Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Business & Economics - 418 pages
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Clearly written and well-organized, this book takes a strategic systems approach that focuses on how managers structure and operate organizations so that they are efficient and effective. With an emphasis on the decision-making processes of managers, the topics covered in this book include a brief history of organization theory; the structure and design of organizations; organizational goals and effectiveness; the global environment of organizations; managing the environment; organizational technology; organizational size, growth, and life cycles; governance and control; culture; decision making; power and politics; innovation, strategic change, and learning; and includes integrative case studies. For organizational managers and executives.

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Contents

Structure and DesignBasic Organizational Building
28
Shoot the Moon
47
THE CONTEXT OF ORGANIZATIONS
49
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William P. Anthony (PhD) (SPHR) is professor of management, Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration, and director of the DeSantis Center for Executive Management Education in the College of Business at Florida State University. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from Ohio State University and his bachelor s degree from Ohio University. Dr Anthony has published more than 80 articles and 14 books. He has been published in a variety of management journals including Long Range Planning, Human Relations, Academy Of Management Executives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, and Human Resource Management Journal among others. He has served as a reviewer for Human Resource Management Journal and The Journal of Managerial Issues. His book Participative Management, was reprinted 10 times and translated into six different languages. Dr Anthony consults with a wide variety of business and governmental organizations throughout the United States. His previous clients include Motorala, State Farm Insurance, Intervynals Corporation, The U.S. Department of Defense, The Florida Lottery, Rayonier, Resortquest, Olin Corporation, and Goodwill Industries. He also serves as an expert witness in employment matters. Dr Anthony has served as chairman of the management department and as assistant dean in the College Of Business at Florida State University.

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