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Organizational Design A Step-by-Step Approach


Richard M. Burton, Duke University, North Carolina, Børge Obel, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Published 2020


Now in its fourth edition, this is the definitive step-by-step 'how to' guide to designing an organization. Building on information processing theory, the book proposes a holistic, multi-contingency model of the organization. This textbook communicates the fundamentals of traditional and new organizational forms, including up-to-date analysis of self-organizing, boss-less, digital, and sustainable organizations. Providing a framework for the practical implementation of organizational design changes, the authors break the process down into seven basic steps: (1) Assessing Goals, (2) Assessing Strategy,…

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Key features

  • Develops an integrated holistic model of the organization using a multi-contingency model derived from decades of theoretical and empirical research
  • Promotes a simple, step by step approach, from diagnosis to design and implementation, developing an integrated model of design rather than a piecemeal approach
  • Supplemented by cases and spreadsheet tools

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Business and Management,Organisation Studies,Strategic Management
  • Editions
    4th Edition (Current edition)
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 27 August 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108493284
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.67kg
    • Contains: 10 b/w illus. 26 colour illus. 17 tables
    • Page extent: 284 pages
    • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 27 August 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108717564
    • Dimensions (mm): 244 x 170 mm
    • Weight: 0.55kg
    • Contains: 10 b/w illus. 26 colour illus. 17 tables
    • Page extent: 284 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 18 September 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108681162

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