Self-designing organizations: learning how to create high performance

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Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1989 - Business & Economics - 189 pages

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SUSAN ALBERS MOHRMAN is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California. PRISCILLA WOHLSTETTER is associate professor of politics and policy in the School of Education at the University of Southern California. She also serves as a senior research fellow with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and directs CPRE's Study of School-Based Management, upon which this book is based.

Thomas G. Cummings, professor, chair of the Department of Management and Organization, and executive director of the Leadership Institute, received his B.S. and MBA from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in socio-technical systems from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was previously on the faculty at Case-Western Reserve University. He has authored 13 books, written over 40 scholarly articles, and given numerous invited papers at national and international conferences. He is associate editor of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and former editor-in-chief of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, chairman of the Organizational Development and Change division of the Academy of Management, and president of the Western Academy of Management. His major research and consulting interests include designing high-performing organizations and strategic change management. He has conducted several large-scale organization design and change projects, and has consulted to a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Scandinavia.

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