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Author Kochan, Thomas A
Title Transforming Organizations
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1992
©1992
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Descript 1 online resource (433 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Achieving Systemic Organizational Change -- I: Strategic restructuring -- 2. Japan's Version of Managerial Capitalism -- Commentary by Harold E. Edmondson -- 3. The Political Embeddedness of Industrial Change: Corporate Restructuring and Local Politics in Contemporary Italy -- Commentary by Veikko O. Vuorikari -- 4. Corporate Restructuring and Organizational Behavior -- Commentary by Laura Divine -- 5. The Effect of Changes in Corporate Control on Firm Performance -- Commentary by Ann Leibowitz -- 6. The Role of the CEO in the Management of Change: The Case of Information Technology -- Commentary by Donald Runkle -- 7. Strategic Alignment: A Model for Organizational Transformation Through Information Technology -- Commentary by Thomas Madison and Nan Lower -- 8. Technological Change and the Management of Architectural Knowledge -- Commentary by John M. Matson -- Dialogue on Strategic Restructuring -- II: Using human resources for strategic advantage -- 9. Using Human Resources in Skill Formation: The Role of Training -- Commentary by Patrick Finckler -- Commentary by Fran Rodgers -- 10. Cross-Functional Teams: Blessing or Curse for New Product Development? -- Commentary by Sara L. Beckman -- 11. Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Public Policy: Lessons from a Decade of Experimentation -- Commentary by Tapas Sen -- 12. Changing the Conditions of Work: Responding to Increasing Work Force Diversity and New Family Patterns -- Commentary by Derek Harvey -- Dialogue on Using Human Resources for Strategic Advantage -- III: Using technology for strategic advantage -- 13. Integrating Technology and Human Resources for High-Performance Manufacturing: Evidence from the International Auto Industry -- Commentary by Ranganath Nayak
14. Managing the Introduction of New Process Technology: An International Comparison -- Commentary by Judith I. Rosen -- 15. Organizational Change and the Internationalization of R&D -- Commentary by David Znaty -- 16. The Effects of Information Technology on Management and Organizations -- Commentary by Sarita Narang -- 17. Organizational Change and Decision Making About New Technology -- Commentary by H. Kent Bowen -- Dialogue on Using Technology for Strategic Advantage -- IV: Redesigning organizational structures and boundaries -- 18. Work, Labor, and Action: Work Experience in a System of Flexible Production -- Commentary by James Mahoney -- 19. Informal Information Trading Between Firms -- Commentary by Claus G. Siegle -- 20. Strategic Alternatives for Technology-Based Product and Business Development -- Commentary by Robert J. Tuite -- 21. Systems Thinking and Organizational Learning: Acting Locally and Thinking Globally in the Organization of the Future -- Commentary by William C. Hanson -- Dialogue on Redesigning Organizational Structures and Boundaries -- V: Leadership and change: the practitioners' perspective -- 22. A CEO's Perspective -- 23. A Labor Leader's Perspective -- Dialogue on Leadership and Change -- Conclusion -- 24. Creating the Learning Organization -- Contributors and Participants -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
This book examines how organizations can, and should, transform their practices to compete in a world economy. Research results from a multi-disciplinary team of MIT researchers, along with the experiences and insights of a select group of industry practitioners, are integrated into a model that stresses the need for systemic and transformative rather than piecemeal or incremental changes in organization practices and public policy. This integration of research and experience results in an argument for a new organizational learning model--one capable of gaining advantage from employee diversity, cooperation across organizational boundaries, strategic restructuring, and advanced technology. The book begins with a foreword by Lester C. Thurow
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kochan, Thomas A. Transforming Organizations Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1992 9780195065046
Subject Organizational change -- Congresses.;Management -- Congresses
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