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The necessary nature of future firms : attributes of survivors in a changing world

Author: George P Huber
Publisher: Thousand Oaks (CA) ; London ; New Delhi : Sage Publications, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Huber (organizational change and redesign, U. of Texas- Austin) presents upper level managers with an accounting of the attributes firms must possess to survive in the future.

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Genre/Form: Študije
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George P Huber
ISBN: 0761930361 9780761930365 0761930353 9780761930358
OCLC Number: 438430399
Description: XVII, 307 str. : graf. prikazi ; 23 cm
Contents: Dangerous Deficiencies --
What Is Happening? What Is Not? --
The Role of Top Management --
The Future Environments of Business Organizations --
Scientific Knowledge and Improved Technology --
The Complexity of Future Environments --
Environmental Dynamism and Competitiveness --
Sensing and Interpreting the Environment --
Facit AB --
Importance of Environmental Sensing and Interpretation --
Environmental Sensing in Future Firms --
Interpreting What Is Sensed --
Organizational Decision Making --
Decisions And Decision Making Resource In Future Firms --
Decision Making Practices in Future Firms --
Tempting Practices and Firms' Responses --
Organizational Learning Knowledge Acquisition --
Learning and Survival --
Learning, Knowledge, and Innovation --
Organizational Learning: A Practice Whose Time Has Come --
Learning From Experience --
Learning From Others-Vicarious Learning Absorptive Capacity --
Introducing Learning Practices --
Leveraging Learning Through Knowledge Management --
Sematech --
The Four Repositories of Organizational Knowledge --
The Need to Manage Knowledge --
Direct, Informal Knowledge Sharing --
Knowledge Management Systems --
Planned Knowledge Transfer Across Teams --
Innovation: The Integration and Exploitation of Knowledge Occupational Specialization --
Within-Firm Approaches for Speeding --
Knowledge Integration Structures in Future Firms --
Changes in Intra-Firm Structures and Processes --
Changes in Firms' Employment Practices --
Changes in Experts' Employment Strategies --
Acquiring and Integrating Expert --
Dealing With the Simultaneous Needs for Change, Efficiency, Flexibility and Employee Commitment --
More-Than-Occasional Conflicts --
Downsizing --
Use of Temporary Workers --
Change and Culture --
Culture and Compensation.
Responsibility: George P. Huber.
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