Organizational Theory, Design, and Change, Fourth Edition

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Organization Theory, and Organizational Change.This text provides the most current, thorough, and contemporary account of the factors affecting the organizational design process, making important organization theories accessible and interesting to students. It addresses the many issues and problems that are involved in managing the process of organizational change and transformation, providing direct and clear managerial implications.

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  • An integrated flow between chapters that allows students to clearly see how topics relate to each other from the start.
  • An in-depth look at organizational culture from the origins of culture to its relationship with organizational effectiveness.
  • Coverage of ethics as an explicit theme.
  • Detailed coverage of the stakeholder approach to organizations and the implications of this approach for organizational effectiveness.
  • Explanations of the most recent developments in organizational structure such as the product team structure, outsourcing, and network organizations.
  • Discussion of recent literature on interorganizational linkage mechanisms, and an account of the role of resource dependence theory and transaction cost theory in explaining why organizations choose different types of linkage mechanisms.
  • An integrated account of the strategy-structure relationship.
  • Comprehensive coverage of international strategy and structure and global organizational design.
  • An analysis of new technological developments, including the Internet, integrated with traditional concepts already used in organizational theory. See how technical complexity, task nonroutinism, and task interdependence affect organizational design.
  • A detailed discussion of both population ecology theory and institutional theory.

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