The Organization of Business: Applying Organizational Theory to Contemporary Change

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Overview

Using the published research of sociologists, economists, and management academics, Stephen Ackroyd develops a full account of the distictive characteristics of British business and its forms of organization. Succint and clearly-written, this is the ideal text for students coming to these subjects for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198742692
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 8.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Ackroyd is Professor of Organizational Analysis in the Management School of Lancaster University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 The need for an analysis of structures 19
3 The orthodox account of structure 44
4 The alternative approach to structure 74
5 SMEs and business units 105
6 Large corporations 137
7 New corporate forms and the network 166
8 A national context for business organization 192
9 British business and globalization 218
10 Towards industrial policy 244
Bibliography 271
Index 288
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