Organizational Realities by William H. Starbuck
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Organizational Realities
By William H. Starbuck

Organizational Realities

Studies of Strategizing and Organizing

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Organizational Realities by William H. Starbuck

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William H. Starbuck is one of the most creative, productive, and wide-ranging writers in management and organization studies. His work spans three decades and encompasses a whole variety of issues, yet it has never been collected together in one place. This book does just that - bringing together his most seminal writings, prefaced by a personal reflection on some of the themes and conclusions of that emerge from this, and the context in which they were written. What emerges from this is a picture of organizations and their strategies that emphasizes the characteristics of real-life human beings: their idiosyncratic preferences, their distrust for each other, their struggele for dominance, their personal interests which don't always coincide with the interests of the organization, and the internal politicking and contests between interest groups that take place in organizations. Some chapters review research literature, some report empirical findings, some propose conceptual reformulations, and some offer advice to managers. This book will be a unique guide to the work of an influential thinker in management and organization studies, and will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of management, strategy, and organization studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199288519
ISBN-10: 0199288518
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 40mm)
Pages: 656
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making by William H. Starbuck Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making, Paperback (January 2012)

This Handbook comprehensively surveys theory and research on organizational decision-making, broadly conceived. Emphasizing psychological perspectives, while encompassing the insights of economics, political science, and sociology, it provides coverage at the individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels of analysis.

Production of Knowledge by William H. Starbuck Production of Knowledge, Hardback (April 2006)

Presenting an autobiographical account, this book discusses the author's research and various methodological debates. It reflects on various challenges associated with management and social science research such as the search for a 'behavioral science', the limits of rationality, the unreliability of research findings, and more.

Handbook of Organizational Design by William H. Starbuck Handbook of Organizational Design, Hardback (September 1981)

The two volumes summarize and reinterpret research and suggest applications to the design of organizations. Volume I analyses the effects of environments on organizations, and discusses the adaptive capabilities of organizations such as planning, forecasting, and innovation.

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Author Biography - William H. Starbuck

William H. Starbuck is Professor in Residence, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. Author of numerous articles on a wide-ranging set of issues relating to organizational behavior and strategy, he is also a former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and co-editor of The Handbook of Organizational Design (with Paul Nystrom, OUP, 1981).

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