Designing Effective Organizations: Traditional and Transformational Views / Edition 1

Designing Effective Organizations: Traditional and Transformational Views / Edition 1

by David K. Banner
     
 

This book on organization theory adopts a distinctive stance. In contrast to the traditional rational approach, it develops a transformational perspective which focuses on the organizational world as a projection of each organizational member's consciousness. While covering all the basic topics of organization theory, the author's approach reflects today's changing… See more details below

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This book on organization theory adopts a distinctive stance. In contrast to the traditional rational approach, it develops a transformational perspective which focuses on the organizational world as a projection of each organizational member's consciousness. While covering all the basic topics of organization theory, the author's approach reflects today's changing management paradigms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803948488
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Samuel A Culbert
PART ONE: ORGANIZATION THEORY FROM A TRANSFORMATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Organizations and Organization Theory
Of Paradigms and Paradigm Shifts
The Industrial Era Paradigm
Transformational Thinking
The Emerging Paradigm
Creating the New-Paradigm Organization
Systems Thinking in Organization Theory
The Metamodel of Organization
Transformation and Organizational Effectiveness
PART TWO: THE STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATIONS
Macro Structural Variables
The Creation and Evolution of Organizational Structure
Emerging Organizational Designs
PART THREE: THE CONTEXT OF ORGANIZATIONS
The Environment of Organizations
Organizational Technology and Structure
Organizational Size and Structure
Power, Politics and Structure
Strategy and Structure
PART FOUR: THE PROCESSES OF ORGANIZATION
The Organizational Life Cycle
Organizational Culture
Structural Conflict in Organizations
Facilitating the New-Paradigm Organization

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