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Richard Daft's best-selling text, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, integrates the most recent thinking about organizations, classic ideas and theories, and real world practice, in a way that is interesting and enjoyable for students. Throughout the text, detailed examples illustrate how companies are coping in the rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. It is one of the most systematic and well- organized texts in the market. It helps students and managers prepare for the challenges they will face in the real world. This edition provides a thorough revision to showcase current examples and research alongside time-tested information. While organization studies and real world examples are insightful for understanding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give students opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONS. 1. Organizations and Organization Theory. Part II: ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 2. Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness. 3. Fundamentals of Organization Structure. Part III: OPEN SYSTEM DESIGN ELEMENTS. 4. The External Environment. 5. Interorganizational Relationships. 6. The International Environment and Organization Design. Part IV: INTERNAL DESIGN ELEMENTS. 7. Manufacturing and Service Technologies. 8. Information Technology and Control. 9. Organization Size, Life Cycle and Decline. Part V: MANAGING DYNAMIC PROCESSES. 10. Organizational Culture and Ethical Values. 11. Innovation and Change. 12. Decision Making Processes. 13. Conflict, Power, and Politics. Integrative Cases.
Posted July 1, 2009
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