ISBN 9788126555468,Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice

Organization: Contemporary Principles and Practice


John Child



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788126555468

ISBN-10 8126555467


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 536 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

Organization - Contemporary Principles and Practices, Second Edition is the completely updated and revised landmark guide to 'macro' organization theory and design, fully grounded in current international practice. International management expert John Child explores the conditions facilitating the development of new organizational forms and provides up-to-date coverage of the key developments driving new organization structure and practice. This revised Second Edition includes a new introductory section on Organization Theory as well as a complete Instructor Manual updated with new material on the basic principles of organizational design.

About the Author

John Child is recently retired Chair of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. A Fellow of the Academy of Management and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong, his many book and journal publications have received international acclaim.He is particularly known for his grounded approach to the practice of management and continues active consulting in the UK, Hong Kong and Brazil.
Table of contents :-
Preface to Second Edition
Preface from the First Edition

Part I - The Broad Picture
Chapter 1 - Organization and its Importance
Chapter 2 - Perspectives on Organizational Design until Recent Times
Chapter 3 - New Conditions, New Organization

Part II - New Internal Forms
Chapter 4 - Simpler Structures : Reducing Hierarchy
Chapter 5 - Achieving Integration
Chapter 6 - Control
Chapter 7 - Questions of Reward
Chapter 8 - Payment Systems

Part III - New Network Forms
Chapter 9 - Outsourcing and Offshoring
Chapter 10 - Virtual Organization
Chapter 11 - Strategic Alliances
Chapter 12 - Organizing Across Borders

Part IV - Achieving Effective Organizations
Chapter 13 - Managing Organizational Change
Chapter 14 - Organizing for Learning
Chapter 15 - Generating and Utilizing Trust
Chapter 16 - Corporate Governance in New Organizational Forms

Part V - Designing Organizations For The 21st Century
Chapter 17 - Meeting Strategic Business Needs
Chapter 18 - Meeting Strategic Social Needs