Title

A Framework of Organisations as Dynamic Structures

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Title

International Journal of Strategic Change Management

ISSN

1740-2859

Volume

3

Issue

3

DOI

10.1504/IJSCM.2011.041828

First Page

230

Last Page

246

Publication Date

8-1-2011

Abstract

This paper integrates advances in organisational structure research into a broader framework of 'structural action' that depicts organisations as dynamic structures. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the main contributions from various theories and perspectives that have all informed our understanding of the impact of organisational structure on strategic change. We propose that organisational structures, as one mechanism by which strategy is enacted, are moulded purposefully and in different ways. To better understand how organisations are re-designed, the framework recommends particular structural actions depending on the turbulence (both internal and external) and performance (both actual and aspired) aspects of the organisation.

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