Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Performance-Driven Organizational Change: The Organizational Portfolio

by Donaldson L SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
02/1999
ISBN:
9780761903550
Format:
Pbk 248 pages
Price:
AU$117.00 NZ$121.74
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
Available as eBook
AU$93.00 | NZ$107.13

Other Available Formats:

In Performance-Driven Organizational Change, Lex Donaldson, one of the leading scholars in the field of organizational theory, introduces a thought-provoking theory of performance-driven organizational change. He argues that recurrent crises of poor organizational performance are required to trigger adaptive organizational change in many aspects of the organization. Moreover, the adaptive change induced by each crisis creates the capacity for fresh organizational growth. Hence, through a series of adaptations and resulting growth spurts, the organization grows larger and more effective. He notes that while there has been much research into optimal management and human resource practices resulting in prescriptive advice, that without performance crises there is a good chance that needed organizational change will not be forthcoming. This book is highly recommended for advanced students, researchers, and scholars in the areas of organization theory, organizational change, strategy, human resource management, and economics.

Positivist Organization Theory / For Determinism: Against Strategic Choice / For Determinism: Subjective Factors in Strategic Choice / For Functionalism: Against Politics and 'Parkinson's Law' / For Functionalism: The Validity of Blau's Theory / For Cartesianism: Against Organization Types and Quantum Jumps / For Generalization in Positivist Organization Theory / For Generalization of Organizational Size / Conclusions

L Donaldson - UNSW