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Author : Richard L. Daft Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Cengage Learning Canada Inc ISBN : 9780176728243 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Organizations must adapt to changing and often challenging environments. This third Canadian edition helps students understand and design organizations for today’s complex environment. The concepts and models offered in this text are integrated with changing events in the real world, presenting the most recent thinking and providing an up-to-date view of organizations. Detailed Canadian examples and cases capture the richness of the Canadian experience, while international examples accurately represent Canada’s role in the world.
Author : Jonathan Murphy Genre : Organization Publisher : ISBN : 1408072378 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Organizing involves continous challenges in the face of uncertainty and change. How is globalization impacting organizations? How will new strategies for a turbulent world affect organizational design?In this second edition of Organization Theory and Design, developed for students in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, respected academics Jonathan Murphy and Hugh Willmott continue to add an international perspective to Richard L. Daft’s landmark text. Together they tackle these questions in a comprehensive, clear and accessible study of the subject.
Author : Richard L. Daft Genre : Associations, institutions, etc Publisher : Thomson South-Western ISBN : 1111826625 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Discover the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft's best-selling UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY AND DESIGN OF ORGANIZATIONS, 11E, International Edition presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success that will immediately engage any reader.Recognized as one of the most systematic, well organized texts in the market, UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY AND DESIGN OF ORGANIZATIONS, 11E, International Edition helps both future and current managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today's business world. This revision showcases some of today's most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today's well-known organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. Proven and new learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights.
Author : Gareth R. Jones Genre : Organizational behavior Publisher : Pearson Prentice Hall ISBN : 0131245228 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This book provides students with a clear, contemporary, and fully Canadian context for understanding Organizational Theory and Change. It explores many facets of Organizational Design, including the challenges presented by emerging new technologies and the global environment. It also addresses the key issues and problems that inform the process of organizational change and transformation, identifying direct and clear managerial implications.
Author : Tom Christensen Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Routledge ISBN : 9781134080267 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Public sector organizations are fundamentally different to their private sector counterparts. They are multi-functional, follow a political leadership, and the majority do not operate in an external market. In an era of rapid reform, reorganization and modernization of the public sector, this book offers a timely and illuminating introduction to the public sector organization that recognizes its unique values, interests, knowledge and power-base. Drawing on both instrumental and institutional perspectives within organization theory, as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, this text addresses five central aspects of the public sector organization: goals and values leadership and steering reform and change effects and implications understanding and design. This volume challenges conventional economic analysis of the public sector, arguing instead for a democratic-political approach and a new, prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource of both theory and practice, Organization Theory for the Public Sector: Instrument, Culture and Myth is essential reading for anybody studying the public sector.
Author : Jeffrey A. Miles Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : John Wiley & Sons ISBN : 9781118196601 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Management and Organization Theory offers a summary and analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories. This important resource includes key instruments used to measure variables in each theory and examines pertinent questions about the theory: strengths and weaknesses, practical applications, and the seminal articles published on each theory. "This is a remarkable book. Jeffrey Miles clearly explains and synthesizes 40 major theories of management and organization in an easily accessible and engaging style. Well researched, comprehensive in its coverage, thorough, balanced, and fair in its analyses of theories, the book is destined to be a major authoritative reference in the field. It is one of the most readable, informative, and useful books I have read. I strongly recommend it." —Shaker A. Zahra, department chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair, and professor, Strategic Management and Organizations Department, University of Minnesota "This book provides a terrific advantage to any student or manager seeking to grasp the fundamental concepts that explain organizations and the behavior of people within them."—Richard L. Daft, author, The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence; and the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University "An easy-to-read summary of some of the most critical theories in the field of management—theories that have implications not just for scholars, but for practicing managers as well." —Jay Barney, professor of management and human resources, and Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Author : Haridimos Tsoukas Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Oxford Handbooks ISBN : 0199275254 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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2) How has organization theory developed over time, and what structure has the field taken? What assumptions does knowledge produced in organization theory incorporate, and what forms do its knowledge claims take as they are put forward for public adoption? 3) How have certain well-known controversies in organization theory, such as for example, the structure/agency dilemma, the study of organizational culture, the different modes of explanation, the micro/macro controversy, and the differnet explanations produced by organizational economists and sociologists, been dealt with? 4) How, and in what ways, is knowledge generated in organization theory related to action? What features must organization theory knowledge have in order to be actionable, and of relevance to the world 'out there'? How have ethical concerns been taken into account in organization theory? 5) What is the future of organization theory? What direction should the field take? What must change in the way research is conducted and key theoretical terms are conceptualized so that organization theory enhances its capacity to generate valid and relevant knowledge?
Author : Kathleen M. Carley Genre : Psychology Publisher : Psychology Press ISBN : 9781317781165 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This volume represents an advance in our understanding of how to represent and reason about organizational phenomena. Although organizational theorists have long grappled with the complexities of adaptive agents, ecological systems, and non-linear relations among the basic elements of organizational design, they have not, until recently, had the tools to grapple with these complex relationships. Recent advances in logic, symbolic programming, network analysis, and computer technology have made possible a series of tools that can be used to understand the complexities of organizational behavior. New computational techniques make it possible to develop and test more realistic models of organizational behavior. This volume offers examples of this new breed of models, and provides insight into how these advances and techniques can be used to extend our theoretical understanding of organizations. Authored by leading researchers in the area of computational organization theory, the various chapters demonstrate the value of computational analysis for organizational theory and advance our understanding of the relationship between organizational design and performance. This book contains both theoretical and methodological contributions that enable organizational theorists to use computational and mathematical techniques to systematically address the complex relationships that underlie organizational life. It also presents new -- or sometimes, renewed -- approaches on how to conduct organizational research from multiple formal perspectives including: simulation, numerical analysis, symbolic logic, mathematical modeling, and graph theory.
Author : Richard L. Daft Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Cengage Learning ISBN : 9781305480711 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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MANAGEMENT, 12E includes several innovative pedagogical features to help students understand their management capabilities and learn what it's like to manage in an organization today. Each of the 19 chapters begins with an opening questionnaire that engages the reader's interest, directly connects to the topic of the chapter, and enables students to see how they respond to situations and challenges that real-life managers typically face. A New Manager Self-Test in each chapter provides students with further insight into how they would function in the real world of management. The Remember This bullet-point summaries at the end of each major chapter section give students a snapshot of the key points and concepts covered in that section. The end-of-chapter questions have been carefully revised to encourage critical thinking and application of chapter concepts, and Small Group Breakout exercises give students the opportunity to apply concepts while building teamwork skills. Ethical dilemmas, all-new end-of-chapter cases, and a fully updated set of On the Job video cases help students sharpen their diagnostic skills for management problem solving. The chapter sequence in MANAGEMENT is organized around the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. These four functions effectively encompass management research and the characteristics of the manager's job. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.