Organization Theory and Design / Edition 11

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Overview


Discover some of the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed business author Richard Daft blends contemporary, innovative organizational ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. The result is a best-selling book--ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN--that's as enjoyable and engaging as it is useful and informative. You'll see, firsthand, how well-known organizations cope and even thrive within today's rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. Featured organizations include BP, Disney/Pixar, Volvo, Barnes & Noble, and Cisco Systems. Fascinating detailed examples, contemporary case studies and proven learning features bring organization concepts to life while helping you develop the skills and insights that will leave you well equipped to meet the challenges of today's business world.
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"I have used this book since it was first published, with both undergrads & MBAs. It seems to be written at a level that is effective for both groups. I chose it because I know Dick and respect his research. I have kept using it because it is not too low level (as many texts are) and it also reflects accurately what is known in this field based on research, rather than what practitioners 'think' is good practice. Of necessity he summarizes some of the research findings rather briefly but usually the models and recommendations are based on empirical findings. I like that Daft also takes an applied focus and provides many examples."

"I very much like the explicit presentation of [the Managing by Design] questions as a launching point to in-class discussion. It would give the students something concrete to start with in terms of preparing for the session's discussion."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111221294
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 154,119
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy Of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and has published in the ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, MIS QUARTERLY, and ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR TEACHING REVIEW. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many others.

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Table of Contents


PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN. 1. Introduction to Organizations. PART 2 ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE. 2. The Arrangement of Reporting Relationships. 3. Strategy and Effectiveness. PART 3 EXTERNAL FACTORS AND DESIGN. 4. Relationships Between Organizations. 5. Global Organization Design. 6. The Impact of Environment. PART 4 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES. 7. Organizational Conflict and Politics. 8. Organizational Decision-Making. 9. Corporate Culture and Values. 10. Organizational Innovation. PART 5 INTERNAL FACTORS AND DESIGN. 11. Information and Control Processes. 12. Organization Size and Life Cycle. 13. Workplace Technology and Design. Notes. Glossary. Name Index. Corporate Name Index. Subject Index.
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