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Organizational Theory Text and Cases

ISBN-10: 0130183784
ISBN-13: 9780130183781
Edition: 3rd 2001
Authors: Gareth R. Jones
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/7/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.27" wide x 10.24" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Preface
The Organization
Organizations and Organizational Stakeholders
What Is an Organization?
What Is Organizational Theory?
Organizational Stakeholders
Organizational Effectiveness: Satisfying Stakeholders' Goals and Interests
How Do Managers Measure Organizational Effectiveness?
What Are the Factors Affecting Organizations?
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Kinko's New Operating Structure
References
Basic Challenges of Organizational Design
Differentiation
Balancing Differentiation and Integration
Balancing Centralization and Decentralization
Balancing Standardization and Mutual Adjustment
Mechanistic and Organic Organizational Structures
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Where Should Decisions Be Made?
References
Designing Organizational Structure: Authority and Control
Authority: How and Why Vertical Differentiation Occurs
Control: Factors Affecting the Shape of the Hierarchy
The Principles of Bureaucracy
The Influence of the Informal Organization
Restructuring the Organization
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: All Change at Sunbeam
Case for Analysis: The Shake-up at GE's Hierarchy
References
Designing Organizational Structure: Specialization and Coordination
Functional Structure
From Functional Structure to Divisional Structure
Three Kinds of Product Structure
Geographic Structure
Market Structure
Matrix Structure
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Stein and Co. Makes a Major Change
Cases for Analysis: A New Caterpillar Emerges
References
Managing Organizational Culture and Ethics
What Is Organizational Culture?
How Is an Organization's Culture Transmitted to Its Members?
Where Does Organizational Culture Come From?
Can Organizational Culture Be Managed?
The Advantages of Ethical Behavior
Why Does Unethical Behavior Occur?
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creating an Ethical Organization
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Cases for Analysis: Changing the Culture of UTC
Assignment
References
The Organizational Environment
Managing the Organizational Environment
What Is the Organizational Environment?
Contingency Theory
Resource Dependence Theory
Interorganizational Strategies for Managing Resource Dependencies
Strategies for Managing Symbiotic Resource Interdependencies
Strategies for Managing Competitive Resource Interdependencies
Transaction Cost Theory
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Cases for Analysis: ATandT's Changing Environment
Assignment
References
Organizational Strategy and Structure
What Is Organizational Strategy?
Functional-Level Strategy
Business-Level Strategy
Corporate-Level Strategy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Can Long John's Get Back on Both Feet?
References
Managing the International Environment
What Is the International Environment?
Creating Value from Global Expansion
Factors Influencing the Choice of Global Expansion Strategy
Strategies for Managing the International Environment
Global Expansion Strategy, Organizational Structure, and Organizational Culture
International Strategic Alliances
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: ABB's Matrix Structure
References
The Technological Environment
Organizational Design and Technology
What Is Technology?
Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
Technical Complexity: The Theory of Joan Woodward
Routine Tasks and Complex Tasks: The Theory of Charles Perrow
Task Interdependence: The Theory of James D. Thompson
Technology and Culture
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: The Shape of Things to Come
References
Managing the New Technological Environment
From Mass Production to Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Innovations in Materials Technology
Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Innovations in Knowledge Technology
Managing Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Advanced Information Technology
Implications of Advanced Information Technologies
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Toyota's Flexible Production System
Cases for Analysis: Managing Manufacturer-Supplier Relationships
References
Managing Organizational Processes
Organizational Birth, Growth, Decline, and Death
The Organizational Life Cycle
Organizational Birth
A Population Ecology Model of Organizational Birth
The Institutional Theory of Organizational Growth
Greiner's Model of Organizational Growth
Organizational Decline and Death
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: The Body Shop Reaches Middle Age
References
Decision Making and Organizational Learning
Organizational Decision Making
Models of Organizational Decision Making
The Nature of Organizational Learning
Factors Affecting Organizational Learning
Improving Decision Making and Learning
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Encouraging Learning at Baxter International
References
Managing Innovation and Change
What Is Organizational Change?
Forces and Resistances to Organizatonal Change
A Model of Organizational Change
Innovation and Technological Change
Managing the Innovation Process
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Cases for Analysis: Big Changes at Boeing
References
Organizational Conflict, Power, and Politics
What Is Organizational Conflict?
Pondy's Model of Organizational Conflict
Managing Conflict: Conflict Resolution Strategies
What Is Organizational Power?
Sources of Organizational Power
Using Power: Organizational Politics
Summary
Discussion Questions
Organizational Theory in Action
Assignment
Cases for Analysis: Martha Stewart Takes on Time
References
Cases in organizational Theory
United Products, Inc.
The Paradoxical Twins: Acme and Omega Electronics
Continental Can Company of Canada, Ltd.
TRW Systems Group (A and B Condensed)
Texana Petroleum Corporation
Bob's Appliances
Mega-Zoinks Records
W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc.
Three Roads To Innovation
The Lincoln Electric Company
Beer and Wine Industries: Bartles and Jaymes
Bennett's Machine Shop, Inc.
Southwest Airlines
Blockbuster Entertainment in 1996
The Evolution of Viacom Inc.
Philips NV
"Ramrod" Stockwell
Rondell Data Corporation
Company Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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