Organization (2nd ed.)

Contemporary Principles and Practice

by John Child

The definitive organization management text for executives and aspiring business leaders

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.

With detailed case studies and examples from throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, Organization provides a truly international overview for advanced students and business executives who want to be at the forefront of the evolution in Organization Theory. 21st Century organizations will be faced with entirely new challenges and opportunities than those faced by previous generations, and emerging business leaders must understand the new "macro" realities in order to succeed. Organization will help readers:

  • Understand the "macro" organization, which is distinct from organizational behaviour
  • Explore the way organizations fit into the international business environment and global economy
  • Analyze the way organizational structure and design affect management performance
  • Apply advanced organization theory and principles to day to day management activities

Written by one of the foremost scholars, the fully updated Second Edition of this successful text provides executives and advanced business students with a wide-ranging and trustworthy guide to organizations as the conditions for their survival in our global business environment change.

  • Wiley; February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781118779903
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Organization
  • Author: John Child
  • Imprint: Wiley

About The Author

JOHN CHILD is an internationally acknowledged expert on organization and international business. He is particularly known for his grounded approach to the practice of management. Among Child's 23 books, Corporate Co-evolution, co-authored with Suzana Rodrigues, won the 2009 Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management.