Higher Education

eBook for Understanding the Theory and Design of Organizations, 11E

Author(s): Richard L. Daft | Nishant Uppal

ISBN: 9789353505073

Edition: 11th

© Year : 2020


Binding: eBook

Imprint : South Western

Pages: 612

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A variety of organizations with unique and unprecedented designs and structures have emerged in recent times. Such organizations adopt rare business strategies and establish uncommon commercial networks to remain competitive. Understanding these organizations and their behavior has become dynamically challenging.

Also, organizations adapt dynamic shapes and forms in order to survive in VUCA business world and complex societal norms. In modern times, organizations are supposed to cater to not only commercial and economic needs, but also environmental and social obligations of diverse stakeholders.

Current edition of Understanding the Theory & Design of Organizations draws from seminal and modern literature and attempts to provide deeper understanding about the organizations.

  • Covers all the classical and modern literature to cater to understanding of modern organizations
  • Provides numerous cases relevant for the discussion
  • Adopts a user-friendly approach to complex organizational theories
  • Includes key definitions, facts, live cases, charts, tables for ease of learning
  • This book includes a licence key for our digital learning app, CENGAGE app, that provides access to test bank and flashcards.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Organizations

Chapter 2 Structural Designs for Organizations

Chapter 3 Strategy and Effectiveness

Chapter 4 Relationships Between Organizations

Chapter 5 Global Organization Design

Chapter 6 The Impact of Environment

Chapter 7 Organizational Conflict and Politics

Chapter 8 Organizational Decision-Making

Chapter 9 Corporate Culture and Values

Chapter 10 Organizational Innovation

Chapter 11 Information and Control Processes

Chapter 12 Organizational Size and Life Cycle

Chapter 13 Workplace Technology and Design



Richard L. Daft

Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership.


Nishant Uppal

Nishant Uppal is faculty of Organization Behavior in the Human Resources Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Indore.