Mintzberg, H. (1992), Structure in Fives: Designing Effective Organizations. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall
Table of Contents: Foundations of Organization Design – Designing Individual Positions – Designing The Superstructure – Fleshing Out The Superstructure – Untangling Decentralization – Fitting Design to Situation – Design as Configuration – The Simple Structure – The Machine Bureaucracy – The Professional Bureaucracy – The Divisionalized Form – The Adhocracy – Beyond Five
Description: The core theme of the book is that any organization is defined by the interaction of two key parameters: the division of labor and the means by which that division of labor is coordinated. An analysis of these interactions result in the discovery of 5 “ideal” organizational configurations which seem to be the building blocks used to “synthesize” all real organizations.
Author: Mintzberg, H.
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