Getting strategies and structures right for changing market conditions and successfully matching strategies and structures with each other, are crucial. This volume reviews and develops the extensive literature in the areas of business policy and organizational behaviour, taking the subject further by breaking down boundaries between subject areas within management studies; by adopting a dynamic approach to organizational issues; and by synthesizing the disparate, often confusing research findings in this area into a general theoretical approach which can be assimilated by managers faced with the problems of the real world.
List of Figures and Tables. Preface. 1. The State of the Art. 2. Organizational Goals and Performance. 3. Open Systems and the Ecological Approach. 4. Developing a Concept of Strategy. 5. Organizational Structure and Organizational Design. 6. The Organizational Environment. 7. The Decision-Making Processes Involved. 8. Functional Specialization and Internal Differentiation. 9. The Development of Company Strategies. 10. Strategy, Design and the Individual. 11. The Management of Strategy and Structure. 12. The Role of Company Strategy in the Economy. Bibliography. Indices.