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The Enterprise Engineering Series

Foundations of Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering

Presenting the Employee-Centric Theory of Organization

Authors: Hoogervorst, J.A.P.

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  • Presents the necessary foundations to bridge the divide between the social/organizational sciences and the engineering sciences
  • Provides a clear linkage between foundational insights and their implications for enterprises and their design
  • Clearly reveals the many facets of enterprises that must be coherently and consistently addressed through enterprise design
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This book outlines the important foundational insights for enterprise governance and enterprise engineering, which are obviously provided by the social and organization sciences, but also by other sciences such as philosophy and information technology. It presents an employee-centric theory of organization in order to secure enterprise performance and also to comply with moral considerations about society and human individuals. This is necessary as prescriptions based on ‘best practices’ or the ‘best managed companies’ are often merely anecdotal, faddish, or controversial, and based on unsubstantiated pseudo-theories.
The book consists of four main chapters, the first of which summarizes the importance of foundational insights for enterprises and explains the mutual relationships between the basic elements of enterprise governance and enterprise engineering. Next, chapter 2 explains the necessary philosophical foundations concerning knowledge, truth, language, and human existence. Subsequently, chapter 3 describes the ontological foundation and the nature of society and enterprises, as understanding their characteristics is a prerequisite for understanding and designing enterprises. Finally, chapter 4 approaches ideological foundations as beliefs and convictions, as they create specific requirements for the design of enterprises. In this way, the book covers all the cornerstones of the employee-centric theory of organization, drawing on foundational insights.
The book is mainly intended for students specializing in areas such as business administration, management and organization science, governance, and enterprise and information systems design. However, professionals working in these areas will also benefit from the book, as it allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical foundations of their work and will thus help them to avoid strategic failures due to a lack of coherence and consistency between the various parts of their organization.

About the authors

Jan A.P. Hoogervorst studied Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and completed his dissertation in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Amsterdam Free University. He fulfilled a number of executive management functions at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. After retirement from KLM he worked at Sogeti as an organization and management consultant, and as professor in Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering at the Antwerp Management School.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72107-1
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10157-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Enterprise Governance and Enterprise Engineering
Book Subtitle
Presenting the Employee-Centric Theory of Organization
Authors
Series Title
The Enterprise Engineering Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72107-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72107-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72106-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10157-2
Series ISSN
1867-8920
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 574
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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