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Organizational design: a step-by-step approach

Author: Burton, Richard M. ; DeSanctis, Gerardine ; Obel, BorgePublisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 235 p. : Graphs ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0521617332Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD6950.5 .B87 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Organizational Design A step-by-step approach Contents List of figures List of tables Preface An outline of the step-by-step approach page x xii xiii xv Step 1: Getting started 1 Define the scope of the organization and assess its goals Introduction: The executive challenge of designing the organization Overview of this book The information-processing view Select an organization for analysis Define the scope of the organization Assess the organization's goals Diagnostic questions Misfits and balancing competing design dimensions Summary Glossary Where are you in the step-by-step approach? 3 3 4 6 9 9 11 13 14 16 17 18 Step 2: Strategy 2 Strategy Introduction Reactor Defender Prospector Analyzer without innovation Analyzer with innovation Diagnostic questions Fit and misfits 23 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 33 Contents Group Internal process Developmental Rational goal Diagnostic questions Fit and misfits Summary Glossary Where are you in the step-by-step approach? 142 143 144 145 146 148 151 151 153 Step 5: Coordination and control 9 Coordination, control, and information systems Introduction Coordination and control systems Family Machine Market Clan or mosaic Information systems Event-driven Data-driven People-driven Relationship-driven Diagnostic questions Fit and misfits Summary Glossary 10 Incentives Introduction Personal pay Skill pay Bonus-based Profit sharing Diagnostic questions Fit and misfits Summary Glossary Where are you in the step-by-step approach? 157 157 158 161 162 163 164 166 168 169 169 171 172 175 179 179 182 182 187 188 189 191 192 194 197 197 199 Contents Applying the step-by-step approach in a dynamic world 11 Design dynamics: managing change and multi-organizations Introduction Where are you in the step-by-step approach? What should you change first? Make changes within each step What should you change second? Make changes between steps Why change? Should we live with some misfits? What are the benefits of change? What are the difficulties of change? Managing misfits over time Multi-organization: multiple units of analysis The multi-organization step-by-step approach Joint venture Merger Strategic alliance or partnership Summary Glossary 203 203 203 206 207 207 208 208 212 215 217 219 220 221 223 223 References Index 225 229

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