Information and Organization Design Series

New Approaches to Organization Design

Theory and Practice of Adaptive Enterprises

Editors: Håkonsson, D.D., Nielsen, J.F., Snow, C.C., Ulhøi, J. (Eds.)

  • Third in a group of books emerging from ongoing workshops on the state-of-the-art in organization design
  • International coverage, with authors from the U.S., Europe, and Israel
  • Includes examples of innovative practices in different types of organizations
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About this book

Organization design (OD) is a key feature of management theory and practice. It addresses the challenges of constructing and maintaining effective organizations. Essential to its application is the assumption that it can improve organizations and their performance.

 

Faced with the ever-accelerating pace of technological change and the restructuring of markets, many firms have questioned their own organizational structures and processes. Consequently, we have witnessed much organizational experimentation and the development of new forms of organizing over the last decade. How does organization design inform such experimentation? And how can organization design help managers gain insights and advance the current understanding of how organizations can meet environmental challenges and constraints in the future?

 

This book is the third volume to emerge from a series of workshops on organization design, featuring new empirical research and theoretical insights. The chapters are organized around three central themes: (1) Towards New Organizational Forms; (2) Dynamics of Adaption and Change; and (3) Fit and Performance. The chapters cover such timely issues as organizational networks, virtuality, learning, dynamic capabilities, and adaptation. Common to all contributions is a focus on the core theories of OD and emerging perspectives. Collectively, the chapters reflect the state of the art of OD and provide a further step toward the evolution of this important field of research.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Blade.Org: A Collaborative Community of Firms

    Snow, Charles C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Network-Level Task and the Design of Whole Networks: Is There a Relationship?

    Kenis, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Organizational Trade-Offs and the Dynamics of Adaptation in Permeable Structures

    Billinger, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Unpacking Dynamic Capability: A Design Perspective

    Mulders, Deborah E.M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Predicting Organizational Reconfiguration

    Carroll, Timothy N. (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0627-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0626-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2931-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Approaches to Organization Design
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice of Adaptive Enterprises
Editors
  • Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
  • Jørn Flohr Nielsen
  • Charles C. Snow
  • John Ulhøi
Series Title
Information and Organization Design Series
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0627-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0627-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0626-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2931-9
Series ISSN
1568-2668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
Topics