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Organizational realities : studies of strategizing and organizing

Author: William H Starbuck; et al
Publisher: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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William H Starbuck, a key management thinker, has written on a range of issues relating to organizational behavior, theory, and strategy. This book brings together his seminal writing to present  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Starbuck, William H., 1934-
Organizational realities.
Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006297886
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Starbuck; et al
ISBN: 9780191537158 0191537152
OCLC Number: 252677837
Description: 1 online resource (xxvx, 620 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface: Realistic Perspectives on Organizing and Strategizing ; ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL RELATIONS ; 1. Organizational growth and development ; 2. Organizations and their environments ; 3. Camping on seesaws: Prescriptions for a self-designing organization ; ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND STRATEGIZING PART 1 ; 4. Responding to crises ; 5. Organizations as action generators ; 6. To avoid organizational crises, unlearn ; 7. Acting first and thinking later: Theory versus reality in strategic change ; PERCEPTIONS AND LEARNING PART 1 ; 8. Organizational facades ; 9. Executives' perceptual filters: What they notice and how they make sense ; 10. Challenger: Changing the odds until something breaks ; ORGANIZING AND STRATEGIZING IN KNOWLEDGE-INTENSIVE FIRMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS PART 1 ; 11. When is play productive? ; 12. Learning by knowledge-intensive firms ; 13. Keeping a butterfly and an elephant in a house of cards: The elements of exceptional success ; 14. How organizations channel creativity ; STRATEGIZING PART 2 ; 15. Strategizing realistically in competitive environments ; 16. Trying to help S&Ls: How organizations with good intentions jointly enacted disaster ; 17. Unlearning ineffective or obsolete technologies ; ANCIENT ISSUES IN ORGANIZING, CONTROL SYSTEMS PART 2 ; 18. Distrust in dependence: The ancient challenge of superior-subordinate relations ; 19. Ancient Chinese theories of control ; PERCEPTIONS AND LEARNING PART 2 ; 20. How organizations learn from success and failure ; 21. The accuracy of managers' perceptions: A dimension missing from theories about firms ; 22. Studying the accuracy of managers' perceptions: A research odyssey ; STRATEGIZING PART 3 ; 23. Which dreams come true? Endogeneity, industry structure, and forecasting accuracy
Responsibility: William H. Starbuck ; with contributions from Michael L. Barnett ... [et al.].
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