Introduction to Organization Theory by Tomas MullernIntroduction to Organization Theory by Tomas Mullern

Introduction to Organization Theory

byTomas Mullern, Alexander Styhre, Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist

Paperback | April 30, 2011

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This textbook presents organization theory in an exciting new way, moving away from a traditional linear historical narrative approach, to present students with an approach that offers both relevancy and appeal. The authors take a practice-based approach, identifying questions, problems andissues that are perceived as pertinent by practitioners, and using these as the starting point to identify the relevant theories. This means that students will find it easier to engage with the material and more attention is paid to issues such as boundary spanning, leadership, quality management,strategic change, and development psychology/organizational learning; areas that are not always covered in other textbooks.Online Resource Centre: For students:* Further Reading and Research: Comprising of web links and web link updates linking to organization and company websites, plus additional readings and articles.* "What happened next": as appropriate, cases from within the textbook will continue to be updated on the Online Resource Centre.For lecturers:* Academics will also have access to additional case studies and notes, alongside all artworks from the text to create customised PowerPoint slides.
Tomas Mullern is Professor of Business Administration at Jonkoping International Business School. Alexander Styhre is Chair of Organization Theory and Management, Dept of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Dr. Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist is Associate Professor at the Got...
Title:Introduction to Organization TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:April 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199569304

ISBN - 13:9780199569304

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Table of Contents

Part I - Managing systems and technology1. Introduction: bridging the gap2. Organizational boundaries and structures3. Information technology and business systems4. Operations management in day-to-day workPart II - Managing people5. Finding people and make the best of their potential - motivation6. How to lead in an organization7. Coping with external influences in organizationsPart III - Managing change and processes8. Managing innovation in and between organizations9. Balancing radical change and continuous improvement10. Managing knowledge and learning in and between organizations

Editorial Reviews

"I truly like what I have read. Little jargon is used; and the authors move elegantly from theory to theory, from organizational scholar to organizational scholar." --Ad van Iterson, Associate Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands