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Description - Designing Organizations to Create Value: From Strategy to Structure by Jerry Zimmerman

It takes more than the application of the latest buzzwords and managerial fads to beat the competition and increase the value of the firm. Following trends is fraught with problems, not the least of which is a tendency to isolate facets of the corporation targeted for improvement, failing to look at the big picture, and attempting to apply inappropriate structural or performance models to the organization. Instead, executives and managers who seek to lead their companies to greatness must incorporate a systematic framework to build effective organizations. Designing Organizations to Create Value provides that framework. Based on the 1 million dollar-selling MBA text Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture, the authors offer a practical outline for identifying and resolving the organizational problems that prevent companies from achieving their full potential. Proven authors Zimmerman, Smith, and Brickley provide a three-part framework that identifies the critical aspects of corporate organization: - Assignment of decision-making rights - Rewarding individuals - Evaluating performance Even though no two firms will adopt precisely the same architecture, successful firms understand the importance of coordinating these three critical aspects of organizational architecture. The authors liken organizational architecture to building the perfect three-legged stool: everything must be precisely balanced and functional for an organization to work as it should. With dot-com start-ups dropping like flies and old economy stalwarts looking to regain their luster, Designing Organizations to Create Value provides a surprisingly simple approach to ensuring that companies that follow this practical, sensible framework will have the edge they need to thrive. Designing Organizations to Create Value is the latest title in our model of adapting successful college texts for professional audiences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071393928
ISBN-10: 0071393927
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 213mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jerry Zimmerman

James A. Brickley, Ph.D., is the Gleason Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business. He has coauthored a number of influential books, and his work has appeared in numerous professional journals, including The Journal of Business and The Journal of Finance. Clifford W. Smith, Jr., Ph.D., is the Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration at the Simon Graduate School of Business. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books and numerous journal articles and has served as an economist with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jerold L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., is the Ronald L. Bittner Professor of Business Administration at the Simon Graduate School of Business. The author or coauthor of several books, he is a founding editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and has (along with coauthors Brickley and Smith) extensive corporate consulting experience. Janice Willett is a senior manuscript editor with the Journal of Financial Economics and associate editor of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.