Can Monasteries Learn from Modern Organizational Theory?

  • Thomas S. EberleEmail author
  • Ulrike Soegtrop
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


After establishing the strategy, the organization and the behavior of the people have to be aligned to the strategy. The authors show in this chapter a multi-dimensional framework to read, understand and shape organizations: Organizations as structure, organizations as organisms, organizations as cultures, and organizations as political systems. They observed that there is a lack of attention, knowledge, and experience regarding organizational issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.St. Scholastica AbbeyDinklageGermany

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