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inventing the organizations of the 21st century
Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century
by Thomas W. Malone, Robert Laubacher and Michael S. Scott Morton (eds) ISBN:026263273x
The MIT Press 2003 (433 pages)

This report on a five-year multidisciplinary research initiative includes 20 articles examining the goals that animate the initiative, which go beyond pure profit to reflect the human values we want the organizations of the twenty-first century to serve.

Table of Contents
Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century
Part I - Introduction
Chapter 1 - Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century
Part II - What Is Changing?
Chapter 2 - The Boundaries of the Firm Revisited
Chapter 3 - Is Empowerment Just a Fad? Control, Decision Making, and IT
Chapter 4 - Beyond Computation—Information Technology, Organizational Transformation, and Business Performance
Chapter 5 - The Dawn of the E-Lance Economy
Chapter 6 - Two Scenarios for 21st Century Organizations—Shifting Networks of Small Firms or All-Encompassing "Virtual Countries" ?
Chapter 7 - The Interesting Organizations Project—Digitalization of the 21st Century Firm
Part III - What Can You do About It?
Chapter 8 - The Delta Model—Adaptive Management for a Changing World
Chapter 9 - Clockspeed-based Strategies for Supply Chain Design
Chapter 10 - Tools for Inventing Organizations—Toward a Handbook of Organizational Processes
Chapter 11 - Inventing Organizations with the Process Handbook—Excerpts from a Learning History
Chapter 12 - An Improvisational Model for Change Management—The Case of Groupware Technologies
Chapter 13 - The Comparative Advantage of X-Teams
Chapter 14 - Eight Imperatives for the New IT Organization
Part IV - What do You Want in the First Place?
Chapter 15 - What Do We Really Want? A Manifesto for the Organizations of the 21st Century
Chapter 16 - Building a New Social Contract at Work—A Call to Action
Chapter 17 - Retreat of the Firm and the Rise of Guilds—The Employment Relationship in an Age of Virtual Business
Chapter 18 - Unexpected Connections—Considering Employees' Personal Lives Can Revitalize Your Business
Chapter 19 - Innovating our Way to the Next Industrial Revolution
Part V - Conclusion
Chapter 20 - Prospects for the New Century
List of Contributors
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars



Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century
Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century
ISBN: 026263273X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 214

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