Structure in Fives: Designing Effective Organizations

Paperback | June 30, 1992

byHenry Mintzberg

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Here's a guide that shows managers how to choose the best organizational design for their business from five basic structures identified by the author. In it readers will discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those pertaining to conflict among different divisions.

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Here's a guide that shows managers how to choose the best organizational design for their business from five basic structures identified by the author. In it readers will discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those pertaining to conflict among different divisions.

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Here’s a guide that shows managers how to choose the best organizational design for their business from five basic structures identified by the author. In it readers will discover how to avoid typical mistakes, especially those pertaining to conflict among different divisions.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.8 inPublished:June 30, 1992Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:013855479X

ISBN - 13:9780138554798

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Table of Contents



 1. Foundations of Organization Design.


 2. Designing Individual Positions.


 3. Designing the Superstructure.


 4. Fleshing Out the Superstructure.


 5. Untangling Decentralization.


 6. Fitting Design to Situation.


 7. Design as Configuration.


 8. The Simple Structure.


 9. The Machine Bureaucracy.


10. The Professional Bureaucracy.


11. The Divisionalized Form.


12. The Adhocracy.


13. Beyond Five.


Bibliography.


Index.