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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


From the Design of Structures to the Designing of Organizations: Past Trends and Future Directions

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter starts with a historical outline of organization design featuring the following trends: • Contingency and configuration • The Simonian design tradition • Institutional organization design ... More


Deriving Five Human-Centred Logics of Organization Design

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

For the past century or more, we have been taught to think of the design of organizations in terms of a legacy of principles left to us by pioneers such as Taylor, Fayol, and Weber. Names such as ... More


Introduction: Organization Design in Need of a New Paradigm

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The Introduction deals with four issues which summarize the aims and the reach of the book. First, the realization that organizations dominate our socioeconomic landscape, with their influence and ... More


The Ontological Bases: Intended, Emergent, and Perceived Organizational Knowledge-qua-Design

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter, the expression organizational knowledge-qua-design is used to convey the idea that, ontologically, the organization’s knowledge and the organization’s overall design share the same ... More


Leaderful Organization Design: Moving Organizations Closer to a Human-Centric Paradigm

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter is about the implementation of new or modified organization designs; therefore, it is about organization design leadership. We have opted to use the expression leaderful designing ... More


Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Rodrigo Magalhães

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

As a topic, organization design is poorly understood. While it is featured in most management textbooks as a chapter dedicated to organizational structures, it is unclear whether organization design ... More


The Logic of Interactive Structure

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter builds on the discussions in Chapter 4 about the bridging between organization design (design as a noun) and organization designing (design as a verb). Based on the key precepts of ... More


A Design-Driven Epistemology for Organization Design: Design-as-Meaning and Design-as-Practice

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

It is argued that the epistemological foundations of organization design can be built on a dual theoretical base: design-as-practice and design-as-meaning. The first is founded upon practice as part ... More


Bridging between Organization Design as a Noun and as a Verb: Formative Affectual Contexts and Design Trace

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198867333
eISBN:
9780191904097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The two conceptions of organization design—simultaneously historical legacy and dynamic change—create a major conundrum, identified by Simon’s (1996) as an important challenge to the design of social ... 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 Logic of Identity and the Normative Logic

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Attention is focused on the instrumental uses of identity, that is, how identity affects perceptions of organization design and how it can be instrumental in changing organization designs. The ... More


The Service Logic and the Logic of Effectual Reasoning

Rodrigo Magalhães

in Designing Organization Design: A Human-Centred Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867333.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The service logic has important integrative potential, bringing together not only the economic and commercial concerns of organizational design but also a significant part of its normative ... More


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