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Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design : The Dynamics of Fit - Richard M. Burton

Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design

The Dynamics of Fit


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Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design, 3rd Edition, systematically surveys the substantive literature on organizational design and develops the theoretical framework of multiple contingency organizational design. The multiple contingencies in the theoretical framework cover the contingencies of size, technology, environment, and strategy, as well as leadership style and organizational climate and culture. These contingencies are mapped into design parameters such as organizational configuration, specialization, decision authority, information processing, coordination and control, and incentives.
The book examines a variety of existing organizational situations - which can include the reader's organization - and provides the structure and analysis to diagnose and assess what can be done to have a more efficient and effective organization. Burton and Obel's dynamic multiple contingency theory of organizations provides the analytical framework and tools for the OrgCon - a knowledge-base expert system which has been thoroughly vetted with business executives.

Diagnosis and Design
What is an Organizational Design?
Leadership and Management Style
Organizational Climate
Size and Skill Capabilities
The Environment
Diagnosis and Misfits
Organizational Design Fit
The Dynamics of the Change Process
CD: Teaching Material and OrgCon
OrgCon and Training Course Installation Files
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ISBN: 9781402076848
ISBN-10: 1402076843
Series: Information and Organization Design Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 445
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.85
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised