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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...
 
business ecosystem: Moore, James F.
 

business ecosystem

Moore, James F.

  • topic: innovation & risk, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1993
A business ecosystem describes the structure and behaviour of a network of high-tech organisations that share a key technological platform and the ways individual firms can flourish in such an environment. Dr. James F. Moore was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he founded the Open Economies...
 
four laws of media: McLuhan, Marshall
 

four laws of media

McLuhan, Marshall

  • topic: communication and technology & operations
  • period: 1964
Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian professor of Sociology, was best known for popularising views on the effect of the new communication technologies of television and radio on a society's culture. He saw culture as a derivative of technological change rather than an independent factor. He introduced the public to such terms as the 'global village' and...
 
technology typology: Thompson, James David
 

technology typology

Thompson, James David

  • topic: org. design & development and technology & operations
  • period: 1967
By the late 1960's, the American academic, James Thompson, overcame a major limitation of Woodward's earlier technology typology by including both manufacturing and service organisations. Technology, an important factor in contingency theory, assumed that the type of technology determined an organisation's most effective internal structure. Thompson based...