Organization Theory & Design,
13th Edition

Richard L. Daft

ISBN-13: 9780357445143 | ISBN-10: 0357445147

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 688 pages

List Price USD $130.95


Discover the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft’s best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success. Learn about the design of new organizational forms, such as platform-based digital organizations (Amazon, Uber, Facebook) and dual-purpose organizations that provide self-sustaining social welfare benefits to society. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well-organized texts in the market, the 13th edition of ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps both current and future managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today’s business world. This revision showcases some of the most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today’s well-known organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. New learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights.

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Meet the Authors

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Richard L. Daft is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership and is a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He was the associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Daft has authored or co-authored 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in other books. .

  • New Chapter 1 opening case about GE’s successes and difficulties and the relevance of each book chapters’ content to GE’s issues.
  • Several new Bookmarks (review of contemporary book on each chapter’s topic.); several new Integrative cases, new end-of-chapter cases, and new end-of-chapter exercises; dozens of new examples throughout the book that illustrate concepts.
  • In Chapter 3 on Org Structure features a new design, Holacracy Team-Based Structure.
  • In Chapter 6 on International new material on Reverse Innovation and a new trend in Glocalization.
  • New Chapters - Designs for Societal Impact: Dual Purpose Organizations, Corporate Sustainability and Ethics & Designs for Digital Organizations and Big Data.
  • In Chapter 11 on Culture added Jack Welch model for maintaining both a positive culture and a high performance orientation.
  • In Chapter 8 on Technology new material on overly complex technologies’ threat to society and new material on High Reliability Organizations designed to handle the complexity.
  • New material on designs for corporate sustainability, CSR, ESG, Triple Bottom Line, and Bottom of Pyramid.
  • A new organization form called dual-purpose or hybrid organization that combines both profit-seeking and social welfare goals. Explains how to design structures to manage the inherent goal conflict..
  • In Chapter 13 on Decision Making new material on Decision Fallacies and Biases.
  • A new form of control over employees called Algorithmic Control and a new form of organizational influence called Nudge Management.
  • Artificial Intelligence and its impact on management systems in the workplace.
  • Driven by intriguing situations in real businesses, end-of-chapter cases highlight significant chapter concepts. They are extremely valuable in guiding student analysis and prompting meaningful classroom discussion.
  • “Managing By Design” questions grab students’ attention, giving them a unique opportunity to actively participate with the chapter content as they complete three short opinion questions related to the chapter’s topics.
  • Now available exclusively in eBook for easy, portable, affordable, and up-to-date access to the leading text.
  • Proven and popular workbook exercises at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for in-class teamwork activities and for students to gain more experience working hands-on with the chapter’s content.
  • At appropriate places throughout the chapter, students revisit and review their “Managing by Design” question and answer from the beginning of the chapter. This in-depth analysis of previous answers allows them to place the information within the context of what they’ve already learned in the chapter.
  • Conveniently located in the chapter margins, the “Manager’s Briefcase” feature clearly demonstrates how to use the chapter’s concepts to analyze cases and, ultimately, manage organizations most effectively.
  • Unique self-test questionnaires called “How do you Fit the Design?” connect students’ personal style and preferences to chapter material to heighten interest and show relevance of the concepts. These personal-feedback questionnaires can be reviewed and summarized in class.
  • A “Remember This” summary of key points at end of each section in each chapter.

Table of Contents

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1. Organizations and Organization Theory.
2. Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness.
3. Fundamentals of Organization Structure.
4. The External Environment.
5. Interorganizational Relationships.
6. Designing Organizations for the International Environment.
7. Designs for Social Impact: Dual-Purpose Organizations, Corporate Sustainability, and Ethics
8. Manufacturing and Service Technologies.
9. Designs for Digital Organizations and Big Data.
10. Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline.
11. Organizational Culture and Control.
12. Innovation and Change.
13. Decision-Making Processes.
14. Conflict, Power, and Politics.
Integrative Cases.
Name Index.

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Organization Theory & Design

  • ISBN-10: 0357445147
  • ISBN-13: 9780357445143

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