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Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The definitive organization management text for executives and aspiring business leaders

Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practices, Second Edition is the completely updated and revised landmark guide to "macro" organization theory and design, fully grounded in current international practice. International management expert John Child explores the conditions facilitating the development of new organizational forms and provides up-to-date coverage of the key developments driving new organization structure and practice. This revised Second Edition includes a new introductory section on Organization Theory as well as a complete Instructor Manual updated with new material on the basic principles of organizational design.

With detailed case studies and examples from throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, Organization provides a truly international overview for advanced students and business executives who want to be at the forefront of the evolution in Organization Theory. 21st Century organizations will be faced with entirely new challenges and opportunities than those faced by previous generations, and emerging business leaders must understand the new "macro" realities in order to succeed. Organization will help readers:

  • Understand the "macro" organization, which is distinct from organizational behaviour

  • Explore the way organizations fit into the international business environment and global economy

  • Analyze the way organizational structure and design affect management performance

  • Apply advanced organization theory and principles to day to day management activities

  • Written by one of the foremost scholars, the fully updated Second Edition of this successful text provides executives and advanced business students with a wide-ranging and trustworthy guide to organizations as the conditions for their survival in our global business environment change.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents
    7. PART I: The Broad Picture
      1. Introduction to Part I – The Broad Picture
      2. CHAPTER 1: Organization and Its Importance
        1. Purpose and Scope of This Book
        2. Organizing, Organization, and Organizations
        3. Components of Organization
        4. Organizational Choices
        5. Consequences of Deficiencies in Organization
        6. NOTES
      3. CHAPTER 2: Perspectives on Organizational Design until Recent Times
        1. A Brief Look Into History
        2. One Best Ways of Organizing
        3. The Contingency Approach
        4. NOTES
      4. CHAPTER 3: New Conditions, New Organization
        1. The Retreat from Conventional Forms of Organization
        2. New Conditions, New Organization
        3. New Conditions, New Forms Summarized
        4. New and Conventional Organizational Forms Compared
        5. NOTES
    8. PART II: New Internal Forms
      1. Introduction to Part II – New Internal Forms
      2. CHAPTER 4: Simpler Structures – Reducing Hierarchy
        1. Hierarchy
        2. Downsizing and Delayering
        3. From Hierarchies to Teams
        4. NOTES
      3. CHAPTER 5: Achieving Integration
        1. The Concept
        2. The Need for Adequate Integration
        3. Achieving Integration is a Challenge
        4. Poor Integration Can Lead to Disaster
        5. Good Integration Can Create a Dynamic Capability
        6. Signs that Integration Needs Are Not Being Met
        7. A Diagnostic Tool
        8. The Choice of Integrating Mechanism
        9. Teamworking: An Aid to Integration
        10. NOTES
      4. CHAPTER 6: Control
        1. An Elusive Concept
        2. Control in Organizations: Key Distinctions
        3. Strategies of Control
        4. Control Strategies and Relevant Contingencies
        5. NOTES
      5. CHAPTER 7: Questions of Reward
        1. The Role of Reward Policies
        2. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Rewards
        3. Criteria Applied to Rewards
        4. Expectancy Theory
        5. Conditioning Theory
        6. NOTES
      6. CHAPTER 8: Payment Systems
        1. The Importance of Pay
        2. Methods of Payment
        3. Considerations in the Choice of a Payment System
        4. Trends in Reward Policies Consistent with New Organizational Forms
        5. NOTES
    9. PART III: New Network Forms
      1. Introduction to Part III – New Network Forms
      2. CHAPTER 9: Outsourcing and Offshoring
        1. Outsourcing and Changing Organizational Boundaries
        2. The Scale and Scope of Outsourcing
        3. The Surge in Outsourcing During the 2000s
        4. Attractions of Outsourcing
        5. Problems with Outsourcing
        6. The Reaction to Outsourcing and Offshoring Problems
        7. Reaching a Decision on Outsourcing
        8. Creating Successful Outsourcing Partnerships
        9. NOTES
      3. CHAPTER 10: Virtual Organization
        1. What is a Virtual Organization?
        2. Forms of Virtual Organization
        3. Potential Benefits of Virtual Organization
        4. Conditions for the Viability of a Virtual Organization
        5. Limitations of Virtual Organization
        6. Questions about the Use of Virtual Organization
        7. A Pioneer of Virtual Organization: Dell Inc.
        8. NOTES
      4. CHAPTER 11: Strategic Alliances
        1. What is a Strategic Alliance?
        2. The Significance of Alliances
        3. Alliance Forms
        4. Organizational and Managerial Challenges Posed by Alliances
        5. Alliance Configurations
        6. NOTES
      5. CHAPTER 12: Organizing Across Borders
        1. Globalization and the Significance of MNEs
        2. Strategies for Global Expansion
        3. Organizational Implications of Different Strategies
        4. New Organizational Arrangements for Organizing Across Borders
        5. New Organizational Approaches within MNEs
        6. SUMMARY
        7. NOTES
    10. PART IV: Achieving Effective Organizations
      1. Introduction to Part IV – Achieving Effective Organizations
      2. CHAPTER 13: Managing Organizational Change
        1. The Challenge of Achieving Organizational Change
        2. Internal and External Drivers of Organizational Change
        3. Varieties of Organizational Change
        4. Classifying Approaches to Change
        5. Contexts and Choices
        6. Policies for Successful Planned Change
        7. NOTES
      3. CHAPTER 14: Organizing for Learning
        1. The Strategic Importance of Organizational Learning
        2. The Nature of Organizational Learning: Key Distinctions
        3. Requirements for Successful Organizational Learning
        4. Learning through Alliances
        5. Implications for Practice
        6. NOTES
      4. CHAPTER 15: Generating and Utilizing Trust
        1. Introduction
        2. What is Trust?
        3. The Benefits of Trust
        4. Generating and Sustaining Trust
        5. Guidelines for Cultivating Trust
        6. NOTES
      5. CHAPTER 16: Corporate Governance in New Organizational Forms
        1. Introduction
        2. Growing Concern about Corporate Governance
        3. The Agency Problem
        4. The Double Agency Problem
        5. The Multiple Agency Problem
        6. Implications for Corporate Governance
        7. Applying Organizational Insights to Corporate Governance Practice
        8. Conclusion
        9. NOTES
    11. PART V: Designing Organizations for the 21st Century
      1. Introduction to Part V – Designing Organizations for the 21st Century
      2. CHAPTER 17: Meeting Strategic Business Needs
        1. Strategic Needs
        2. NOTES
      3. CHAPTER 18: Meeting Strategic Social Needs
        1. The Social Problem
        2. Organization as a Culprit
        3. A Concluding Comment
        4. NOTES