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Organisation design: re-defining complex systems

By: Worren, Nicolay.
Publisher: Harlow Pearson 2012Description: xxi, 266 p.ISBN: 9780273738831.Subject(s): Delegation of authority | Line and staff organization | Hierarchies | Workflow | Personnel management | Complex organizationsDDC classification: 658.402 Summary: This textbook introduces concepts and frameworks for designing complex organizations. It starts by outlining some of the key concepts that serve as a foundation to understanding how the theory applies in practice. It also reviews the status of organisation design - as a field of research and as a practical discipline - both its achievements, and some of its challenges and limitations. It then discusses how the field can develop to ensure that it provides research-based and useful knowledge that contributes to enhancing the effectiveness of organizations. (http://www.pearson.ch/HigherEducation/FTPrenticeHall/1471/9780273738831/Organisation-Design.aspx)
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Table of contents:

1.Why design matters
2.Organisational complexity
3.Managing the organisation design processes
4.Designing multidimensional organisations
5.Designing sub-units
6.Structuring vertical layers
7.Configuring interfaces
8.Rooting out complexity

This textbook introduces concepts and frameworks for designing complex organizations. It starts by outlining some of the key concepts that serve as a foundation to understanding how the theory applies in practice. It also reviews the status of organisation design - as a field of research and as a practical discipline - both its achievements, and some of its challenges and limitations. It then discusses how the field can develop to ensure that it provides research-based and useful knowledge that contributes to enhancing the effectiveness of organizations.

(http://www.pearson.ch/HigherEducation/FTPrenticeHall/1471/9780273738831/Organisation-Design.aspx)

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