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New Organizational Forms, Controls, and Institutions

Understanding the Tensions in ‘Post-Bureaucratic' Organizations

Authors: Annosi, Maria Carmela, Brunetta, Federica

  • Focuses on a multi-level setting, accounting for cognitive categories, conventions, expectations, rules, routines and logics.
  • Takes a relevant and modern approach enabling readers to understand issues from a managerial and strategic standpoint.
  • Presents an analysis of strengths and critical issues  of new forms of organizations. 
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About this book

This book highlights the growing number of ‘post-bureaucratic’ firms that are abandoning hierarchical organizational forms in favor of self-managing teams.  Addressing the need to outperform, these new organization types foresee the benefits of an organic structure with new and more indirect forms of control, and aim to coordinate the activities of highly-skilled workers without relying on a bureaucratic superstructure. The chapters explore the tensions that exist between external and internal institutional forces. As new forms of control strategies emerge, mostly value-based, this book accounts for the cognitive categories, conventions, rules and logic that should be integrated and combined with traditional forms of managerial controls in order to enable co-existence with established bureaucratic frameworks. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of organizational behavior and innovation management, and also practitioners and managers aiming to shift from a traditional hierarchical structure to post-bureaucratic forms.

About the authors

Maria Carmela Annosi is Assistant Professor at the Management Studies Group of the School of Social Sciences at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. She received her PhD at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and has been a Visiting Scholar at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands. Fellow in Management at LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy, her research interests include knowledge and innovation management. 

Federica Brunetta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Management, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy. She received a PhD from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italy, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, USA. Her research interests include strategy and management of innovation. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Annosi, Maria Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Institutions and Organizations: The Role of Institutional Actors

    Annosi, Maria Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • External Institutional Pressures

    Annosi, Maria Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • New Organizational Forms

    Annosi, Maria Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 45-70

  • Institutions and the Role of Organizational Controls

    Annosi, Maria Carmela (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54750-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54749-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Organizational Forms, Controls, and Institutions
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Tensions in ‘Post-Bureaucratic' Organizations
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54750-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54750-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54749-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics