Diagnosis and Misfits

  • Richard M. Burton
  • Børge Obel
Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 4)


Strategic diagnosis is an assessment of the organization’s strategic factors, structure and performance. Diagnosis identifies misfits - situations which yield diminished performance; design is devising structures that fit the strategic situation and result in good performance. Strategic organizational diagnosis is the assessment within the multi-contingency model presented in Figure 1.3 of the strategic factors of the organization, the contingency relations, and its configuration and properties.


Product Innovation Leadership Style Uncertainty Avoidance Defender Strategy Strategic Factor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Burton
    • 1
  • Børge Obel
    • 2
  1. 1.The Fuqua School of BusinessDuke UniversityDurham
  2. 2.Department of ManagementOdense UniversityOdenseDenmark

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