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Discover the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, invative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft's best-selling UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY AND DESIGN OF ORGANIZATIONS, 11E, International Edition presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success that will immediately engage any reader. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well organized texts in the market, UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY AND DESIGN OF ORGANIZATIONS, 11E, International Edition helps both future and current managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today's business world. This revision showcases some of today's most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today's well-kwn organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. Proven and new learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights.
Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Principal Senior Lecturer in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he specializes in the study of leadership and organization theory. Dr. Daft is a fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. He was associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant, Organization Theory and Design, and Management. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters, and he has published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management; Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior Teaching Review. Dr. Daft has received several government research grants in organization design, organizational innovation and change, strategy implementation, and organizational information processing. An active teacher and respected consultant, Dr. Daft has served as associate dean and helped manage a start-up enterprise. He has been involved in management development and consulting for numerous organizations, including the American Banking Association, AutoZone, Bridgestone, Vulcan Materials, TVA, Pratt & Whitney, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance, the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, Central Parking System, USAA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Richard L. Daft
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