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five configurations: Mintzberg, Henry
 

five configurations

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, synthesised organisational design literature into five ideal organisational forms or configurations that do not exist in the real world, but provide consultants and managers a framework to understand and design organisational structures. Mintzberg defined organisational structure as "the sum...
 
six coordination mechanisms: Mintzberg, Henry
 

six coordination mechanisms

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, distinguished six coordination mechanisms from organisational design literature. Any group of individuals that needs to accomplish a complex task faces two opposing requirements: the division of labour of the task into subtasks to support specialisation, and the coordination of these subtasks to accomplish the overall...
 
five star model: Galbraith, Jay R.
 

five star model

Galbraith, Jay R.

  • topic: information technology and org. design & development
  • period: 1973
The American academic and consultant, Jay Galbraith, developed the Star Model as an organisational design framework. The model used design policies that guide organisational decision making and behaviour. The model contained the following five categories: 1. Strategy Determines direction through goals, objectives, values...
 
ep[r]g: Perlmutter, Howard V.
 

ep[r]g

Perlmutter, Howard V.

  • topic: culture & internationalisation and org. design & development
  • period: 1969
Dr. Howard V. Perlmutter is a world authority on globalisation and pioneer on the internationalisation of firms, cities and other institutions. Trained as a mechanical engineer and as a social psychologist, Perlmutter joined Wharton’s faculty in 1969. He specialised in the evolution of multinational corporations (MNCs) making predictions to how their viability...