Selected References on Organizational Analysis & Design
The following books and articles have especially informed our organizational development practice with respect to organizational analysis and design. We hope you find a few titles here that are of benefit to you.
Argyris, C. (1962). Interpersonal competence and organizational effectiveness. Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin.
Bertalanffy, L. V. (1950). The theory of open systems in physics and biology. Science, 111, 23-29.
Bolman, L. G. and Deal, T. E. (1997). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership. (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Bradford, D. L. & Burke, W. W. (Eds.) (2005). Reinventing organization development: New approaches to change in organizations. Wiley & Sons.
Burke, W. W. (2007). Organization Change: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Carvajal, R. (1983). Systemic netfields: The systems’ paradigm crisis. Human Relations, 36(3), 227-246.
Cherns, A. (1976). The principles of sociotechnical design. Human Relations, 29(8), 783-792.
Cummings, T. G. & Worley, C. G. (2005). Organization development & change. (8th ed.). Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing.
Cummings, T. G., Molloy, E. S. & Glen, R. (1977). A methodological critique of fifty-eight selected work experiments. Human Relations, 30(8), 675-708.
Daft, R. L. (2001). Essentials of organization theory & design (2nd ed.). Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.
Kraut, A. I. (Ed.). (2006). Getting action from organizational surveys: New concepts, technologies, and applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Lawler, E. & Worley. C. (2006). Built to change: How to achieve sustained organizational effectiveness. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Lewin, K. (1975). Field theory in social science. Westport, CT: Greenwood.
Mclean, G. N., Rothwell, W. J., & Sullivan, R. S. (eds.). (2005). Practicing organization development: A guide for consultants (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Nadler, D. and M. Tushman. (1997). Competing by design: The power of organizational architecture. New Your: Oxford University Press.
Nevis, E. C. (1987). Organizational consulting: A gestalt approach. London: The Analytic Press.
Perrow, C. (1986). Complex organizations: A critical essay (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Ritzer, G. (1993). The McDonaldization of society. London: Pine Forge.
Rothwell, W. J., Sullivan, R., & McLean, G. N. (Eds.). (1995). Practicing organization development: A guide for consultants. San Diego, CA: Pfeiffer.
Scott, R. (1992). Organizations: Rational, natural, and open systems. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Sitter, L. U., Hertog, J. F. & Dankbaar, B. (1997). From complex organizations with simple jobs to simple organizations with complex jobs. Human Relations, 50(5), 497-536.
Trist, E. & Bamforth, K. (1951). Some social and psychological consequences of the longwall method of coal getting. Human Relations, 4, 3-38.