Organization Design

The evolving state-of-the-art

  • Richard M. Burton
  • Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
  • Bo Eriksen
  • Charles C. Snow

Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theoretical and Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles C. Snow, Raymond E. Miles, Grant Miles
      Pages 3-18
  3. FIT, Contingency, and Configuration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Torben Andersen, Bo Eriksen, Jeanette Lemmergaard, Line Povlsen
      Pages 85-101
  4. Design and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Timothy N. Carroll, Starling D. Hunter
      Pages 125-142
    3. Peter Klaas, Jørgen Lauridsen, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
      Pages 143-164
    4. Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel, Jørgen Lauridsen
      Pages 181-201
  5. The Dynamics of Adaptation and Change

About this book


Organization Design: The Evolving State-of-the-Art outlines the larger role that organizational design is increasingly playing in management theory and practice. The book's chapters review the main theoretical perspectives on organization design, identify important theoretical and practical issues currently facing the field, and suggest ways for valuable research to be conducted in the future. The chapters include sections that describe how the theoretical argument or empirical study specifically informs organization design theory and practice.

The volume is organized in four sections: (1) Theoretical and Practical Issues, (2) Fit, Contingency and Configuration, (3) Design and Performance, and (4) The Dynamics of Adaptation and Change. The book will be a broad discussion of topics in the field, but each individual paper will provide in depth analysis of the topic. A common element and theme is a focus on core theories in organization design and emerging perspectives.

The book will be a 2005-benchmark publication of organization design theory, principles and concepts, and it will be an important step in creating better models and stronger empirical analyses.


Change Imitation Information Technology (IT) Leadership business configuration development knowledge management management modeling organization organizational change organizations performance strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Burton
    • 1
  • Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson
    • 2
  • Bo Eriksen
    • 2
  • Charles C. Snow
    • 3
  1. 1.Duke UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern DenmarkDenmark
  3. 3.Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-34172-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34173-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2668
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