‘The Foundatitions and Future of Organization Design Research’
by Metin Şengül
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We review the last 20 years of organization design literature, which reflects the study of design choices and how they influence the behavior, cognitions, decisions, and performance of an organization, its constituent units, and its members. Design choices include the structures, systems, and processes of the organization. There are four major approaches to organization design in the contemporary literature: Configuration, Control, Channelization, and Coordination. We identify the streams of research that characterize these approaches and discuss each. We use our review to identify research opportunities, including the prevalence of hierarchies vs. flat organizations, designs at the intersection of humans and algorithms, and new organizational forms, to help scholars craft a research agenda on organization design.