Handbook of Organizational Design: Adapting organizations to their environments

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Oxford University Press, 1981 - Business & Economics - 582 pages
This comprehensive reference work summarizes and reinterprets research, and suggests applications got the design of organizations. Scholars and professionals, from the United States, Europe, and other countries, present the contributions to organization theory of management science, political science, economics, sociology, systems engineering, psychology, history, and anthropology. The chapters draw examples from a large number of diverse industries and governmental activities, and they discuss design alternatives which should prove valuable for planning, redesign, and the continuing operations of organizations. Volume 1 analyzes the effects of environments on organizations, and discusses the adaptive capabilities of organizations such as planning, forecasting, and innovation. Contributors examine the effects of change, particularly changes in technologies and in legal and political systems.

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Gerard P. Hodgkinson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Management at Leeds University Business School (LUBS). In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society and the British Academy of Management, in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the
psychology of strategic management as an emergent field of study. He is also a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research, Editor-in-Chief of the British Jourla of Management, a consulting Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and an Editorial Board Member
of the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. William H. Starbuck is Professor in residence at the Lundquist College of Business of the University of Oregon and Professor emeritus at New York University. Author of numerous articles on a wide-ranging set of issues relating to
organizational behavior and strategy, he is also a former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, co-editor of The Handbook of Organizational Design (with Paul Nystrom, OUP, 1981), and author of The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research and Organizational Realities:
Studies of Strategizing and Organizing (both OUP, 2006).

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