Designing Effective Organizations: Traditional and Transformational Views
SAGE, 1995 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
This book on organization theory adopts a distinctive stance. In contrast to the traditional rational approach, it develops a transformational perspective which focuses on the organizational world as a projection of each organizational member's consciousness. While covering all the basic topics of organization theory, the author's approach reflects today's changing management paradigms.
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Macro Structural Variables
The Creation and Evolution of Organization Structure
Emerging Organizational Designs
Part Ill The Context of Organizations
Organizational Technology and Structure
Organizational Size and Structure
Power Politics and Structure
Strategy and Structure
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