The Microstructure of Organizations

ISBN : 9780199672363

Phanish Puranam
224 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Research on organization design is central to the field of management, and closely allied to the sub-field of strategic management. This book synthesizes a decade of research by the author into the fundamental issues in organization design, and presents it in the form of a new perspective (known as the micro-structural perspective).


1 An Introduction to the Micro-Structural Approach to Organization Design
2 Behavioral Foundations
3 Division of Labor
4 Integration of Effort
5 The Exercise of Authority
6 Hierarchies of Authority
7 Formal and Informal Organization
8 New forms of organizing
9 Methodology for Microstructures

About the author: 

Phanish Puranam is Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organization Design at INSEAD. He is also Academic Director of INSEAD's PhD programme. Phanish's research focuses on organization design and corporate strategy. He has published extensively in internationally reputed academic journals, and has served in senior editorial roles in such journals. His research has won international awards and competitive grants awarded across the social and natural sciences. Phanish obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and was on the faculty of London Business School till 2012.

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