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In this book, Lex Donaldson, one of the leading scholars in the field of organization theory, introduces a compelling theory of performance-driven organizational change, Organizational Portfolio Theory. In explaining why organizations change and also why they fail to change, the theory reconceptualizes the organization as a portfolio with a number of different causes of organizational performance varying over time. The author argues that without a performance crisis there is a good chance that necessary organizational changes will not be forthcoming, and that moreover, the adaptive change induced by the crisis creates the capacity for fresh organizational growth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761903550
ISBN-10: 0761903550
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lex Donaldson

Lex Donaldson is Professor of Organizational Design at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. His publications include American Anti-Management Theories of Organization: A Critique of Paradigm Proliferation (1995) and In Defence of Organization Theory: A Reply to the Critics (1985).

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