The Future of Organization Design - Editorial

Journal of Organization Design, Vol.1, No. 1, 2012

2 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2012 Last revised: 14 Jan 2015

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Borge Obel

Aarhus University - ICOA

Charles C. Snow

Pennsylvania State University

Date Written: May 1, 2012

Abstract

Periodically, leading scholars in the organization sciences have paused to reflect on the status of organization and management theory (e.g., Perrow, 1973; Hambrick, 1993; Huber, 2010). Their overall conclusions have been strikingly similar: organization and management theories may matter a great deal to the scholars who produce them, but they matter very little to managers. As an applied discipline, the field of organization design offers a true opportunity to bridge the worlds of scholarly research and management practice. Problems of organization design exist at the nexus of theory and practice, demanding rich understanding, robust theorizing, strong empirical analysis, and futuristic thinking. Further, with rapid technological evolution, new forms of organizing, and dynamic economic and social environments within and across countries, problems of organization design in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors are ever more complex and challenging, for both researchers and managers.

Keywords: Organization design

Suggested Citation

Obel, Børge and Snow, Charles C., The Future of Organization Design - Editorial (May 1, 2012). Journal of Organization Design, Vol.1, No. 1, 2012 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2181931

Børge Obel (Contact Author)

Aarhus University - ICOA ( email )

Fuglesangs Alle 20
Aarhus, DK-8210
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.icoa.dk

Charles C. Snow

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

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