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Organization Theory and Design

Organization Theory and Design - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324405422

Cover of Organization Theory and Design 9TH 07 (ISBN 978-0324405422)
ISBN13: 978-0324405422
ISBN10: 0324405421
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 07
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $449.50

Organization Theory and Design - 9TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324405422

Richard L. Daft

ISBN13: 978-0324405422
ISBN10: 0324405421
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 07
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2007
International: No
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 students. Throughout the text, detailed examples illustrate how companies are coping in the rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. It is one of the most systematic and well- organized texts in the market. It helps students and managers prepare for the challenges they will face in the real world. This edition provides a thorough revision to showcase current examples and research alongside time-tested information. While organization studies and real world examples are insightful for understanding organizations and solve real-world problems, Daft also integrates numerous features that give students opportunity to apply concepts and develop skills and insights.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Workbook: Each chapter contains a Workbook exercise that provides an opportunity to gain more experience with the chapter content for students.
  • NEW! In Practice: This is a mini case illustrating theoretical concepts in organizational settings.
  • NEW! Manager's Briefcase: Located in the chapter margins, this feature tells students how to use concepts to analyze cases and manage organizations.
  • NEW! Case for Analysis: These cases are tailored to chapter concepts and provide a vehicle for student analysis and discussion.
  • NEW! Integrative Cases: The integrative cases at the end of the text are positioned to encourage student discussion and involvement.

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. The International Environment and Organization Design.

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.