STOA-603: Strategy and Organizational Analysis Report a Broken Link

How and why do organizations function as they do? What are the links among their environments, strategies, and structures? This course offers answers to these questions described in a framework designed to improve organizational effectiveness. The course diagnoses and analyzes how implementing organizational strategies effectively often depends on fitting specific environmental factors with organizational structure and process variables.

Required Readings

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Supplementary Readings

Lesson 1 Supp. Rdgs.

There are no supplementary readings this week.

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Barrett, R. (2017). The values driven organization: Culture, health, employee well-being as a pathway to sustainable performance (2nd ed.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

You may wish to borrow this publication from your local university library.

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There are no supplementary readings this week.

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