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The Organization Design Task: Reducing Organizational Barriers

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0055
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

The management challenge of flexibility may be observed through looking into the managerial repertoire of flexible capabilities. Since increasing the speed and variety of managerial capabilities ... More


Introduction

Chris Argyris

in Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199586165
eISBN:
9780191702426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586165.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with brief a discussion of how we are trapped by behaviour patterns that exist at all levels of organizations. Traps are created when the problems to be solved are ... More


A Blueprint for Change

DAVID A. NADLER, michael l. tushman, and mark b. nadler

in Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099171
eISBN:
9780199854868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

As shown through the narrative about BOC's Industrial Gases Division, companies have to adjust to changing environments by being open to innovation, new technology, and collaborating enterprises ... More


Organization Design for Metalworking Production

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Developing from the analysis of context in Chapter 5, this chapter analyzes the various organization designs found amongst the cases. First, it reviews the overall design of the companies and shows ... More


Implementing New Designs

DAVID A. NADLER, michael l. tushman, and mark b. nadler

in Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099171
eISBN:
9780199854868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In the early 1980s, General Motors attempted to implement the GM-10 program, which entailed gathering resources from various aspects of the corporation and establishing a single unit concerned with ... More


. Strategy and Structure

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses an approach to issues of organization design that helps to develop an integrated perspective dealing with a variety of organizational forms. These include hybrid structures ... More


The Context of Change: a Tectonic Approach

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The organization provides the context of change within which implementation occurs. The ‘Greenfield’ site is very much a special case in the diffusion of APM; the vast majority of implementations ... More


Towards the Flexible Form

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0096
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Significant changes that redefine the competitive environment have driven various organizations to re-examine their organization designs and flexible capabilities. Since an ideal flexible form has ... More


An introduction to the microstructural approach to organization design

Phanish Puranam

in The Microstructure of Organizations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199672363
eISBN:
9780191864292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672363.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Organization design research is a branch of organization science that is concerned with understanding how organizations work in terms of aggregating the actions of their members towards ... More


The Microstructure of Organizations

Phanish Puranam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199672363
eISBN:
9780191864292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672363.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book synthesizes a decade of research by the author into fundamental issues in organization design. The result is a novel micro-structural perspective on organizations, which aims to both expand ... More


Integration of Effort

Phanish Puranam

in The Microstructure of Organizations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199672363
eISBN:
9780191864292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672363.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

For a given division of labor, (potential) breakdowns of integration can be traced to either motivational or knowledge-related sources (or both). Integration failures arising from coordination ... More


Business Models and Business Model Innovation: Bringing Organization into the Discussion

Nicolai J. Foss and Tina Saebi

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

The notions that companies have “business models” that may need to be “innovated” for sustained superior performance have become highly influential in the business world as well as in management ... More


Designing Nonmarket Architecture *

Thomas C. Lawton, Jonathan P. Doh, and Tazeeb Rajwani

in Aligning for Advantage: Competitive Strategies for the Political and Social Arenas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199604746
eISBN:
9780191773952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604746.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Chapter 6 draws on organization design literature to inform questions and decisions about the organizational architecture for advancing different nonmarket strategies and suggests that firms with ... More


Service-driven Business Model Innovation: Organizing the Shift from a Product-based to a Service-centric Business Model

Daniel Kindström and Christian Kowalkowski

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This chapter examines business model innovation driven by increased service focus. The chapter discusses the external drivers and organizational implications of shifting toward service-based business ... More


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