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Designing organizations : 21st century approaches

Author: Richard M Burton
Publisher: New York ; London : Springer, 2008.
Series: Information and organization design series, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The design of organizations has been an ongoing concern of management theory and practice over the past several decades. This book examines developments in Organizational Design with contributors from scholars in the area."--book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Burton
ISBN: 9780387777757 038777775X
OCLC Number: 226281316
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Contingency, Institutional, and Evolutionary Theory --
1. The Conflict Between Contingency and Institutional Theories of Organizational Design / Lex Donaldson --
2. Resolving the Conflict Between Contingency and Institutional Theories of Organizational Design / Lex Donaldson --
3. Comparing Evolutionary and Contingency Theory Approaches to Organizational Structure / Charles Williams --
Pt. II. The Design of Organizational Processes --
4. Rational Emotionality: Integrating Emotions into Psychological Climate / Dorthe Dojbak Hakansson, Berge Obel and Richard M. Burton --
5. Organizing for Asymmetric Collaboration / Jam Flohr Nielsen and Henrik Bendixen Serensen --
6. Asymmetric Adaptability of Team Designs: Change and Back Again / Frances Jorgensen and Harry Boer --
7. Strive for Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness within a Human Resources Division / Torben Andersen and Per Krogager --
Pt. III. Innovation: Overcoming Inertia and Conflicts --
8. Opening up the Innovation Process: Different Organizational Strategies / Sladjana Vujovic and John Parm Ulhei --
9. Doing A While Hoping for B?: A Study On Organizational Innovation In Three Large Organisations / Kaisa Henttonen --
Pt. IV. Firm Performance --
10. Will Modular Products and Organizations Improve Lead-time in Product Development? / Kirsten Foss --
11. Strategic Planning and Finn Performance: The Influence of Organizational Context / Bo H. Eriksen.
Series Title: Information and organization design series, 7.
Responsibility: edited by Richard M. Burton [and others].

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