Managing Complexity in High Technology Organizations

Hardcover | July 1, 1994

EditorMary Ann Von Glinow, Susan Albers Mohrman

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High technology--which accounts for a rapidly growing section of the global workforce--presents a different set of management problems than have usually been encountered by traditional industry. In this book, Von Glinow, Mohrman, and their expert contributors discuss the reasons for thisdifference and define new organizational forms for global high technology management. Propounding a revolutionary approach to high technology management issues, they explore management teams, high velocity environments, and high technology marketing, as well as human resource considerations,including team interdependence, compensation, and culture clash.

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High technology--which accounts for a rapidly growing section of the global workforce--presents a different set of management problems than have usually been encountered by traditional industry. In this book, Von Glinow, Mohrman, and their expert contributors discuss the reasons for thisdifference and define new organizational forms fo...

Susan Albers Mohrman is at University of Southern California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:July 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Contributors1. Susan A. Mohrman and Mary Ann Von Glinow: High Technology Organization: An Introduction2. Everett M. Rogers and Ying-Chung Annie Chen: Technology Transfer and the Technopolis3. Jay R. Galbraith: Technology and Global Strategies and Organizations4. Gerardo R. Ungson: International Competition in High Technology: The Case of the United States, Japan, and Europe5. Kathleen M. Eisenhardt and L. Jay Bourgeois III: Charting Strategic Decisions in the Microcomputer Industry: Profile of an Industry Star6. Claudia Bird Schoonhoven and Mariann Jelinek: Dynamic Tension in Innovative, High Technology Firms: Managing Rapid Technological Change Through Organizational Structure7. Thomas J. Kosnik: Perennial Renaissance: The Marketing Challenge in High Tech Settings8. Karlene H. Roberts and Gina Gargano: Managing a High-Reliability Organization: A Case for Interdependence9. Dorothy Leonard-Barton: Implementing New Production Technologies: Exercises in Corporate Learning10. Paul Adler: Managing High Tech Processes: The Challenge of CAD/CAM11. Allan M. Mohrman, Jr., et al.: High Technology Performance Management12. Susan Resnick-West and Mary Ann Von Glinow: Beyond the Clash: Managing High Technology Professionals13. Luis R. Gomez-Mejia and Theresa M. Welbourne: The Role of Compensation in the Human Resource Management Strategies of High Technology Firms14. Susan A. Mohrman and Mary Ann Von Glinow: High Technology Organizations: A SynthesisReferencesIndex

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"Managing Complexity in High Technology Organizations contains a set of thoughtful and valuable essays about the management of "high tech" companies....The essays are written so as to be accessible and useful both to indivduals with only a cursory exposure to the research on high technologyorganizations and to individuals well versed in recent ideas and perspectives."--Journal of Management