Organization Theory & Design: An International Perspective

Author:   Richard L. Daft ,  Jonathan Murphy ,  Hugh Willmott
Publisher:   Cengage Learning EMEA
Edition:   4th edition
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9781473765900


Pages:   590
Publication Date:   20 March 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Richard L. Daft ,  Jonathan Murphy ,  Hugh Willmott
Publisher:   Cengage Learning EMEA
Imprint:   Cengage Learning EMEA
Edition:   4th edition
Dimensions:   Width: 19.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 25.90cm
Weight:   0.990kg
ISBN:  

9781473765900


ISBN 10:   1473765900
Pages:   590
Publication Date:   20 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Part 1 Introduction to Organizations 1 What are organizations? 2 Perspectives on organizations Part 2 Organizational Purpose and Structural Design 3 Strategy, organization design and effectiveness 4 Fundamentals of organization structure Part 3 Open System Design Elements 5 The external environment 6 Interorganizational relationships 7 Designing organizations for the international environment Part 4 Internal Design Elements 8 Manufacturing and Service technologies 9 Information technology and control 10 Organization size, life cycle and decline Part 5 Managing Dynamic Processes 11 Organizational culture and ethical values 12 Innovation and change 13 Decision-making processes 14 Conflict, power and politics Integrative Cases 1.0 Luxurious Goat Milk Products: Working with Local Culture - RojaAHP 2.0 'Box-ticking' in Organizations: Lessons of the Nimrod Disaster 3.0 Onward to the Customer of One; from Debt Collectors to Customer Service Agents at New Zealand's Inland Revenue 4.0 Changing the Culture at Trans-Gen PLC: What's Wrong with Senior Management? 5.0 Blood on the Gatepost: Family Conflicts in the New Zealand Farming Industry

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Richard L. Daft is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership and is a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He was the associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in other books. . Hugh Willmott is Professor of Management at Cass Business School and also holds the position of Professor of Organization Studies at Cardiff Business School, Wales. His research interests span the sub-fields of management organization studies and he is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. He has co-authored two major textbooks, including Introducing Organizational Behaviour & Management (co-edited with David Knights, Cengage Learning, 2017) and, additionally, has published over 20 books and contributed to a wide range of management and social science journals. . Jonathan Murphy has combined research and teaching with international management roles throughout his career. He is an internationally recognized expert in Parliamentary Development. Currently he leads INTER PARES, the European Union's global programme for parliamentary strengthening, and was previously a UN diplomat in Ukraine and Tunisia where he headed major democracy development programmes. As a scholar, Jonathan has written on a variety of topics in international and critical management, and taught for many years at Cardiff Business School in Wales. He currently holds a visiting professorship (docent) at Jyvaskyla University in Finland. .

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