Organizational Theory Class Notes
Chapter 1- Organizations and Organization Theory
Organizational Theory helps us explain what happened in the past, as well as what may happen
in the future, so that we can man
Chapter 11 Notes-Innovation and Change
The Strategic Role of Change
Organizations must run fast to keep up with changes taking place all around them.
Todays organizations must keep themselves open to continuous innova
Chapter 10 Notes-Organizational Culture and Ethical Values
What is Culture?
Values, norms, guiding beliefs, and understandings that is shared by
members of an organization.
Taught to new members as the correct way to
Chapter 9 Notes-Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline
Organization Size: Is Bigger Better?
Companies in all industries strive for growth to acquire the size and
resources needed to compete globally.
Chapter 8 Notes-Using Information Technology for Control &Coordination
Management Control Systems
Formal Routines, reports, and procedures.
Formalized information based activities.
Chapter 5 Notes-Interorganizational Relationships
Interorganizational Relationships- relatively enduring resource transactions, flows, and
linkages that occur among two or more organizations.
Chapter 6 Notes-Designing Organizations for the International Environment
Entering the Global Arena
More companies are doing business globally.
Advancements in technology and world communications has changed the competit
Chapter 4 Notes- The External Environment
The Organization Environment
All the elements that exist outside the boundary of the organization.
The Task Environment
Sectors that the organization interacts with directly to
Chapter 3- Fundamentals of Organization Structure
Formal Reporting Relationships
Grouping of Individuals
Design of Systems
Define Structural Framework and interactions
The process of designing
Chapter 2 Notes- Strategy, Organization Design, and Effectiveness
Desired state of affairs that the organization attempts to reach.
Organizations energies and resources are directed
Chapter 12 Notes-Decision Making Processes
Types of Decisions
Organizational decision making is the process of identifying and solving
o Problem Identification
o Problem Solution
Individual Decision Making