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Overview

Introduce the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances innovative ideas with classic theories and effective business practices. Best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, 12TH EDITION presents a compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success. This systematic, well-organized approach helps current and future managers prepare for the challenges of today’s business world. This revision showcases today’s most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Students see how today’s well-known organizations, such as BP, Disney/Pixar, Volvo, Barnes & Noble, and Cisco Systems, thrive in a competitive international environment.

Richard L. Daft, Vanderbilt University

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management; Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • “Managing By Design” questions grab students’ attention, giving them a unique opportunity to actively participate with the chapter content as they complete three short opinion questions related to the chapter’s topics.
  • At appropriate places throughout the chapter, students revisit and review their “Managing by Design” question and answer from the beginning of the chapter. This in-depth analysis of previous answers allows them to place the information within the context of what they’ve already learned in the chapter.
  • Unique self-test questionnaires connect students’ personal preferences to chapter material to heighten interest and show relevance of the concepts.
  • Proven and popular workbook exercises in each chapter provide an opportunity for students to gain more experience working hands-on with the chapter’s content.
  • Conveniently located in the chapter margins, the “Manager’s Briefcase” feature clearly demonstrates how to use the chapter’s concepts to analyze cases and, ultimately, manage organizations most effectively.
  • Driven by intriguing situations in real businesses, end-of-chapter cases highlight significant chapter concepts. They are extremely valuable in guiding student analysis and prompting meaningful classroom discussion.

Organization Theory and Design

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONS.
1. Organizations and Organization Theory.
PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN.
2. Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness.
3. Fundamentals of Organization Structure.
PART III: OPEN SYSTEM DESIGN ELEMENTS.
4. The External Environment.
5. Interorganizational Relationships.
6. Designing Organizations for the International Environment.
PART IV: INTERNAL DESIGN ELEMENTS.
7. Manufacturing and Service Technologies.
8. Using Information Technology for Control and Coordination.
9. Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline.
PART V: MANAGING DYNAMIC PROCESSES.
10. Organizational Culture and Ethical Values.
11. Innovation and Change.
12. Decision-Making Processes.
13. Conflict, Power, and Politics.
Integrative Cases.
Glossary.
Name Index.

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