UNDERSTANDING ORGANISATIONS: ORGANISATIONAL THEORY AND PRACTICE IN INDIA

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jun 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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Organisations play a crucial role in our day-to-day life though most of us are unaware of it. They permeate and pervade almost all aspects of our lives and their significance cannot therefore be overemphasized. This easy-to-read and compact book on Organisational Theory (OT) gives an account of what an organisation is and how it operates. It shows that organisations are not static entities, but are dynamic: capable of growing, changing, failing or transforming themselves.The book begins with a discussion on the perspectives and approaches needed for understanding, designing and changing organisations. It then goes on to give a description of the building blocks and the various influences that determine organisational design. The author rightly emphasizes that the ideal organisation is one that is adaptive to a specific situation. He tells not only what an organisation is, but shows how it functions, for instance, how decisions are taken, how conflicts and power interact in moulding an organisation, how values and norms influence performance, and so on. Finally, the author stresses how organisations change or are transformed or why some do not change, and highlights emerging issues in organisational design. What distinguishes the text is its Indian background. The author skillfully elucidates organisational theory with real-life examples from well-known Indian Organi-sations.Intended as a textbook for the students of Management, this study should also be ideal for practising managers, consultants and teachers.
 

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Contents

Centralisation
39
Strategies for Managing Environment
53
A strategic typology
63
Strategic Failures
72
Managerial options for technological change
85
TYPES OF ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES 90108
90
Machine Bureaucracy
96
Adhocracy
104
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE 151172
151
The competing values perspective
163
The Effective Organisational Culture
169
Diagnosing organisational
187
MANAGING ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE 189211
189
Managerial Options for Implementing Change
203
A FUTURE PERSPECTIVE 212235
212
Organisations as Learning Systems
223

Significance of Power and Politics in Organisations
110
A contingency perspective
119
Implications for Managers
127
The Entrepreneurial Approach
135
The Consensus Building Approach
145
Implications for Future Managers
234
Author Index 255258
255
Subject Index 261265
261
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About the author (2008)

Associate Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur and specialises in the area of Organisational Behaviour. Earlier, he was a faculty at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and a consultant at the National Productivity Council.

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