ISBN13:978-0324598896 ISBN10: 0324598890 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0324599138 ISBN10: 0324599137
Summary: 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 understa
nding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give learners opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:10TH 10 Cover: Hardback Publisher:South-Western Publishing Co. Year Published: 2010 International: No
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Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. 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. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He 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 is also an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the United States Air Force, the United States Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONS. 1. Organizations and Organization Theory. PART 2: ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 2. Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness. 3. Fundamentals of Organization Structure. PART 3: OPEN SYSTEM DESIGN ELEMENTS. 4. The External Environment. 5. Interorganizational Relationships. 6. Designing Organizations for the International Environment. PART 4: INTERNAL DESIGN ELEMENTS. 7. Manufacturing and Service Technologies. 8. Using IT for Coordination and Control. 9. Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline. PART 5: MANAGING DYNAMIC PROCESSES. 10. Organizational Culture and Ethical Values. 11. Innovation and Change. 12. Decision-Making Processes. 13. Conflict, Power, and Politics. Integrative Cases. Glossary. Name Index. Corporate Name Index. Subject Index.
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