Managing Complexity in Organizations: Text and Cases by Christoph NedopilManaging Complexity in Organizations: Text and Cases by Christoph Nedopil

Managing Complexity in Organizations: Text and Cases

byChristoph Nedopil, U. Steger, Wolfgang Amann

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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Combining rigorous academic research with the latest practical tools and techniques, this book explores the growing area of complextity management in business. Through a range of high quality international cases leading authors help students to understand how to manage organizations in unpredictable and complex business environments.
CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL is Managing Director of YOUSE, an innovation consultancy in Berlin, Germany, and Consultant for the World Bank.  ULRICH STEGER is Professor of Environmental Management at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.  WOLFGANG AMANN is the Director of Executive Education at the Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, Germany. He also teache...
Title:Managing Complexity in Organizations: Text and CasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230252915

ISBN - 13:9780230252912


Table of Contents

PART ONE.- Ockham's Complexity Razor - Managing Complexity in Organisations.- PART TWO.- Business Models and Strategy.- Complexity Drivers in Sustainable Strategies.- Complexity in Global Business Strategies.- Managing Risk.- Partnerships and Alliances.- PART THREE.- Complexity and the Organization.- Corporate Governance.- Subsidiary Management.- Project Management.- PART FOUR.- Marketing.- Supply Chain Management The Backbone of Complex, Global Acting Organizations.- Management of IT and Technology.- Human Resources Management.- Innovation Management.- PART FIVE.- Leadership, despite Complexity.- Complexity and Stakeholders.- Complexity in a Crisis.- PART SIX.- Managerial Implications.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a timely and important book. The mix of text and case studies will make wonderful material for MBA students. This book will add great value, helping our next generation of business leaders in solving the problems of a complex and interconnected world."--Wolfgang Jank, Director, Center for Complexity in Business, Department of Decisions, Operations& Information Technologies, The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland"This book tackles the lived reality that organizations today are messy. It offers a way of structuring our engagement with the complexity we experience and it is therefore a book aimed at the hopeful and the optimistic amongst us. The authors are to be commended for combining insights from a range of theoretical domains with an engaging narrative and truly exceptional case material."--Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Glasgow Business School, UK 'Especially big and internationally operating companies are faced with high and even increasing complexities. The managerial implications are hardly really understood and analyzed. Managers often try to deal with it by adding even further aspects and layers to the issues to be resolved instead of trying to reduce complexity in order to make targets understandable and for their people achievable. This book offers a conceptional framework and empirical experience, how leaders can deal successfully with complexities with regards to their organizations and strategic and operational decisions.' - Dr. Manfred Gentz, Chairman of the board, Zurich Financial Services, Chairman of the board, Deutsche Börse AG and President, International Chamber of Commerce of Germany (ICC)'As issues like climate change drive the sustainable development agenda into the market mainstream, companies operating globally face growing complexity in their operating environments. This agenda-shaping book will help managers meet the regulatory, commercial and societal requirements of an increasingly interdependent world, creating value in multiple dimensions' - John Elkington, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Volans Ventures, Co-Founder and Director of SustainAbility, and co-author of The Power of Unreasonable People'As Asian companies are integrating into the global economy as important players, they are confronted with a new level of complexity. The truly international character of this research-based, but practical book contains valuable lessons for them to meet this new challenge and compete successfully with their already global peers.' - Tan Sri Dato' Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar is the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia that has substantial holdings in companies like Malaysian Airlines, Proton, Telekom Malaysia