Test #1 Readings Outline

ADM 3573
Organization Design and Theory
Reading Outline Test #1
(if section of text is not mentioned
you will not be tested on it)
Chapter #1
What is an Organization?
-Types of Organizations
-Importance of Organizations
Dimensions of Organization Design
-Structural Dimensions
-Contextual Dimensions
-Performance and Effectiveness Outcomes – know contingency approach
Chapter #2
The Role of Strategic Directions in Organization
Organizational Purpose
-Operative Goals
-Importance of Goals
Framework for Selecting Strategy and Design
-Porter’s Competitive Strategies
-Miles and Snow Typology
-How Strategies Affect Organization Design
-Other Factors Affecting Organization Design