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In this brilliant reimagining of the business-fable genre, bestselling author Charles Decker presents immediately engaging characters undergoing the throes of organizational change. Going through a company merger or buy-out creates new challenges for managers and employees alike, but this unique business fable offers real-world advice for coping and even prospering. Based on the true story of a candle-making company in New England, Lessons from the... more...

The most up-to-date guide on making the right capital restructuring movesThe Art of Capital Restructuring provides a fresh look at the current state of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring around the world. The dynamic nature of M&As requires an evolving understanding of the field, and this book considers several different forms of physical restructuring such as divestitures as well as financial restructuring, which refers to alterations... more...

Change is now so commonplace that people no longer talk in terms of the "whitewater epoch". Every sector of the economies of the developed world has experienced huge swathes of change in the last decade of the twentieth century alone. Increased global competition, aided and abetted by technological advances, has led many organizations to seek to re-invent themselves in the hope of being able to survive and thrive. In mature sectors in particular, where... more...

What do Wikipedia, Zip Car’s business model, Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and a small group of lobster fishermen have in common? They all show the power and promise of human cooperation in transforming our businesses, our government, and our society at large. Because today, when the costs of collaborating are lower than ever before, there are no limits to what we can achieve by working together.For centuries, we as a society have operated... more...

Making Sense of the Organization elaborates on the influential idea that organizations are interpretation systems that scan, interpret, and learn.  These selected essays represent a new approach to the way managers learn and act in response to their environment and the way organizational change evolves.  Readers of this volume will find a wealth of examples and insights which go well beyond thinking and cognition to explain action.  The author's... more...


When quality efforts go belly up, when incentive pay plans fail, when self-directed work teams stop functioning, when every organizational change meets fervent opposition, it's time to stop applying salves and do a serious diagnosis.

Economic globalization and the application of information and communication technologies have offered firms the opportunity to develop and distribute new knowledge.Open Innovation in Firms and Public Administrations: Technologies for Value Creation analyzes open innovation in a global context and proposes business models and institutional actors that promote the development of open innovation in firms, institutions, and public administrations... more...

Praise for Building Nonprofit Capacity"A central question for leadership is to identify where, and when, to focus organizational energy, and that is where Brothers and Sherman's book comes in. Changing organizations is never easy, which is why managers need the right set of maps and tools—like this one." Jon Pratt, executive director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits "Anyone... more...

With the rate of change in organizations at an all-time high, the need for strong organization design has never been more pressing. Organization Design provides a complete road map for the implementation of organization design, covering all areas including downsizing, outsourcing and re-structuring. Full of hints and tips, as well as a practical toolkit to take organization designers from start to finish, Organization Design outlines the basic theory,... more...

With less money, smaller staffs and stiff competition, today's companies desperatley need fresh, creative ways to use the resources they do have. But is it possible to "create" creativity? "Idea Power" provides a comprehensive, jargon-free guide to encouraging creativity - whether within a small group or throughout an entire company. It's a compendium of concepts, how-to guidelines and reference materials that can be used on any level. Whether the... more...