AE Organization Theory & Design,
13th Edition

Richard L. Daft

ISBN-13: 9789814922791 | ISBN-10: 981492279x

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 752 pages

List Price USD $130.95


Introduce your students to 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. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well-organized texts in the market, the 13th edition of ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps current and future managers prepare for the challenges of today's business world. The new edition features important revisions, including a new chapter on Designs for Social Impact: Dual-Purpose Organizations and a new chapter on Designs for Digital Organizations and Big Data. Other new topics include Reverse Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Social Network Analysis and Holacracy Team-Based Structure. In addition, the text continues its tradition of incorporating the most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Students see how many of today’s well-known organizations have learned to cope and even thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. Featured organizations include Facebook, Uber, Amazon, Disney/Pixar, Southwest Airlines, Barnes & Noble, and Cisco Systems and dozens of other companies, many from other countries. Organization studies, proven cases, and illustrations provide the insights necessary to better understand modern organizations, while new and proven learning features give your students opportunities to apply concepts and refine their 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 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.

  • A “Remember This” summary of key points at end of each section in each 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.
  • Now available exclusively in eBook for easy, portable, affordable, and up-to-date access to the leading text.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “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.

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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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AE Organization Theory & Design

  • ISBN-10: 981492279x
  • ISBN-13: 9789814922791

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