Organisational structure and strategic control

Murray, Peter A. (2014) Organisational structure and strategic control. In: Contemporary strategic management: an Australasian perspective, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Queensland, pp. 315-354. ISBN 978-1-118-36255-6


Learning Objectives:

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

• distinguish between the basic principles that determine the structural characteristics of complex human organisations
• discuss the role and importance of structural building blocks for structural arrangements
• examine the difference between mechanistic and organic
structural features
• distinguish between specialisation, coordination and
• apply the principles of hierarchy in organisational design
to specific tasks and business environments
• illustrate and discuss types of organisational structure
and their strengths and weaknesses
• apply the principles of organisation design
• understand the role of management systems for coordination and how these can be applied.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 04:58
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organisational structure; strategic control
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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