages
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A thoroughly revised second edition of the leader's concise guide to the process of creating and managing an organisation, no matter how complex, that will achieve unique competitive advantages and be poised to respond effectively and rapidly to customer demands.

In this book executives, managers, and consultants will find the concrete tools they need to select and implement an efficient design that creates superior and more competitive performance. In addition to analysing the four key forces shaping today's organisations -- buyer power, variety, change, and speed -- this new edition addresses the concerns of new economy by expanding on the section on the Flexible Organization and includes a new section on organising around the customer. The book:
* Describes what leaders can do to effect the change process
* Addresses the concerns of new economy companies
* Contains rich examples from successful companies

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Contents

Six Immutable Forces Shaping Todays Organizations
1
Choosing an Effective Design
9
Matching Strategy and Structure
17
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Jay R. Galbraith— an internationally recognized expert on organization design— is a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California and professor emeritus at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He consults regularly with international clients in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. He is the author of Designing the Global Corporation and coauthor of Organizing for the Future and Tomorrow's Organization.

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