Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice / Edition 1

Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice / Edition 1

by John Child
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405116587

ISBN-13: 9781405116589

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

A sequel to his early classic text, Organization, John Child's new book provides a state-of-the-art guide to organizational management in today's world. As in his earlier book, this authoritative new book: Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice addresses organizational issues in terms of how managers experience them and how MBA

Overview

A sequel to his early classic text, Organization, John Child's new book provides a state-of-the-art guide to organizational management in today's world. As in his earlier book, this authoritative new book: Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice addresses organizational issues in terms of how managers experience them and how MBA students can most effectively learn about them.

John Child draws attention to the exciting possibilities currently arising in organizations, as the conditions for their survival change. His analysis covers new internal organizational forms, various kinds of network organization and the evolution of organization to meet new demands. The topics addressed range from integration, control, reward policies, outsourcing, flexibility and strategic alliances, to trust, learning, and corporate governance.

Written in an approachable style, and featuring new international examples, this is a major contemporary guide to the role of organizations and people in business success. Although it focuses on business organizations, much of its content is also highly relevant to public and not-for-profit institutions in the context of global competition, new information technologies, and the knowledge-based economy.

Each chapter contains summaries of key points, lists of practical guidelines, questions for discussion, and sources of further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405116589
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition VII

Preface from the First Edition IX

PART I THE BROAD PICTURE 1

Chapter 1 Organization and Its Importance 3

Chapter 2 Perspectives on Organizational Design until Recent Times 27

Chapter 3 New Conditions, New Organization 53

PART II NEW INTERNAL FORMS 85

Chapter 4 Simpler Structures – Reducing Hierarchy 87

Chapter 5 Achieving Integration 109

Chapter 6 Control 143

Chapter 7 Questions of Reward 171

Chapter 8 Payment Systems 191

PART III NEW NETWORK FORMS 215

Chapter 9 Outsourcing and Offshoring 217

Chapter 10 Virtual Organization 241

Chapter 11 Strategic Alliances 269

Chapter 12 Organizing Across Borders 291

PART IV ACHIEVING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS 331

Chapter 13 Managing Organizational Change 333

Chapter 14 Organizing for Learning 371

Chapter 15 Generating and Utilizing Trust 405

Chapter 16 Corporate Governance in New Organizational Forms 427

PART V DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 451

Chapter 17 Meeting Strategic Business Needs 453

Chapter 18 Meeting Strategic Social Needs 477

Author Index 497

Subject Index 507

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