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Discover to 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 ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, 10E 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, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps both future and current managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today's business world. This thorough 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction To Organizations
Organizations and Organization Theory
Organizational Purpose And Structural Design
Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness
Fundamentals of Organization Structure
Open System Design Elements
The External Environment
Designing Organizations for the International Environment
Internal Design Elements
Manufacturing and Service Technologies
Using IT for Coordination and Control
Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline
Managing Dynamic Processes
Organizational Culture and Ethical Values
Innovation and Change
Conflict, Power, and Politics
Corporate Name Index
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