Structure in fives: designing effective organizations

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Prentice-Hall, 1983 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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Here's a guide that shows managers how to choose the best organizational design for their business from five basic structures identified by the author. In it readers will discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those pertaining to conflict among different divisions.

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User Review  - Ari Manninen - Goodreads

This is extremely valuable book. Author really shows what it means to develop aa clear and useful framework. The framework helps us to examine organizations and to see what is elementary in different kinds of organizations. Read full review

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User Review  - Irwan - Goodreads

It was one of the book in the syllabus which I actually enlightened me on the organization subject. Being a computer science major, I know very little about organization and how it is structured, let alone the issue of effectiveness. Will recommend this to anyone interested in organizations. Read full review


Foundations of Organization Design
Designing Individual Positions
Designing the Superstructure

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Henry Mintzberg, author of several seminal books, including "Mintzberg on Management" and "The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, " is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and professor of organization at INSEAD, in France.

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