This book presents novel theoretical ideas and empirical findings where the fields of strategizing and organizing meet. At this boundary lie many of the most crucial theoretical and practical issues for management and managing. Innovative Forms of Organizing, the eagerly awaited sequel to The Innovating Organization (SAGE, 2000), draws upon the comprehensive data sets of the INFORM programme of research, to examine the development of innovative forms of organizing and company performance in organizations across Europe, Japan and the United States. Innovative Forms of Organizing establishes and develops three strong themes: organizing and strategizing; complementarities, change and performance; and the management of dualities in the modern corporation. The book then discusses the implications of its presented ideas for strategizing/organizing in the 21st century firm and the challenges for management researchers of conducting large scale, international comparative research. Innovative Forms of Organizing thereby illustrates 21st Century management research in 21st Century organizations across Europe, Japan and the USA. This seminal international study will be a classic in the field for years to come for scholars and policy makers in academia, business and government who are interested in strategy, organization and international management.
Innovative Forms of Organizing: Trends in Europe, Japan and the USA in the 1990s
Here at the beginning of the twenty-first century the trumpets of change are heralding the appearance of innovative forms of organization. Some management writers have suggested a widespread sense of revolution in the form, character and process of contemporary organizations. In their attempts to capture and portray these changes in form there has been a notable tendency to invent new phrases. These phrases often imply the appearance of new types of organizations, but the emphasis is not just on new organizational forms or structures, but also new processes and systems. Thus we are variously persuaded of the ...