RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 40675139 LA English T1 Re-creating the corporation : a design of organizations for the 21st century A1 Ackoff, Russell Lincoln,, PB Oxford University Press PP New York YR 1999 SN 0195123875 9780195123876 AB "While most business and management schools continue to teach the functions of a corporation separately - production, marketing, finance, personnel - the reality is that for a corporation to endure each division must work with the others to create an effective system. Re-Creating the Corporation is Ackoff's blueprint for understanding and creating these model corporate systems. In four comprehensive sections - Background, Process, Designs, and Change - Ackoff lays out in clear concise prose the five organizational goals of successful corporate systems: plan effectively, learn and adapt rapidly, democratize, introduce internal market economies, and employ a flexible structure that will minimize the need for future restructuring. And through a deft mix of practical and theoretical examples drawn from a wide range of applications in a wide range of firms, this book ultimately guides executives to the system best suited to meet their organizational goals."--Jacket.