Information and Organization Design Series

Designing Organizations

21st Century Approaches

Editors: Burton, R.M., Eriksen, B., Håkonsson, D.D., Knudsen, T., Snow, C.C. (Eds.)

  • Of considerable interest to students and researchers in Management and Organization in Business Schools, Organization Theory in the Social Sciences, and in Business Information Systems
  • Organizational design is a core research area in both Management and Organization and Business Information Systems
  • Driving this research interest is the wide scale of integration of information technology into the organization structure of today’s business, government and NPO organizations
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About this book

The design of organizations has been an ongoing concern of management theory and practice over the past several decades. Over this time, there has been little change in the fundamental theory, principles and concepts of Organization Design (OD). Recently organizational life has changed dramatically with the advent of: new communication systems, adaptive mechanisms, information technology, knowledge management systems, innovation processes and more. This book systemically examines these developments and their impact on OD with contributions from leading scholars in the area. Also featured in the book are the practical issues with implementing OD in organizations.

The individual chapters are organized into five sections: (1) Putting Contingency Theory in its Place, (2) Focus on Individuals Who Make up the Organization, (3) Innovation Processes and Organization Design, (4) Adaptation and Technology, and (5) Design for Performance. Each chapter examines aspects of the book’s threefold theme: (1) core issues in organization design, (2) emerging theoretical perspectives in OD, and (3) new developments and directions in OD. A special feature of each chapter is: 1) implications for theory, and 2) implications for practice.

DESIGNING ORGANIZATIONS: 21st Century Approaches is a benchmark publication in the field of organization design. By focusing on recent developments in organization design, this book will help to create more thoughtful research and stronger empirical analyses in this important area of management and organization.

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Conflict Between Contingency and Institutional Theories of Organizational Design

    Donaldson, Lex

    Pages 3-20

  • Resolving the Conflict Between Contingency and Institutional Theories of Organizational Design

    Donaldson, Lex

    Pages 21-40

  • Comparing Evolutionary and Contingency Theory Approaches to Organizational Structure

    Williams, Charles

    Pages 41-56

  • Rational Emotionality: Integrating Emotions into Psychological Climate

    Håkonsson, Dorthe Døjbak (et al.)

    Pages 59-81

  • Organizing for Asymmetric Collaboration

    Nielsen, Jørn Flohr (et al.)

    Pages 83-103

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Organizations
Book Subtitle
21st Century Approaches
Editors
  • Richard M. Burton
  • Bo Eriksen
  • Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
  • Thorbjørn Knudsen
  • Charles C. Snow
Series Title
Information and Organization Design Series
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77776-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77776-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77775-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4602-7
Series ISSN
1568-2668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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