Organization Structure and Design integrates the design options available to organizations, classic ideas and theories, and real world practices. It discusses, examines, and demonstrates the interrelationship of the design rules, their theoretical use as well as practical implications. The text, which is interspersed with detailed relevant examples, provides a better insight into real time situations and helps in understanding how, in the Indian context, companies are coping with the highly competitive environment.
The book describes how one can manage people and utilize resources in order to achieve a desired outcome, while keeping in mind individual predispositions of managers, technological innovations, uncertainty of environment, change requirements, and cultural milieu. The book encompasses large number of theories and approaches, which help to identify design rules that can be used to design structures with specific purposes. The book is written in a simple and student-friendly manner, keeping in mind the student population that is opting for management education. The book prepares students to face the challenges of the real world.
The topics covered in the book form a part of Organizational Behaviour-I course curriculum of most universities and B-Schools. The book would also serve as reference book on Principles of Management and Theories and Practices in Management.
Mirza S. Saiyadain was a Professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad for 27 years. He was a visiting professor at McGill University, Canada, and University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. In addition, he has taught at University of Kansas, USA and University of Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Saiyadain is an active researcher, a consultant to various national and international organizations including UNESCO, UNFPA, AIBD, ASBU and has conducted many Executive Development Programmes in India and abroad. His areas of interest are Human Resource Management, Structure and Design, and Population Communication. He has authored 20 books and has published more than 50 research articles in Indian and International Journals. His current interest is Institution Building and is associated among other Institutions with Indus World School of Business, Greater Noida.
Poornima Gupta has more than twelve years of experience in industry and academia. She is currently working with Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi as a senior Lecturer. Her areas of interest are Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory and Research Methodology.