Lecture Notes

Selected lecture notes are provided below.

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I. Introduction
1 What is strategic organizational design? ( PDF - 2.1MB )
2 Case: eBay ( PDF )
3 Why are things changing? ( PDF )
4 Case: InnoCentive  
II. Designing Organizations for Strategic Goals
5 Basic organizational designs ( PDF )
6

Applying basic organizational designs

Case: Procter & Gamble

 
7

Designs for exploration: Product innovation

Case: Google Inc.

 
8

Using lateral coordination processes

Case: Cisco

 
9

Maximizing employee motivation and creativity

Case: AES

 
10

Organizing global companies

Case: Siemens

( PDF )
11

Designing networks that cross firm boundaries

Case: Proctor & Gamble

 
12

The process of organizational design and change

Case: Charlotte Beers at Ogilvy & Mather

( PDF )
13 Case: Wikipedia  
14 How are things changing? ( PDF - 2.5MB )
15 Case: Threadless  
16

Harnessing democracy

Cases: W. L. Gore and others

( PDF )
17 Case: TopCoder  
18

Harnessing markets

Cases: Intel scenario, Cambrian House

( PDF )
19 Self-organizing communities  
20 Organizational change in crowds  
21

What is the purpose of the organizations we are designing?

Cases: Whole Foods and others

 
III. Conclusions
22 Project team presentations  
23 Project team presentations (cont.)  
24

Project team presentations (cont.)

Class conclusion

( PDF - 1.2MB )

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