Organisation Theory

Series
Pearson
Author
Stephen P. Robbins / Neil Barnwell  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
589
Pub.-date
December 2006
ISBN13
9780733974717
ISBN
0733974716
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Description

Organisation Theory: Concepts and cases, 5e applies organisational theory in an Australian context. The material has been selected and interpreted to assist students in understanding how organisations may be structured and managed more effectively. This best-selling text is known for its applied approach, and is suitable for undergraduate and early stage postgraduate students.

Features

  • Each chapter opens with an illustrative case study.
  • At the end of each chapter is a closing case study that is intended to be discussed in class.
  • Review questions test student's knowledge of the material.
  • Many illustrative boxes dispersed throughout the text show how the material may be applied in current business situations.
  • Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in the margin.
  • A useful glossary and concluding case studies can be found at the end of the book.
  • Each chapter is extensively referenced and contains a guide to further reading for those interested in broadening their study of the topic.

New to this Edition

  • Comprehensively reviewed and updated
  • A new chapter on innovation, knowledge management and organisational learning (Chapter 15).
  • New concluding case studies.

Table of Contents

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATION THEORY
1.  An overview
2. The evolution of organisation theory
3. Organisational effectiveness
PART 2 – COMPARING ORGANISATIONS
4. Dimensions of organisation structure
PART 3 – CONTINGENCIES
5. Strategy
6. Organisation size
7. Technology
8. Environment
9. Power-control
PART 4 ORGANISATIONS IN ACTION
10. The challenge of finding an appropriate structure
11. Managing the environment
12. Managing organisational change
13. Managing organisational culture
14. Managing organisation growth and decline
15. Innovation, knowledge management and organisational learning
16. Gender and organisations


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Back Cover

Now in its 5th edition, this best-selling text continues to apply organisation theory in an Australian context and to assist students in understanding how organisations may be structured and managed more effectively. Known as a comprehensive and highly readable text, it concentrates on presenting material that will be of practical value to those faced with the task of managing within an organisation.

This edition has been extensively reviewed and updated to reflect current thinking, research and practice.  Each chapter is thoroughly referenced and contains a guide to further reading for those interested in broadening their study of a particular topic.

Features of the text include:

  •  New opening and closing cases focusing on both local and international organisations
  • Review and discussion questions which help test students’ knowledge of the material
  • A new chapter on innovation, knowledge management and organisational learning
  • Usefulconcluding case studies and a glossary that can be found at the end of the book.