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Organization Theory and Design
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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 learners. This edition includes many updates including a new chapter on international issues and revisions of other chapters to include the most recent ideas and events. While organization studies and real world examples are insightful for understanding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give learners opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.
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The new edition of a business textbook that combines concepts and models from organization theory as an undergraduate introduction to the topic. The author includes case studies, recent research, and reviews of books in the field.
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This comprehensive version of the book above.
The new edition of this text offers New Paradigm boxes, Book Marks, Case Examples, and Integrative Cases to engage readers in today's world of organizations.
About the Author
Richard L. Daft, PhD, is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor in Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership, and enjoys applying these ideas in his roles as Associate Dean. 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 the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books and has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters. His work has been published in 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, California Management Review and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft has been awarded several government research grants to pursue studies of organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation and organizational information processing. Dr Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational behaviour and organizational theory. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations.
Table of Contents
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. Designing Organizations for the International Environment. 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.
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