Future Organizational Design: The Scope for the IT-based Enterprise / Edition 1

Future Organizational Design: The Scope for the IT-based Enterprise / Edition 1

by Lars Groth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471988936

ISBN-13: 9780471988939

Pub. Date: 09/02/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This groundbreaking work:

• employs a well-known and widely accepted body of theory-Henry Mintzberg's organizational configurations-as a frame of reference throughout, explores possible transformations of his original five configurations, and proposes two new ones,

• discusses the basic human limitations in organization-building, the use of

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This groundbreaking work:

• employs a well-known and widely accepted body of theory-Henry Mintzberg's organizational configurations-as a frame of reference throughout, explores possible transformations of his original five configurations, and proposes two new ones,

• discusses the basic human limitations in organization-building, the use of pre-computer technology, the nature of the resulting organizations, and what we can learn from this when searching for the possible contributions of IT,

• analyses the strengths and weaknesses of information technology, what it contributes over and above previous technology, and explains why many of its most touted properties are really among its weakest,

• provides in-depth understanding of the interplay between IT and organization structure and of why opportunities vary among different types of organizations,

• avoids general prescriptions to afford the real understanding necessary to stake out the most advantageous path into the future for your organization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471988939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/1999
Series:
John Wiley Series in Information Systems Series
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
1.19(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

A Platform for the Investigation
Recourse to Reason.
Organization and Tools-the Human Advantages.
The Basic Preconditions for Organizing.
Individual Capacity and Organisation Before the Computer
Confined by Physiology
The Dawn of Organization
The Power of Technology
The Modern Organization
IT and the Preconditions for Organising
The IT-Based Preconditions
Extending the Space of Constructible Organisations
The Individual and the Group
Routines and Automation
Coordination by Default
The New Organisation
Toward the Model-Driven Organisation
The New Configurations
Concluding Considerations

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