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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...
 
pest analysis:
 

pest analysis

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  • topic: marketing & sales and strategic management
  • period: 1950-1959
Beginning in the 1950's, research on organisations emphasised the importance of understanding the wider meso- and macro-economic environment in which organisations operate. An organisation on its own cannot affect environmental factors, nor can environmental factors affect the profitability of an industry or an organisation. Conducting a strategic analysis...
 
scientific management: Taylor, Frederick Winslow
 

scientific management

Taylor, Frederick Winslow

  • topic: org. design & development and technology & operations
  • period: 1911
At the turn of the 20th century, the American engineer, Frederick Winslow Taylor, proposed scientific methodologies to improve the productivity of shop floors at large plants. He argued that labour problems such as low productivity, high turnover, soldiering, and a conflict-driven relationship between management and staff were caused by improper production...
 
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...