Organizational Theory: Texts and Cases (World Student)

 
9780130315519: Organizational Theory: Texts and Cases (World Student)

For courses in Organization Theory.

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this text makes important organization theories accessible and interesting to students. It provides direct and clear managerial implications. New focus on information technology illustrated through a running case on Amazon.Com

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Comprehensive and current, the third edition of Organizational Theory makes important theories accessible and interesting in order to teach future managers the skills and concepts necessary to succeed.

  • An integrated flow between chapters ― 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.
  • 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 the network organizations.
  • Discussion of recent literature on inter-organizational linkage mechanisms, including 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 non-routinism, and task interdependence affect organizational design.
  • A detailed discussion of both population ecology theory and institutional theory.

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