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New Organizational Forms, Controls, and Institutions

Understanding the Tensions in ‘Post-Bureaucratic' Organizations

  • Maria Carmela Annosi
  • Federica Brunetta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 1-15
  3. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 17-30
  4. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 31-44
  5. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 45-70
  6. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 71-87
  7. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 89-110
  8. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 139-189
  9. Maria Carmela Annosi, Federica Brunetta
    Pages 191-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-212

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the growing number of ‘post-bureaucratic’ firms that are abandoning hierarchical organizational forms in favor of self-managing teams.  Addressing the need to outperform, these new organization types foresee the benefits of an organic structure with new and more indirect forms of control, and aim to coordinate the activities of highly-skilled workers without relying on a bureaucratic superstructure. The chapters explore the tensions that exist between external and internal institutional forces. As new forms of control strategies emerge, mostly value-based, this book accounts for the cognitive categories, conventions, rules and logic that should be integrated and combined with traditional forms of managerial controls in order to enable co-existence with established bureaucratic frameworks. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of organizational behavior and innovation management, and also practitioners and managers aiming to shift from a traditional hierarchical structure to post-bureaucratic forms.

Keywords

management customer hierarchy structure bureaucracy

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Carmela Annosi
    • 1
  • Federica Brunetta
    • 2
  1. 1.Wageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.LUISS Guido Carli University RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54750-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54749-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54750-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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