Handbook of Organizational Design

Handbook of Organizational Design

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This comprehensive reference work summarizes and reinterprets research, and suggests applications got the design of organizations. Scholars and professionals, from the United States, Europe, and other countries, present the contributions to organization theory of management science, politicalscience, economics, sociology, systems engineering, psychology, history, and anthropology. The chapters draw examples from a large number of diverse industries and governmental activities, and they discuss design alternatives which should prove valuable for planning, redesign, and the continuingoperations of organizations.Volume 2 focuses on proceses of change within organizations, including control systems, interdepartmental relations, and job design. Contributors also discuss the effects, both planned and accidental, that organizations have upon their environments, and they analyze the relationships betweenorganizations, governments, and societies.Remodeling organizations and their environments Paul C. Nystrom, William H. Starbuck ... For some organizations and sub- units, continued viability depends more upon adapting quickly to environmental shifts ... Many employees with professional training or other expertise will be uncomfortable with shifting statuses and with ideological orientations that ... For example, employee groups that meet with supervisors in participatory goal-setting sessions concentrate their discussions onanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Organizational Design
Author:Paul C. Nystrom, William H. Starbuck
Publisher:Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press - 1981


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