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six coordination mechanisms: Mintzberg, Henry
 

six coordination mechanisms

Mintzberg, Henry

  • topic: org. design & development
  • period: 1979
The Canadian academic, Henry Mintzberg, distinguished six coordination mechanisms from organisational design literature. Any group of individuals that needs to accomplish a complex task faces two opposing requirements: the division of labour of the task into subtasks to support specialisation, and the coordination of these subtasks to accomplish the overall...
 
value chain analysis: Porter, Michael E.
 

value chain analysis

Porter, Michael E.

  • topic: finance & accounting, marketing & sales, org. design & development and strategic management
  • period: 1985
Michael Porter published the Value Chain Analysis in 1985 as a response to criticism that his Five Forces framework lacked an implementation methodology that bridged the gap between internal capabilities and opportunities in the competitive landscape. This framework focused on industry attractiveness as a determinant of the profit potential of all companies...
 
seven S model: Athos, Anthony G., Pascale, Richard T., Peters, Thomas J., Waterman, Robert H.
 

seven S model

Athos, Anthony G., Pascale, Richard T., Peters, Thomas J., Waterman, Robert H.

  • topic: org. design & development, personnel management and strategic management
  • period: 1980
The McKinsey consultants Anthony Athos, Richard Pascale, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman developed the 7 S model as a analytical framework in the late 70s when they researched organisational effectiveness. The consultants went full circle with this model by linking strategy with organisational effectiveness. McKinsey & Company began as consultancy firm...
 
diffusion of innovations: Rogers, Everett M.
 

diffusion of innovations

Rogers, Everett M.

  • topic: communication, innovation & risk and marketing & sales
  • period: 1962
Everett M. Rogers is widely known as the inventor of the “Diffusion of Innovation” theory from his research on how farmers adopt agricultural innovations. After pursuing a degree in agriculture, Rogers earned his PhD in Sociology and Statistics at Iowa State University (1957). His doctorate work stemmed from both his personal interest in understanding...