Discover the most progressive thinking about organizations today as acclaimed author Richard Daft balances recent, innovative ideas with proven classic theories and effective business practices. Daft�s best-selling ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN presents a captivating, compelling snapshot of contemporary organizations and the concepts driving their success. Learn about the design of new organizational forms, such as platform-based digital organizations (Amazon, Uber, Facebook) and dual-purpose organizations that provide self-sustaining social welfare benefits to society. Recognized as one of the most systematic, well-organized texts in the market, the 13th edition of ORGANIZATION THEORY AND DESIGN helps both current and future managers thoroughly prepare for the challenges of today�s business world. This revision showcases some of the most current examples and research alongside time-tested principles. Readers see how many of today�s well-known organizations thrive amidst a rapidly changing, highly competitive international environment. New learning features provide opportunities for readers to apply concepts and refine personal business skills and insights. Read more
About the Author Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership and is a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management Education. He has been the associate editor-in-chief of Organization Science and served for three years as associate editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Daft has authored or co-authored 14 books and written dozens of scholarly articles, papers and chapters in academic books. A noted expert in organization behavior and organization design, Dr. Daft is one of today’s most highly cited academics in the fields of economics and business.