Handbook of Organizational Design: Adapting organizations to their environments
Paul C. Nystrom, William H. Starbuck
Oxford University Press, 1981 - History - 582 pages
The two volumes summarize and reinterpret research and suggest applications to the design of organizations. Volume I analyses the effects of environments on organizations, and discusses the adaptive capabilities of organizations such as planning, forecasting, and innovation.
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