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The Microstructure of Organizations

Phanish Puranam


This book synthesizes a decade of research by the author into fundamental issues in organization design. The result is a novel micro-structural perspective on organizations, which aims to both expand and narrow current thinking. The new perspective takes an expansive view on the kinds of phenomena that can be studied in terms of organization design- such as cross–functional teams, strategic partnerships, buyer-supplier relations, alliance networks, mega-projects, post-merger integration, business groups, open source communities, and crowdsourcing, besides traditional concerns with bureaucratic ... More

Keywords: Organization design, Micro-structure, Aggregation, Organizational Structure, Micro-foundations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199672363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phanish Puranam, author
The Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy and Organization Design, INSEAD