Strategic Organizational Diagnosis and Design

The Dynamics of Fit

  • Richard M. Burton
  • Børge Obel

Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 1-42
  3. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 43-85
  4. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 87-126
  5. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 127-162
  6. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 163-183
  7. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 185-235
  8. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 237-270
  9. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 271-310
  10. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 311-346
  11. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 347-383
  12. Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel
    Pages 385-420
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 421-448

About this book

Introduction

STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND DESIGN, 3rd Edition, systematically surveys the substantive literature on organizational design and develops the theoretical framework of multiple contingency organizational design. The multiple contingencies in the theoretical framework cover the contingencies of size, technology, environment, and strategy, as well as leadership style and organizational climate and culture. These contingencies are mapped into design parameters such as organizational configuration, specialization, decision authority, information processing, coordination and control, and incentives.
The book examines a variety of existing organizational situations — which can include the reader's organization — and provides the structure and analysis to diagnose and assess what can be done to have a more efficient and effective organization. Burton and Obel's dynamic multiple contingency theory of organizations provides the analytical framework and tools for the OrgCon© — a knowledge-base expert system which has been thoroughly vetted with business executives.
OrgCon© offers the manager or student a "hands on" knowledge of organizational design. It guides the manager or student through cases or their own organization and enables them to analyze real world organizational problems and seek concrete organization design solutions. The book provide the analytical framework and tools that will result in building intuitive understanding of organization design through interactive applications.
For additional information on the book and OrgCon©, see the following URLs:
http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-7684-3 (hardbound)
http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-7685-1 (paperback)

Keywords

dynamics information processing leadership learning management organization organizations software strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Burton
    • 1
  • Børge Obel
    • 2
  1. 1.The Fuqua School of BusinessDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of ManagementOdense UniversityOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9114-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7685-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9114-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2668
  • About this book