Organizational Innovation

  • Marta Peris Ortiz
  • Carlos Rueda-Armengot
  • José M. Merigó Lindahl
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6616-1_200014-1

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Definition

The organization, in both large corporations and small companies, is a set of material and human resources, which is highly complex and must be distributed and coordinated to achieve a specific aim or purpose. In reference to its structure, an organization consists in the distribution of its material resources in different locations and in the spatial and hierarchical distribution of its human resources. The method in which this distribution is carried out and established, in the aforementioned material and human dimensions, as defined by Mintzberg in 1979, constitutes the most substantial form of the organization and gives rise to the different company departments and areas. Although one essential part of this organizational formwill be provided by the way in which the different mechanisms of formal and informal coordination relate the different parts of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Peris Ortiz
    • 1
  • Carlos Rueda-Armengot
    • 1
  • José M. Merigó Lindahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Organización de EmpresasUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Management Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marta Peris Ortiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business OrganizationPolytechnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain