Design of adaptive organizations : models and empirical research

Nobuo Takahashi

This book adopts the decision theoretic viewpoint in the organization design problems in management and organization theory. The first part considers a short-run adaptive process in the organization. The organization design is represented by a combination of the organization structure and the management system and constitutes a part of the sequential decision problem of the work. The second part considers the long-run adaptive process for modifying and improving the work. This process is formulated as a partially observable Markov decision process. The final part restates the theoretical results of the previous two parts as normative propositions on the efficient organization design. To test these propositions, the study focusses on the organization structures and the management systems of Japanese firms and obtains the data which support the author's theoretical propositions. This book provides a useful normative approach to organization design problems in management and organization theory.

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  • One Short-Run Adaptive Problems.- 1 The Model.- 1.1 Organization Structures.- 1.2 Management Systems.- 1.3 The Decision Process Model.- 2 Efficient Organizational Design.- 2.1 The Separation Theorem.- 2.2 Existence of an Optimal Decision Rule.- 2.3 Efficient Organization Structures.- 2.4 Efficient Management Systems.- 3 Some Managerial Problems.- 3.1 Efficient Management Systems and Information Costs.- 3.2 Neutral Tasks and Service Departments.- 3.3 Minimax Solutions of Organization Design Problems.- Two Long-Run Adaptive Problems.- 4 Management Systems of Innovation.- 4.1 The Model.- 4.2 Efficient Management Systems.- 4.3 Efficient Management Systems and Members' Abilities.- Three Managerial Implications.- 5 Implications for Organization Theory.- 5.1 Propositions on the Efficient Organizational Design.- 5.2 Contingency Theoretic Implications.- 6 Empirical Research on Japanese Firms.- 6.1 Hypotheses.- 6.2 Methods.- 6.3 Organization Structures under Uncertainty.- 6.4 Management Systems under Uncertainty.- Appendix A Mathemtical Appendix.- Appendix B Trigraph: A Computer Program.- References.

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書名 Design of adaptive organizations : models and empirical research
著作者等 高橋 伸夫
Takahashi Norindo
Takahashi Nobuo
シリーズ名 Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems
出版元 Springer-Verlag
刊行年月 c1987
ページ数 vi, 140 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 3540178341
NCID BA00679497
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ