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Efficient Organizational Design

Balancing Incentives and Power

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Marco Weiss
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theory of Organizational Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Marco Weiss
      Pages 17-71
    3. Marco Weiss
      Pages 72-163
    4. Marco Weiss
      Pages 164-194
  4. Practice of Organizational Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Marco Weiss
      Pages 233-253
    3. Marco Weiss
      Pages 254-292
    4. Marco Weiss
      Pages 293-295
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 296-323

About this book


This book investigates how organizations can be designed for efficiency. Strategy, structure, boundaries and the governance of organizations are analyzed for any interdependencies within or between them and synthesised to a consistent system. Case studies illustrate the application of the theory of organizational design.


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About the authors

MARCO WEISS is a research fellow at the Wilhelm Merton-Chair at the University of Frankfurt. He has published several articles about organizational design in various firms and industries. In his counsulting capacity he has worked for several firms in the financial services industry.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods


'Weiss is extremely widely read and summarizes a large and difficult literature in a most admirable fashion...A highly recommended contribution.' - Nicolai Foss,