Transforming Organizations

Transforming Organizations

by Lester C. Thurow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195065042

ISBN-13: 9780195065046

Pub. Date: 02/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book examines how organizations can, and should, transform their practices to compete in a world economy. Research results from a multi-disciplinary team of MIT researchers, along with the experiences and insights of a select group of industry practitioners, are integrated into a model that stresses the need for systemic and transformative rather than

Overview

This book examines how organizations can, and should, transform their practices to compete in a world economy. Research results from a multi-disciplinary team of MIT researchers, along with the experiences and insights of a select group of industry practitioners, are integrated into a model that stresses the need for systemic and transformative rather than piecemeal or incremental changes in organization practices and public policy. This integration of research and experience results in an argument for a new organizational learning model—one capable of gaining advantage from employee diversity, cooperation across organizational boundaries, strategic restructuring, and advanced technology. The book begins with a foreword by Lester C. Thurow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195065046
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
935,356
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Achieving Systemic Organizational Change, Thomas A. Kochan and Michael Useem
I. Strategic restructuring
2. Japan's Version of Managerial Capitalism, Ronald Dore
3. The Political Embeddedness of Industrial Change: Corporate Restructuring and Local Politics in Contemporary Italy, Richard M. Locke
4. Corporate Restructuring and Organizational Behavior, Michael Useem
5. The Effect of Changes in Corporate Control on Firm Performance, Paul M. Healy
6. The Role of the CEO in the Management of Change: The Case of Information Technology, Edgar H. Schein
7. Strategic Alignment: A Model for Organizational Transformation Through Information Technology, John C. Henderson and N. Venkatraman
8. Technological Change and the Management of Architectural Knowledge, Rebecca M. Henderson
II. Using human resources for strategic advantage
9. Using Human Resources in Skill Formation: The Role of Training, Lisa M. Lynch
10. Cross-Functional Teams: Blessing or Curse for New Product Development?, Deborah Gladstein Ancona and David E. Caldwell
11. Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Public Policy: Lessons from a Decade of Experimentation, Thomas A. Kochan and Robert B. McKersie
12. Changing the Conditions of Work: Responding to Increasing Work Force Diversity and New Family Patterns, Lotte Bailyn
III. Using technology for strategic advantage
13. Integrating Technology and Human Resources for High-Performance Manufacturing: Evidence from the International Auto Industry, John Paul MacDuffie and John F. Krafcik
14. Managing the Introduction of New Process Technology: An International Comparison, Marcie J. Tyre
15. Organizational Change and the Internationalization of R&D, D. Eleanor Westney
16. The Effects of Information Technology on Management and Organizations, Michael S. Scott Morton
17. Organizational Change and Decision Making About New Technology, Robert J. Thomas
IV. Redesigning organizational structures and boundaries
18. Work, Labor, and Action: Work Experience in a System of Flexible Production, Michael J. Piore
19. Informal Information Trading Between Firms, Stephan Schrader
20. Strategic Alternatives for Technology-Based Product and Business Development, Edward B. Roberts
21. Systems Thinking and Organizational Learning: Acting Locally and Thinking Globally in the Organization of the Future, Peter M. Senge and John D. Sterman
V. Leadership and change: the practitioners' perspective
22. A CEO's Perspective, Raymond Stata
23. A Labor Leader's Perspective, Donald Ephlin
Conclusion
24. Creating the Learning Organization, Michael Useem and Thomas A. Kochan
Contributors and Participants
Index

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