Organization Theory & Design: An International Perspective,
4th Edition

Richard L. Daft, Jonathan Murphy, Hugh Willmott

ISBN-13: 9781473765900 | ISBN-10: 1473765900

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 590 pages

List Price USD $74.75


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Richard L. Daft is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Dr. 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 has been the associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in academic books. A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Dr. Daft is one of today's most highly cited academics in the fields of economics and business.

Jonathan Murphy has combined research and teaching with international management roles throughout his career. He is an internationally recognized expert in Parliamentary Development. Currently he leads INTER PARES, the European Union’s global programme for parliamentary strengthening, and was previously a UN diplomat in Ukraine and Tunisia where he headed major democracy development programmes. As a scholar, Jonathan has written on a variety of topics in international and critical management, and taught for many years at Cardiff Business School in Wales. He currently holds a visiting professorship (docent) at Jyväskylä University in Finland. .

Hugh Willmott is Professor of Management at Cass Business School and also holds the position of Professor of Organization Studies at Cardiff Business School, Wales. His research interests span the sub-fields of management organization studies and he is particularly interested in the development and application of management theory by drawing upon the resources of critical social science. He has co-authored two major textbooks, including Introducing Organizational Behaviour & Management (co-edited with David Knights, Cengage Learning, 2017) and, additionally, has published over 20 books and contributed to a wide range of management and social science journals. .

  • Fully revised and updated with innovative and stimulating real-life examples from Europe, the Middle East and Africa to ensure students are learning from material they can relate to.
  • Contemporary examples including platform businesses such as Uber and Canva help learners to engage with the subject matter in an era of fast-rising disrupter companies.
  • Engaging and topical new content for key pedagogical features enables students to learn from examples that have current relevance.
  • In Practice cases illustrate theoretical concepts in organizational settings to provide students with real-world stimulation throughout the text.
  • A Look Inside explores companies that have faced organizational design issues and provides students with real insight into how factors are often outside of management control.
  • This title comes with Cognero assessment questions.
  • End of chapter discussion questions, workbook assignments and cases enable learners to use their critical thinking skills and practise with real-world challenges.
  • A fully updated companion website is available to support lecturers with an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, online cases and a test bank.
  • Leading by Design highlights organizations that have applied new design ideas based on contemporary thinking and technology showing learners how transformation can occur in turbulent times.
  • Bookmarks provide short reviews of books that address current issues of concern for managers encouraging students to extend their reading.

Table of Contents

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Part 1 Introduction to Organizations
1 What are organizations?
2 Perspectives on organizations
Part 2 Organizational Purpose and Structural Design
3 Strategy, organization design and effectiveness
4 Fundamentals of organization structure
Part 3 Open System Design Elements
5 The external environment
6 Interorganizational relationships
7 Designing organizations for the international environment
Part 4 Internal Design Elements
8 Manufacturing and Service technologies
9 Information technology and control
10 Organization size, life cycle and decline
Part 5 Managing Dynamic Processes
11 Organizational culture and ethical values
12 Innovation and change
13 Decision-making processes
14 Conflict, power and politics
Integrative Cases
1.0 Luxurious Goat Milk Products: Working with Local Culture – RojaAHP
2.0 ‘Box-ticking’ in Organizations: Lessons of the Nimrod Disaster
3.0 Onward to the Customer of One; from Debt Collectors to Customer Service Agents at New Zealand’s Inland Revenue
4.0 Changing the Culture at Trans-Gen PLC: What’s Wrong with Senior Management?
5.0 Blood on the Gatepost: Family Conflicts in the New Zealand Farming Industry

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Organization Theory & Design

  • ISBN-10: 1473765900
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