Introduction to Organization Theory is a textbook for students and scholars of business management, aspiring to be practicing managers in the corporate world. It introduces them to the concept of organization theory, structure and design.
The focus is on the structure and design of organizations, the theories underlying the design of structures, the effectiveness of organizational design in ensuring organizational survival and growth, and the management of organizational restructuring and change to prevent corporate decline and failure.
Most standard textbooks on organizational theory currently in use are by foreign authors, and cite predominantly US or European examples. To address this lacuna, at least two Indian case studies have been discussed in each chapter and numerous examples of Indian organizations and their experiences have been included to explain concepts and theories.
Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya was formerly Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. She holds a BE in Metallurgy and is an FPM in Behavioral Sciences from IIM Calcutta. She is currently working with Feedback Foundation, a consulting organization in the development sector.