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Organization Theory and Design [Hardcover]

Richard L. Daft
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May 27, 2009 0324598890 978-0324598896 10
Discover to the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft's best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN, 10E presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success that will immediately engage any reader. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well organized texts in the market, ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps both future and current managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today's business world. This thorough revision showcases some of today's most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today's well-known organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive, international environment. Proven and new learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights.

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"In Practice provides real world examples that bring theory to life and make concepts more memorable. Book Marks stimulate interest and have spurred some students to read the books outlined. Briefcase provides some thought provoking tips and captures the essence of the topic described. These all enhance and add another dimension to the text."

"Daft's text is still the best in the field. I am using it every single year and have updated my thinking about design issues with every single edition since it was introduced into the market. What I like about Daft's text is the logic by which students learn to appreciate the complexity of organization-environment relationships and the enormous value of matching structures and strategies. Integrating theoretical approaches with practical examples allows students to gain new knowledge and improve understanding of the reciprocal relationship between strategy and structure."

About the Author

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2010), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2011), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters. His work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, California Management Review, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Professor Daft also is an active teacher and consultant. He has taught management, leadership, organizational change, organizational theory, and organizational behavior. He has been involved in management development and consulting for many companies and government organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bridgestone, Bell Canada, the Transportation Research Board, Nortel, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, State Farm Insurance, Tenneco, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, Entergy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, First American National Bank, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (May 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0324598890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0324598896
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly.

Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN and MANAGEMENT. He has also authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters and has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Accounting Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing.

An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Nortel, Bridgestone, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, J. C. Bradford & Co., Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and many others.



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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Information, Poor Publisher November 2, 2010
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I would like to say that the content of this book is good. It contains updated information that is applicable to today's economy and world. I have very much been enjoying reading this textbook on my Kindle device, but...
The remainder of this review will not be on the content of the book, but the ordeal I had when I bought the e-book edition. You'll notice that this book is no longer offered for the Kindle device. When I bought this text a couple of weeks ago, it was offered as a Kindle edition for about $30 cheaper. I figured it was worth it because I often like to refer back to my textbooks for new classes. I got through 2 Chapters of this book on my Kindle when I realized that one of the Workbook assignments I had to do was not on the device at all. So I thought, "Maybe it will show up on Kindle for PC." Nope, not there, but a note about information missing due to copyright issues was in its place. Seriously? Probably nobody is reading this book just for the heck of it, most people are reading it for serious schoolwork and all of the information-especially cases for analysis and workbook activities need to be available. Chapter 2 wasn't the only chapter with information missing. I found about 4 other chapters with missing activities and cases, and these were just the chapters that I needed info from, there could have been more with missing info.
Anyway, Amazon was fantastic when I contacted them. And they gave me my money back after I purchased the hardcopy of the book. They said it was something to do with the publisher. And of course, I contacted the publisher just to make sure they knew of the issue. The publishing company was rude and said they had absolutely nothing to do with the problem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Org theory in simple language October 3, 2009
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I took an Org Theory & Design class while an undergraduate business student. I am now using Daft's book while pursuing my master's. I still have the old material from undergrad and Daft has almost all the same content, but put in simpler language. I think that Daft does very well in the order he introduces the content and makes it very easy to read. This is not usually the case with org design literature in the academic realm. I would recommend Daft over the other org theory and design textbooks I have used.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great read for masters thesis or dissertation May 12, 2014
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used this in my masters degree thesis. was a great read and very helpful. I would recommend this to all grad students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good textbook April 9, 2014
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Never taken this subject before, plenty of opportunities to deep-dive into a number of topics and test yourself using interactive case studies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality January 26, 2014
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This book has a great quality, cheap price, with no mark, no tear, it is great. Very helpful for my class.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Required Organizational Theory text book December 15, 2013
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Required text book for college course. It provided a great overview of organizational theory with up to date real world examples, Rented thru Amazon. Book rental is the best thing since sliced bread.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book December 11, 2013
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I'm using this book as Text book for a class in my Doctorate program, excellent book with lots of examples.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I HATE daft May 19, 2013
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I have to buy these books for school. This is the second semester that I have had to buy a daft book. This is not grad-school material. I could make this stuff up stoned.
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