April 18, 2005

Readings in Ethics, Politics, and Values in Design

For the last section of Organizational Design class we're reading chapters one and two from Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research by Caroline Whitbeck and "Design Ethics" by Dick Buchanan from the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.

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March 30, 2005

Design and Its Products Readings

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Quality in Service Design Reading

"Quality in new service development: Key concepts and a frame of reference" by Bo Edvardsson from The International Journal of Production Economics.

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March 28, 2005

Design Inquiry for Organizational Change Reading

"Interaction Pathways in Organizational Life" by CMU's own Richard Buchanan.

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March 23, 2005

Management Perspective on Design Reading

"Rethinking Organizational Design" by Karl Weick.

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March 17, 2005

Service Design Reading

"Will You Survive the Services Revolution?" by Uday Karmarkar from the Harvard Business Review.

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March 15, 2005

Design Attitude Readings

"Design Matters for Management" and "Towards a Design Vocabulary for Management" by Richard Boland and Fred Callopy and "Reflections on Designing and Architectural Practice" by Frank Gehry. All in Managing as Designing.

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March 14, 2005

Nature of Experiences Reading

"The Contextual and Dialectical Nature of Experiences" by Sudheer Gupta and Mirjana Vajic from New Service Development: Creating Memorable Experiences

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March 03, 2005

Design Management Readings

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Organizational Culture Reform Movement Readings

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February 24, 2005

Organizational Culture Readings

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February 18, 2005

Power and Politics Readings

Two readings about power and politics in organizations: "The Power Game and Its Players" by Henry Mintzberg and "The Bases of Social Power" by John R.P. French Jr. and Bertram Raven.

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February 17, 2005

System Theory Readings

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February 08, 2005

Structural Analysis Readings

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Organizational Behavior Readings

Readings post-1957:

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February 07, 2005

Neoclassical Organizational Theorists Readings

Readings from post-WWII through the 1950s.

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February 02, 2005

Pre-WWII Readings in Classical Management Theory

Readings from the beginnings of management and organizational studies.

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January 23, 2005

Organizations as Systems Reading

"Systematizing Power, Communications, and the Power to Communicate," "Systematizing Workers and the Workplace" and "Technology as a Social Solution: the 1920s to the 1950s" by Alan Marcus and Howard Segal from Technology in America: A Brief History

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January 19, 2005

The History of Management Reading

"The Merchants of Venice" and "Emerging Schools of Thought: A Classification of Managerial Concepts" by Claude S. George from A History of Management Thought.

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January 12, 2005

History and Nature of Design Readings

For Dick Buchanan's Design, Management, and Organizational Change class:

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