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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Organisations

A Strategic Perspective

ISBN 9780333745496
Publication Date March 2000
Formats Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

This text is concerned with the economic and strategic analysis of organisations. It looks at the definition and objectives of organisations, their structure and governance and how they combine and use resources over time. It also looks at boundary issues and how organisations position within industries and markets. Organisations are analysed in an institutional context and in an international framework with many case studies and examples.

PAUL FERGUSON is Lecturer in The Management School at Lancaster University with considerable experience of MBA teaching including the British Airways MBA programme. He is the author of Business Economics and Industrial Economics, both published by Macmillan.

GLENYS FERGUSON is a teacher and analysist in economics and business.

Overview
PART 1: THE ORGANISATION AND ITS CONTEXT
What is an Organisation?
Organisational Objectives
PART 2: FOCUS ON THE ORGANISATION
Resources and the Strategic Core
Which Processes?
The Organisation Boundary
Intermediate Arrangements
The Boundary Through Time
Knowledge and Learning
Organisational Structures
Governance
PART 3: CHOICE OF MARKET
Markets and Industries
Positioning
PART 4: FOCUS ON THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT
The Impact of the Institutional Environment
Governance and the Institutional Environment
Operating Across National Frontiers

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