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dc.contributor.advisorJohn van Maanen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKemp, Alson Ren_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-31T15:21:26Z
dc.date.available2006-07-31T15:21:26Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33663
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaf 71).en_US
dc.description.abstractBusinesses are complex organizations with seemingly limitless interconnectedness and functionality. Organizational Charts are the limit to which many organizations consider their internal structure, while others build workflow models to identify and codify every keystroke and communique. In order to provide a middle ground between superficial Organizational Charts and elaborate workflow models, this thesis develops a simple and broadly applicable method of modeling organizations. In particular, ideas from computer program structuring are transplanted into organizational design. Initially, a theory of Organizational Elements is defined. Then characteristics common to the elements of the framework are explored and a small set of example elements is identified and developed. Finally, the framework is applied to two example organizations and recommendations for further work are presented.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Alson Remington Kemp, III.en_US
dc.format.extent71 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent3140255 bytes
dc.format.extent3143150 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titleToward a theory of organizational elementsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management
dc.identifier.oclc64560599en_US


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